Chantsy Kaylee Morris
February 18, 2004 – December 1, 2020
Chantsy Kaylee Morris
Chantsy Kaylee Morris suddenly and tragically passed away at the tender young age of 16 in her Colorado home on December 1st, 2020. Chantsy was born in Tremonton, Utah, on February 18th, 2004, to her loving Parents Nicole and Casey Morris.
She was the first baby girl born into her family, followed by her siblings, whom she adored, Kyra and Nick. She was a lover of all animals and leaves behind her handsome beloved cat Garfield. Chantsy loved art, music, dancing, softball, FX makeup, traveling, working out with her mother, hanging out with her sister and friends, hunting with her dad, and writing poems or about anything that resonated passionately within her heart. She would want everyone to transpire in a message from a particular poem that I have been prompted to share with you all called Slow Dance.
“SLOW DANCE Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down. Don't dance so fast. Time is short. The music won't last.
Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask, “How are you?” Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed, with the next hundred chores running through your head?
You'd better slow down. Don't dance so fast. Time is short The music won't last.
Ever told your child, We'll do it tomorrow? And in your haste, Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die. Cause you never had time To call and say, ‘HI.'
You'd better slow down. Don't dance so fast. Time is short. The music won't last…
When you run so fast to get somewhere, You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift.... Thrown away.
Life is not a race. Do take it slower Hear the music Before the song is over.”
This particular beautiful poem was not written by Chantsy but shared by her due to resonation that she would want others to take heed of spiritually. Life is short; take a minute to appreciate life's miraculous beauty, never be in a hurry, or you may miss out on the slow dance. Engulf yourself in your loved ones, soak up every smile, every word, every song shared that will one day be forever stored as a cherished deep-seated memory. Chantsy had an immensely beautiful bubbly soul like no other that resonated and touched whoever she met. She had a heart larger than life itself, always wanting to help others and never spoke rudely to or about anyone. Sadly, the world is full of cruel individuals that slowly diminished her bright and beautiful soul over a duration of time. Chantsy unfortunately endured people's hurtful words and actions throughout her life, and the metaphor "Death by a thousand cuts" weighs heavily in my mind. So please remember to always be a kind-spirited loving individual to those around you. One can never truly fathom or understand what someone is struggling with internally and what words they hear that will genuinely be the last they can endure. If anything, Chantsy would want people to understand that words have impeccable power when spoken to others, so use them diligently. Furthermore, become the change and light you want to see in the world we so solemnly share as humans. Spread infectious smiles, laughter, share kindness with others, and unadulterated joy.
“Do everything in love." 1 CORINTHIANS 16:14
The services for Chantsy will be held at the Soldiers Memorial Chapel located on Fort Carson during the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm on January 16th; all are welcome to attend. The address is 6333 Martinez St #1500, Fort Carson, CO 80913
Chantsy Kaylee Morris
January 17, 2021
I remember meeting Chantsy in my freshman year of high school during my health class. At first, there wasn't much more than a pacing glance or a hello, but over time we got closer. I am so glad to have met her then, and I will forever cherish the memories that I had made with her. Like domination day at FFCHS, or the crazy pictures you let me take of you in health class. I am happy to have the pictures with her that I do have and I am very thankful to have ever gotten to know such an amazing girl.
January 15, 2021
Chantsy was a student of mine in two drawing class. She was incredibly creative and had a personality that drew others to her. She was a creative and sweet person and I am haunted by the absence that her passing has left. I pray for comfort for her family and want them to know that I think of her often and miss her smile and her presence.
January 11, 2021
Chantsy, I didn't know you long, but you've made an incredible impact on me. I had you in class first semester and you sat right up front. I can still hear you saying, "I don't know," when I would ask you a question. When I would ask you to try again, and you would give the right answer, you would smile and give a little eye roll because I made such a big deal out of you getting the right answer. I wish you could see yourself from my eyes. The way you'd smile when you were trying to be serious, or the look in your eyes when you understood something, or the sweet interactions you had with your friends. I saw it all. I pray that you know you are loved, and I pray that your family finds comfort and peace in knowing that your life has made such an impact on many people. I think about you often and I pray you feel the peace and love that you deserve to feel.
January 4, 2021
May God be with you all during this difficult time.
Chantsy was a student of mine several years ago and was such a beautiful soul. Although not one particular memory comes to mind, what I’ll always remember about her was her smile and laughter.
I was so blessed to have her. She had the most infectious personality and always knew how to make me smile even when I was trying to my hardest to be serious and manage the class.
My greatest sympathies and prayers are with you all at this time. May God lift Chantsy up from the darkness and shine his light on her and all of you.
December 29, 2020
I met Chansty last year. I had just moved from California and was the new kid. We sat across from each other at the same table in 4th hour, we started talking after two weeks of me settling in. She made me laugh every second of the day and even when I was feeling down she always found a way to brighten my day. She was a precious flower plucked far too soon. Chansty, words cannot describe how much I miss you, I wish that I could give you big hug if you were here right now.