Helen Edwards Morrison

June 28, 1922July 4, 2014

Helen Edwards Morrison, 92, formerly of Lynchburg passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Elizabethtown, KY where she has been residing for the past 4 years. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Paul Meade Morrison.

Born in Moran, KS, June 28, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Ira Paul Edwards and Evelyn Louise Straub Edwards. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She was a Spanish Professor, teaching at various local institutions. She retired from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg. She received her AB in Spanish from Florida State College for Women with honors and was selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Mortar Board Honor Society. She received her MA in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Paul M. Morrison, Jr. and his wife Laura of Lynchburg; Donald J. Morrison of Lynchburg; and John F. Morrison and his wife Betsy of Clinton, IA; three daughters, Mary Jane Morrison and her husband Leigh Harris of Arden, NC; Helen Morrison Long and her husband Jim of Elizabethtown, KY; and Julia Morrison Pruitt of Lancaster, OH; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Friday, July 11, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. J. Kenneth Rush and Fr. Paul F. Doyle officiating. Private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel followed by a Rosary service beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Holy Cross Catholic Church and School, 710 Clay St., Lynchburg, VA, 24504; the Basilica of the National Shrine, 400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017; or Food For The Poor, Inc., 6401 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, July 10, 2014
  • Rosary Service Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Maria Keilhauer

August 11, 2014

We met your lovely mother on a trip to Spain and remained friends for many years. She was a wonderful lady and we will miss her. Our condolences to your family.

The Keilhauer family

Claire Ott

July 11, 2014

Dear Julia and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your Mom was a sweet and special lady. I have wonderful memories of many fun times in her home on Langhorne Road. I know she will be missed by so many.
My love and deepest sympathy,
Claire (Hildenberger) Ott

July 8, 2014

I am truly sorry for your loss, and remember your mother with such fond memories. She was a wonderful lady and made everyone feel so special. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beverly Zechini Anthony

Paige Keaton Snow

July 8, 2014

Such fond memories of Grandmother Morrison. I always enjoyed the notes and cards she would send. She will truly be missed and very fondly remembered by everyone. Much love!

Michele Stinnett

July 8, 2014

Dear Morrison Family, I am truly saddened to hear about your Mom - she was one of the finest most gracious ladies I have ever known. I feel like I have lost another mother myself. We always stayed in touch & I loved her as much as I always have loved you all. Many prayers your way & I will see you later in the week...Love you all, Michele (Mitch)