February 22, 1925 – December 6, 2013
Edna “Dink” Morris Age 88, passed away after an extended illness on December 6, 2013 in McKinney, Texas. Born February 22, 1925 to Frederick and Hettie May Hicks in Calingiri, Western Australia. Edna is survived by her four children, Susan Kay Rinker, Paul Raymond Morris and wife Carolyn, Carla May Lewis and husband James and Martin Jay Morris and wife Darlene; ten grandchildren, Matthew Rinker and wife Raegan, Amanda Horton and husband Mark, James Lewis II and wife Casey, Daniel Lewis and wife Julie, Carrie Creasy and husband Kyle, Shannon White and husband Joshua, Jason Morris and wife Veronica, Ryan Morris and wife Jessica, Martin Morris and Evan Morris; fourteen great grandchildren, June Horton, Joy Horton, Grace Horton, Kendall Lewis, Gabriel Lewis, Elliana Lewis, Joshua Creasy, Eva Creasy, Olivia Creasy, Madeline Morris, Chloe Morris, Parker Morris, Noah Morris and Mason Morris. Edna was graced with the nickname “Dink” by her father and her name Edna was inspired by a midwife. She grew up in Western Australia with three older sisters and attended school through the 8th grade at which time she began to work in various places. As a young woman, a chance meeting with a handsome sailor would change her life forever and she was married on March 18, 1947. Throughout the years, she was blessed with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and her family became the center of her world. Edna understood the value of family and the precious moments spent with the ones you love and she was an active mother and grandmother who loved to get out and play with the children. Being a mother was the most important job she ever had and in addition to that role she also worked in the small family business. Edna was also a member of the Canton Seventh Day Adventist Church in Canton, Ohio. She had a place in her heart for all of God’s creations including animals, flowers and nature. Edna enjoyed many things in life including traveling, shopping, oil painting, writing poetry and good food. She enjoyed making people laugh and inspired kindness and honesty in everyone who knew her. Edna also held a very close relationship with God and she was a model for the power of prayer and the strength found in faith. Three words that would properly illustrate the life of Edna “Dink” Morris would be Faithful, Fun Filled and Successful. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Stonebriar Funeral Home located at 10375 Preston Road in Frisco, TX 75034. Pastor Paul Hunt, Ph D will officiate the service and Matt Rinker, James Lewis II, Daniel Lewis, Kyle Creasy, Mark Horton and Jeff Smeltzer will serve as pallbearers. A graveside service and interment will follow the service at Preston Bend Cemetery in Pottsboro, Texas.
A house is just a building We come to, whence we roam But love can make it “special” And then we call it Home. - Edna Morris
- Funeral Service Tuesday, December 10, 2013
- Graveside Service Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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January 11, 2014
I was deeply saddened to hear of Edna's passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of her family. She was a favorite dear friend of mine.
December 15, 2013
We are deeply saddened by the news of Aunty Dink's passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.
Love Ronald & Dorothy Waters, Cameron & Rachael Waters & Conrad & Sue Waters.
Yerecoin, Western Australia.
Ken & Cindy Ferguson
December 12, 2013
This has been a year of losses, with our mom (and Edna's friend), Wilda, and now Edna, a great friend who was more like family. We share great memories as travel companions to Florida, Canada, New York, North Carolina,to name a few, and regular Sabbath excursions before we moved to southern Ohio. May pleasant memories uphold us and God's love sustain us, as we recover from these tremendous losses. Their legacy of faith will live on through the lives they've touched. In His grace and love,
December 10, 2013
My Heartfelt sympathy goes out to Paul, Marty and the whole family on the loss of your Mother.
Alan & Shannon Waggoner
December 10, 2013
"There are special people in our lives who never leave us......Even after they are gone"
I have many fond memories of Eddie. I always remember her laugh and her smile. May your memories give you strength and peace. Our sincerest and deepest sympathy.
December 10, 2013
Heartfelt and understanding sympathy go out to Sue,Paul,Marty ,Carla and families ..at this sad time ......the last of the four sisters ....a happy, vivacious and loving Aunty Dink to all her Australian family ...thinking of you all. From Joyce,John!Ann,Ron,DOT and families
December 10, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to sue ,Paul,Carla ,Marty and families ....the last of the four sisters ,,,,,always remembered as a happy vivacious and loving aunt by all her familey in Australia......thinking of you all at this sad time ... Joyce,john ,Ann,Ron and dot and families Western australia
December 9, 2013
My heartfelt sympathy goes to all the family and as Edna will be dearly missed and my heart is hurting for the love she gave to everyone of us.
May God always walk beside you each day.
Bessie & Bill Mercer
December 8, 2013
Dear Sue, Carla, Marty, & Paul,
My sympathy goes out to you for the loss of your mother. Your mother was certainly a gracious and caring soul and no doubt a wonderful mother. Lord knows we take much for granted in our fragile, little lives and it's only during these times that we are tested and challenged with the loss of a loved one. May the Lord bless and keep you guys during this time. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.