OBITUARY

Janice Sullivan Morrell

May 19, 1952March 26, 2021
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Janice Sullivan Morrell, age 68, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Hospice House, Bristol. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late John “Jack” Sullivan and Alice Grady Sullivan.

Janice graduated from Waltham High School, Waltham, MA and studied business at Massachusetts Bay Community College. She worked many years for Nixdorf Computer before moving to Knoxville, TN. There she was a proud member of the staff at Farragut High School. Upon retirement, Janice relocated to the Johnson City area to be near family. She was a faithful parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she enjoyed volunteering in the office. She also worked as a substitute teacher in the local schools for a time.

Faith, family and friends were most important to Janice. She was a loyal and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. “Nana” treasured the time spent with her grandchildren and held a special place in her heart for each one of them. She valued the time spent caring for them, watching baseball games, gymnastic practices, attending story hours and creating fun times for them all.

Janice enjoyed power walking, mountain hikes, trips to the beach, dancing, clambakes on Cape Cod, and was always up for new adventures. She remained a devoted fan of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, long after leaving Massachusetts.

She is survived by three daughters, Aimee Long(Brent), Megan Miller(Justin), and Lisa Morrell; former husband, Marshall Morrell; nine grandchildren, J. Riley, Ava, Jude, AftonGrace, Roan, Ben, Cate, Lena and Mac; two sisters, Sharon Sinerate and Cathy Boucher; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. A Rosary Service will follow at 6:00 PM. Due to COVID-19, for everyone’s protection, all visitors are required to wear a mask and social distancing will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 2319 Browns Mill Rd., Suite D-6, Johnson City, TN 37604.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Hospice House Bristol for all the love and care that was shown.

Arrangements especially for Mrs. Janice Sullivan Morrell and her family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

  • FAMILY

  • John "Jack" Sullivan, Father (deceased)
  • Alice Grady Sullivan, Mother (deceased)
  • Aimee Long and husband Brent, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Megan Miller and husband Justin, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Lisa Morrell, Daughter
  • Marshall Morrell, Former Husband
  • J. Riley, Grandchild
  • Ava, Grandchild
  • Jude, Grandchild
  • AftonGrace, Grandchild
  • Roan, Grandchild
  • Ben, Grandchild
  • Cate, Grandchild
  • Lena, Grandchild
  • Mac, Grandchild
  • Sharon Sinerate, Sister
  • Cathy Boucher, Sister

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

Memories

Janice Sullivan Morrell

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Karen Lewko

April 1, 2021

I am sorry, there are no words that can heal your pain. She was a wonderful mom and loved all of you more than anything. She entered my life when I was six years old. She used to say that I didn't like her back then. We became "sisters" and she was there for me through so many good and difficult times. I treasure all of the wonderful memories. My thoughts, prayers and love to all of you.

Love
Karen Lewko

Anna Arapakos

April 1, 2021

I am happy to have had the pleasure and honor to have been a teacher at Farragut High School during the time that Janice served here as our front office secretary. I can’t think of any support staff more professional, kind, and thoughtful to us teachers then she. I’ll always remember that she would even make photocopies for us, saying that we didn’t get paid enough to have to do that, and she would add that onto the dozens of other things that she did daily. Always in-the-know and in-the-loop about everything that was going on in school, we could always count on her calm presence, humor, and wisdom. She will be missed by so, so many people, and I am one who loved her.

Tracey Wilson

March 30, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the coming days!

Lisa Jones

March 30, 2021

Morrell Family,
SO sorry for your loss. I will always remember what a hard working and kind woman Janice was to all of us. I will miss her deeply.
Lisa G. Jones

Patty Faulkner

March 29, 2021

My heart breaks as I lose my oldest and dearest friend; since the age of 14 we shared love, laughter and wonderful memories of marriages and children; even though we both moved away from Mass. our hearts remained there always; I will always remember our last very special trip back to Boston/Cape Cod (just before Covid) with her sisters and daughter Lisa - lots of smiles, laughs and fun (especially going to the stadium and watching the Pats win - again!);
to Janice's lovely daughters and very special sisters, my deepest sympathy goes out to all of you; although I cant be there please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and thank you for always treating me as one of your family. Love Patty

Dan and Diane Kaschak

March 29, 2021

Dearest Aimee, Megan, Lisa, Brent, Justin, and Children: We were very saddened to hear of your loss of Mom and Nana. Janice was a beautiful soul who will be greatly missed by all of you, her sisters, and all she called friend. We were blessed to have known this dear friend; always helpful, sweet, dependable, full of life and fun. Janice shared freely her devotion to all of you and her supreme love. She was a bright light who now, as your angel, will be looking after you from Heaven above. Sending our condolences and love, Dan and Diane Kaschak

Natalie Sisk

March 28, 2021

Enjoyed working with Janice at Farragut High School. She always took care of us with a smile and a caring heart. She was one of a kind. I loved to hear her on the PA and was blessed to teach her daughters. Praying for peace and comfort for her daughters and grandchildren.

Doris Presley

March 28, 2021

Janice was one of my dear friends. Worked with her for several years at Farragut High and loved every minute. She constantly made me laugh. She was such a genuine and sweet person. I am so thankful for the memories.

Ruth-Ann Regan

March 28, 2021

The memories of your mother will never fade, she had such a positive impact on everyone who knew her. Those memories will live on forever in all of our hearts. My deepest sympathy for your families loss. Janice had the best smile, she cared so much for everyone that came her way. Deepest condolences.

Love,
The Regan's

Ed Hedgepeth

March 28, 2021

My sincere condolences to all of the family on Janice’s passing. She was a true joy to work with and such a positive and hard working part of the Farragut High Staff.

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