Stella Mae Morris Brady

April 5, 1933July 26, 2011

Stella Mae Morris Brady, 78, of Old Fort, NC passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at McDowell Hospital. She was born April 5, 1933 in McDowell County, NC to the late Russell Morris and Nellie Moore Morris. Ms. Brady was very musical. She loved to sing, play instruments, and listen to country and gospel music.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her son, John Turner and wife, Jane of Old Fort; her daughter, Donna Ellis and husband, Gary of Gastonia; one sister, Shirley Dockery of Anderson, SC; one sister-in-law, Thelma Morris of Old Fort; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at Kirksey Funeral Chapel in Old Fort. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Kirksey Funeral Chapel in Old Fort. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery.

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  • Visitation Thursday, July 28, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 29, 2011

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Pat -Lavender Jennings

July 30, 2011

My heartfelt sympathy to your family. Stella and I are first cousins, our mothers were sisters.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Janice Rumfelt

July 29, 2011

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

Dr. Russell A. Morris

July 28, 2011

Condolences are extended to the Morris family during this time of loss. May God's comfort and peace be with you.

Nickie Morris-squires

July 28, 2011

Our deepest sympathy in this time of loss. We are praying for your family!