Mary Nell Morris

June 26, 1923June 21, 2014
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Mary Nell Morris aged 90 of Nashville,TN passed away June 21, 2014 at the Heritage of Brentwood. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, & Great-Grandmother, Mary Nell passed away after being surrounded by her loving family. Mary Nell was born in Paducah Kentucky June 26, 1923. She graduated from Augusta Tilghman High School in 1941 and went to work for AT&T while her husband, Ed Clark Ford served in WWII. When Mr. Ford passed away she went to work for The State of Tennessee in the personnel department. Mary Nell married George P. Morris on December 22, 1971. Mary Nell belonged to the Brentwood United Methodist Church, The Elk's Club and the Sertoma Club of Nashville. Mary Nell & George spent 43 years enjoying each other, family, friends, and Alabama football. They traveled the country to watch the Tide. Mary Nell enjoyed a rich social life with many friends and family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, James M. and Mary Langston; sister, Martha Langston; brother, Marvin Langston; Grandson of the heart, John Neal and great-grandson, Riley Williams. She is survived by her loving husband George P. Morris and her son Barry Ford (Annette). She also leaves behind two step-daughters, Linda Morris and Anne Harris (Scotty); Granddaughters, Tiffany Ford (Sam Dean) and Ashley Williams (Thomas); Grandchildren of the heart, Clay Neal (Tina), Brett Neal (Jennifer), Ty Neal, Grace Anne Morris, Mark Hayes (Sarah), David Hayes (Robin), John Hayes (Ginny); Great Grandchildren Rachel, Peyton, Austin and Gabriel; Great Grandchildren of the heart Ashley, John, Clayton, William, Julian, Noah, & Silas; Sister-in-law, Juanita Langston and Goddaughter, Karen Yarbrough. She also leaves behind Lisa Paris (Mike), loyal and loving caregiver and friend for many years. Mary Nell considered Lisa's children, Melissa, Jimmy and Rachel as her honorary Great Grandchildren. Mary Nell will be laid to rest at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home at 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN on June 26, 2014. Visitation will take place at 12:00 pm with funeral to follow at 1:00 pm on Thursday. If you would like to make contributions on behalf of Mary Nell, please make donations to Guardian Hospice of Nashville 741 Cool Springs Blvd Ste. 102 Franklin, TN 37067 and Brentwood United Methodist Church 309 Franklin Road Brentwood, TN 37027.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Phillip & Marty Rich

January 19, 2015

Barry, Tiffany & is with a heavy heart I write this because I didn't know until now of Marry Nell's passing. We loved her & George and had many good times & wonderful memories with them. She & George were beautiful, fun people who knew how to live life. Saw our pic in the photo gallery....Thank you for including us. What beautiful memories we have of them "rolling with the tide". Love to you all.

June 26, 2014

Barry , Annette and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers each day. Take care,

Jon & Bettye Briggs

Tina Neal

June 25, 2014

Mary Nell was a true gem, one of a kind that you only find once in a lifetime. I loved her sense of humor and her good graces. I will miss her smile and her funny jokes. Rest in Peace my dear Mary Nell, I will see you again. Loving memories. Tina M. Neal

Lori Frazier

June 24, 2014

Mary Nell was my aunt and although we didn't see each other I have fond memories of the times we did spend together. She was a kind and loving woman. She lived a long and full life and was loved by her family and friends. God bless you George and Barry and all the extended family members. We will be with you in spirit as you say goodbye to her on Thursday. Love you all, Lori Feazier

Lucy and Tom Bottorff

June 24, 2014

Mary Nell was one of the most beautiful and kindest ladies I have ever met. Always a smile and kind words. George and family, Tom and I will have you in our thoughts and prayers. She is in a better place, I know.
Lucy and Tom Bottorff

Lisa Branum

June 24, 2014

Barry and Annette,
We are praying for you at this time. Your Mom was a beautiful lady! Praying for peace to be in your hearts. Gary and I love you.

Susan Van Dusen

June 24, 2014

I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to George and to all the family. Mary Nell is at peace and suffers no more. May the happy memories linger on in each one of you. May God grant you peace and fill your hearts with love. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
I think this poem says it all:

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints in the snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning hush
I am the soft uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there,
I did not die.

Soula Dortch

June 24, 2014

Barry, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

June 24, 2014

Tommy and I are so very sorry for your loss. May God continue to be with you as your continue your life without her.

Ann Cassel

June 24, 2014

She was a beautiful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family.