OBITUARY

Darleen "Mimi" Yvonne (Campbell) Morris

August 4, 1942April 6, 2019

Darleen “Mimi” Yvonne (Campbell) Morris, 76, of College Station passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, April 6, 2019 in College Station.

Mimi was born August 4, 1942 in Corpus Christi, Texas the daughter of William A. and Jacqueline (Alford) Campbell. Her father died serving during WWII, when his ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea. Following graduation from W.B. Ray High School, Corpus Christi, Darleen attended Texas A&I, Kingsville (TAMUK). While there she met Earl L. Morris and they married May 30, 1963. She completed her education at Texas A&M University. She graduated as one of (if not the) first undergraduate female to receive her BA in education after A&M became coed. Darleen was a member of the Legacy Women of Texas A&M University. She received her degree as Earl received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Together they reared 3 children. Darleen was a homemaker, who took pride in her home, spending countless hours decorating and gardening. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She was a Christian lady, and a Godly example for all. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she and Earl taught the 3 year old Sunday school for 17 years. Darleen’s arms were always open to children. She was a Mimi to many and loved each child as though they were her own. She was a true beauty inside and out. She was selfless always putting others first, loved unconditionally, full of grace and walked by her faith. Her smile was infectious, her words were always encouraging and her heart was true of gold. She loved serving the Lord, and had the gift of hospitality. Her many talents showed through wonderful meals, needle point, crocheting and quilting. She was a member of the Tuesday morning quilting class at church. Her gifting to serve others showed in the numerous quilts she made to donate to children services locally and her family members. It was her delight to see the happiness that the quilts brought. Darleen touched so many lives during her time on earth.

Mimi leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Earl L. Morris, DVM; children, Bryan Morris & wife Shawna, Darla Easterling & husband Marty, Darlyn Morris & Jr.; a sister, Pamela Jean (Pam-z) Stesch & husband Bill; grandchildren, Lauren Goode, Tori Biggs, Loren Williams, Briley Gismond, Ford Gismond, Brannon Easterling, Reece Easterling, Jordan Morris, Crystal Morris, Evan Sprague; eight great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bill Morris & wife Barbara; sister-in-law, Georgia Ann Shelander; six nieces & nephews, Jamie Stesch & wife Dallis, Katie Madison & husband Jon, Cindy Westbrook & husband Wray, Debby Morris Heim, Austin Morris & wife Pattie, Cleveland Morris & wife Donna, Marvin Shelander, Cindy Shelander; and her best friends, Barbara Foster and Jimmie Hawley.

She was preceded in death by her father; parents, Stanley and Jacqueline Kerr and her grandparents Shelly and Lenna Alford, uncle Darell Alford and brother-in-law John Shelander.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 12th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A funeral service to celebrate Mimi’s life will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 13th at First Baptist Church of College Station, with Pastor Troy Allen officiating. Interment will follow at the Aggie Field of Honor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, of Beeville Texas, https://www.stchm.org/

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Darleen "Mimi" Yvonne (Campbell) Morris

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Judy & Ted Shaver

April 10, 2019

Darleen was a wonderful friend all the years we were raising our children Teri , Susan, Sharon and Laura there at FBC College Station.
Many wonderful memories working alongside her in children and youth activities
Our prayers are with all the family at this time. So sorry we can’t join you at her funeral as we now live away from the area
Judy & Ted

Leon and Dottie Scrutchfield

April 9, 2019

Our prayers are with your family at this loss. Darleen was a wonderful friend who always asked about our family when our paths crossed. We are sorry. to miss the service as we will be out of town but our thoughts will be with you. Scrutch and Dottie

Biography

Darleen “Mimi” Yvonne (Campbell) Morris, 76, of College Station passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, April 6, 2019 in College Station.

Mimi was born August 4, 1942 in Corpus Christi, Texas the daughter of William A. and Jacqueline (Alford) Campbell. Her father died serving during WWII, when his ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea. Following graduation from W.B. Ray High School, Corpus Christi, Darleen attended Texas A&I, Kingsville (TAMUK). While there she met Earl L. Morris and they married May 30, 1963. She completed her education at Texas A&M University. She graduated as one of (if not the) first undergraduate female to receive her BA in education after A&M became coed. Darleen was a member of the Legacy Women of Texas A&M University. She received her degree as Earl received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Together they reared 3 children. Darleen was a homemaker, who took pride in her home, spending countless hours decorating and gardening. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She was a Christian lady, and a Godly example for all. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she and Earl taught the 3 year old Sunday school for 17 years. Darleen’s arms were always open to children. She was a Mimi to many and loved each child as though they were her own. She was a true beauty inside and out. She was selfless always putting others first, loved unconditionally, full of grace and walked by her faith. Her smile was infectious, her words were always encouraging and her heart was true of gold. She loved serving the Lord, and had the gift of hospitality. Her many talents showed through wonderful meals, needle point, crocheting and quilting. She was a member of the Tuesday morning quilting class at church. Her gifting to serve others showed in the numerous quilts she made to donate to children services locally and her family members. It was her delight to see the happiness that the quilts brought. Darleen touched so many lives during her time on earth.

Mimi leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Earl L. Morris, DVM; children, Bryan Morris & wife Shawna, Darla Easterling & husband Marty, Darlyn Morris & Jr.; a sister, Pamela Jean (Pam-z) Stesch & husband Bill; grandchildren, Lauren Goode, Tori Biggs, Loren Williams, Briley Gismond, Ford Gismond, Brannon Easterling, Reece Easterling, Jordan Morris, Crystal Morris, Evan Sprague; eight great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bill Morris & wife Barbara; sister-in-law, Georgia Ann Shelander; six nieces & nephews, Jamie Stesch & wife Dallis, Katie Madison & husband Jon, Cindy Westbrook & husband Wray, Debby Morris Heim, Austin Morris & wife Pattie, Cleveland Morris & wife Donna, Marvin Shelander, Cindy Shelander; and her best friends, Barbara Foster and Jimmie Hawley.

She was preceded in death by her father; parents, Stanley and Jacqueline Kerr and her grandparents Shelly and Lenna Alford, uncle Darell Alford and brother-in-law John Shelander.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 12th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. A funeral service to celebrate Mimi’s life will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 13th at First Baptist Church of College Station, with Pastor Troy Allen officiating. Interment will follow at the Aggie Field of Honor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, of Beeville Texas, https://www.stchm.org/