OBITUARY

Edna Louise Morrison

February 6, 1937March 25, 2021

Obituary for Edna Louise (Trent) Morrison

Born Edna Louise Trent on February 6, 1937, in Rose Hill, Virginia, Louise moved to Kingsport in 1944 and married Jimmie D. Morrison of Kingsport in 1957. She graduated from Blountville High School where she was valedictorian of her class. Louise passed away at her home on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

She worked for over 40 years at J.P. Stevens/Borden Mills while she raised two daughters with her husband. She was a trailblazing woman, ahead of her time. She taught her daughters independence and self-reliance and how to rise above adversity. Since her retirement, she volunteered for several organizations including: Colonial Heights Meals on Wheels, where she also served on the Board of Directors; Kitchen of Hope; United Way of Kingsport; Friends in Need; The Singles Group of First Broad Street United Methodist Church of Kingsport; and Second Harvest Food Bank. She attended Bible Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Morrison, father William Bedford Trent, mother Otie Mae Ingle Trent, brothers and sisters Jean (Gene) Sumpter Trent, Lee Perry, Naomi Ferne Trent Matlock, Mildred Jean Smith Watts, William Morgan Trent, and three baby sisters. She leaves one sister Mary Ruth (Trent) Nothnagel, two children Lynn (Morrison) Thigpen & husband Woody Thigpen, and Jane Morrison & Jack Grable, and one grandchild Bethany Thigpen.

Honorary pallbearers will be William (Bill) Nothnagel, David Nothnagel, Nathan Leonard, Carolyn Easley, Billie Jean Trent, and Bethany Thigpen.

A graveside service for her family and friends will be held at East Lawn Memorial Park Monday, March 29, 2021, at 1 PM. She will be buried there next to her husband. In lieu of flowers, she requests her friends and family donate to someone in need.

East Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park encourages you to leave condolences at www.eastlawnkingsport.com for the Morrison family.

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Tracy Cassell

March 29, 2021

Jane and family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Vickie Spurlock

March 28, 2021

Lynn and Jane...we were sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing away. Prayers for you and your family.
The Spurlock Family


Woody Thigpen

March 28, 2021

I am her favorite son-in-law. I am her only son-in-law. 😄 My favorite memory of my mother in-love is when she got a quote from a tree removal service she thought was too high, she bought a chain saw and cut it down herself. This was just a few years ago while we were overseas working. Last December for my birthday she and Lynn's sister, Jane fixed a strawberry pie which is my favorite. Such kindness is very meaningful.

Gilda Pafford

March 28, 2021

Lynn and Jane, I was so saddened to see your mom's obituary in the paper today. She had kept in contact with me through the years, and was the only link I had to my family history. She had been on my mind lately and I meant to call her. So sorry I didn't. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mother. May God comfort you in this difficult time. Love and Prayers, Gilda (Dykes)Pafford

Mary Ruth Phillips

March 27, 2021

I worked with Louise at Second Harvest Food Bank and always looked forward to our time together. She liked to share stories and memories of her family and friends. She was a very special lady. I have missed her since I have not been at the food bank in a while. To her family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Louise was very proud of you.

Lynn Thigpen

March 27, 2021

'Gonna miss your smile, Mom!

Lynn Thigpen

March 27, 2021

She was a GREAT mom! We will miss her greatly.

Lynn Thigpen

March 27, 2021

This was one of our last happy days! Me and Mom on her birthday just this past February.

Lori Miller

March 26, 2021

Louise volunteered for United Way of Greater Kingsport for over 13 years. I could always depend on her to be there when I needed her and to make sure everything was done correctly. I loved working with her, loved hearing her stories and her laughter. I considered her a great friend and part of our UW family. I will miss her so very much.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY