OBITUARY

Marla Mae Morris

June 2, 1957May 10, 2019
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Marla Mae Morris, 61, of Baxley, Georgia passed away Friday, May 10, 2019. A native of Glynn County and a resident for most of her life, she was born June 2, 1957 to the late Robert Bruce Beard and the late Garnet Avice French. Ms. Morris was a graduate of Glynn Academy. Marla devoted all of her time raising and spending time with her children and family. She leaves behind many fond memories that will be cherished by all.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Morris was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents James and Evelyn French; Paternal grandparents James and Lillian Beard; and Brother-in-Law Henry (Mac) McDonald.

She is survived by her four sons William A Morris, JR of Baxley, GA, Justin W. Morris of Ludowici, GA, John R. Morris of Brunswick, GA, Kenneth W. Morris of Statesboro, Ga; Three sisters June (James) Bennett of Jesup, GA, Jean McDonald of Brunswick, GA, Bobbie (Hamp) Brooker of Brunswick, GA; Brother Sam ( Loyette) Beard of Jackson, GA; Four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons with Reverend ED Hurst officiant. Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.

Serving as active pallbearers will be William A. Morris, JR, Sam S. Beard, John R. Morris, Justin W. Morris, William A Morris, III, Hamp Brooker, Jason Bennett, and Kenny Bennett.

The family has requested that in lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be made to the Regency Southern Care, 2311 E. First St. STE. B Vidalia, Ga., 30474.

Arrangements are entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia. www.edomillerandsons.com

  • FAMILY

  • Garnet Beard, Mother
  • Bruce Beard, Father
  • William A. Morris Jr., Son
  • Justin W. Morris, Son
  • John R. Morris, Son
  • Kenneth W. Morris, Son
  • June (James) Bennett, Sister
  • Jean McDonald, Sister
  • Bobbie (Hamp) Brooker, Sister
  • Sam (Loyette) Beard, Brother
  • Evelyn French, Maternal Grandmother
  • James French, Maternal Grandfather
  • Lillian Beard, Paternal Grandmother
  • James Beard, Paternal Grandfather
  • Henry (Mac) McDonald, Brother-in-law
  • Mrs. Morris also leaves four grandchildren and numbers nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • William A. Morris Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Sam S. Beard, Active Pallbearer
  • John R. Morris, Active Pallbearer
  • Justin W. Morris, Active Pallbearer
  • William A. Morris III, Active Pallbearer
  • Hamp Brooker, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason Bennett, Active Pallbearer
  • Kenny Bennett, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Regency Southern Care

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Memories

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Justin Morris sr

May 13, 2019

I really never wanted this day to come but we all have a day and it may not seem fair but we are laid to rest in a better place and suffer no more my queen has been sent to heaven and as bad as it is killing me she is at peace mom you were the best mother a son could ever ask for see you again someday I love ❤️ you mom nothing could ever take your place one hell of a mother I love you so much see you in heaven

Justin Morris sr

May 13, 2019

Justin Morris

May 13, 2019

Amber Wallin

May 13, 2019

Marla & 3 of my 4 brothers

Marie Mosley

May 12, 2019

My deepest sympathies go out to all of Marla’s family , she was one of my best friends through out our teenage years together and and kept in touch as we got older .. Marla you are in Gods hands now and no more pain .. God bless you sweet girl , you’ve fought a hard battle over the years but I’m sure your mama was waiting on you with open arms..RIP my friend 🙏🏻

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Biography

Marla Mae Morris, 61, of Baxley, Georgia passed away Friday, May 10, 2019. A native of Glynn County and a resident for most of her life, she was born June 2, 1957 to the late Robert Bruce Beard and the late Garnet Avice French. Ms. Morris was a graduate of Glynn Academy.
Marla devoted all of her time raising and spending time with her children and family. She leaves behind many fond memories that will be cherished by all.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Morris was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents James and Evelyn French; Paternal grandparents James and Lillian Beard; and Brother-in-Law Henry (Mac) McDonald.
She is survived by her four sons William A Morris, JR of Baxley, GA, Justin W. Morris of Ludowici, GA, John R. Morris of Brunswick, GA, Kenneth W. Morris of Statesboro, Ga; Three sisters June (James) Bennett of Jesup, GA, Jean McDonald of Brunswick, GA, Bobbie (Hamp) Brooker of Brunswick, GA; Brother Sam ( Loyette) Beard of Jackson, GA; Four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons with Reverend ED Hurst officiant. Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.