Margaret A. Morrison

July 12, 1963March 12, 2013

MORRISON, DR. MARGIE - of Knoxville, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Dr. Morrison was a professor and director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She joined the UT faculty in 1995 and completed her doctoral degree in advertising from the University of Georgia the following year. She won the college’s teaching award in 1996 and 1999. Prior to her academic career, Margie worked as an Audience Research Analyst with MTV Networks. She also served as a consultant for the US Department of Justice. Margie was a cherished and loved daughter, sister, friend, colleague, and teacher. There are not enough words to express how deeply she will be missed by her family and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Duane Morrison. Survived by mother, Bernice Morrison; sister, Mary Beth Morrison; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Becky Morrison; niece, Erica Rodden; great nephews, Harrison and Cole; and her faithful companion, Kenji. A celebration of Margie’s life will be held, from 2:30-5:30pm, Sunday, March 17th, at Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee. Memorial gifts may be made to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Dr. Margie Morrison Legacy Fund, College of Communications-UEB, 1345 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Condolences may be made online at


Margaret A. Morrison

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

David Artman

April 28, 2013

I have been friends with Margie since our years at WIU and SIU together. I'm still struggling to comprehend why this had to happen.

Cindy Hassil

March 18, 2013

Wishing you peace during this horribly difficult time. Yesterday's wake was a true test testament to the difference Margie made in so many lives. She left us too soon, but the impact she had will be felt for years to come. I was so happy to hear that someone at the wake was going to adopt Kenji. I know Margie is smiling, knowing her friend will have someone to love and care for him.

Stacy Lumbrezer

March 17, 2013

Dear Morrison Family - I worked with Margie at MTV and we've been friends ever since. I am deeply saddened by her passing. I can hear Margie's laugh as I think about her and my life has been richer from knowing her. I am so sorry for your loss.

Gerri Littlejohn

March 17, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Tish Ray

March 16, 2013

Morrison Family and Friends,
My heart cannot accept the loss of Margie, and I pray that GOD can comfort us with memories of our Friend, Daughter and sister to help us through this grief. Sincerely and with love,
Tish Ray

Padmini Patwardhan

March 16, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.