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Alice Michelle Morgan

November 7, 1963March 18, 2020
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Alice Michelle Morgan November 7, 1963 – March 18, 2020

Alice was born on November 7th, 1963 at St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, in Tucson, Arizona, to Willie Alice McDonald of Tupelo, Mississippi and England Morgan of Houston, Texas. Alice grew up in the Western Hills community of Tucson and attended Cavett Elementary, Utterback Junior High and Palo Verde High school. She would later go on to become a hospital clerk with the Veterans Administrative Hospital of Phoenix, Arizona; retiring after approximately 17 years due to health issues. Alice moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in the summer of 2004 to be closer to her brother, James Kings, and his family. While there, her mobility and respiratory issues grew more challenging and began to require frequent and extended medical facility stays. Despite her health struggles, Alice never stopped being the super-friendly, cordial, positive and outgoing person she always was, as well as being a genuinely sacrificial person who would literally give you the shirt off her back. Beyond her brother’s family, the Messingers, of Tucson, who adopted her as one of their own, had long become her extended family. James Kings and his family are forever grateful to Alice’s best friend, Carole, her sisters Margie, Shirley, Barbara and Linda, as well as their parents, Judy (Mama) and Gil, for all their love and support of her over much of Alice’s life. Alice departed this life into the arms of our Lord, in the late morning of Wednesday, March 18th 2020, leaving a host of family, friends and acquaintances, whom she loved, in the wake of her passing. She leaves behind her brother James Kings and his family of Allen, Texas, her son David Gilliam and her cousin Thelma of Houston, Texas, the Messinger family of Tucson, Arizona and a host of other relatives, friends and acquaintances.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the TMC Hospice Endowment, 5301 East Grant Road, Tucson, Arizona 85712 or contact the TMC Foundation at 520-324-5978.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, March 27, 2020

Memories

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Ashley Gomez

March 28, 2020

When I heard the news of Alice’s passing from my mom, Linda, I was saddened. I immediately had to go to work right after, so I didn’t have much time to process the information until later that evening when things slowed down. I cried because I was sad, but I also cried because I was happy that she was finally out of pain.
Being the devout woman that she was, I knew, without a single doubt that she was up there with our Heavenly Father. A scene kept playing over in my mind, of Jesus waiting to finally meet her, after being in a long-distance friendship with her all of these years. It made me happy, and I thanked God for lending her to us for the time being. I went home that night and I decided to turn the scene that repeated itself in my mind into a small comic strip for my mother.
She has asked me to share it in a memory so that it might be included in the memory book, so I have attached a picture of it down below. Thank you for looking, and God bless ❤️

Margie Messinger

March 27, 2020

Oh Alice,
My sister from another mister. I love you and miss coming to see you Monday thru Friday. You sure were a pill. Always wanting to stay in your bed. You really didn't like it when I was there sometimes because I was always able to get you to do things you didn't want to do like play bingo, visit with some other people, play with the animals that came in for visits, go outside on nice days. You truly did enjoy it when we did them together though. We even had lunch together a couple of times. You did like all take out foods that I would bring in esp. KFC. I think you liked that as much as I did.
Oh and all them Dr's appointments you had. I could tell that you felt a sigh of relief whenever you saw me come thru them doors. It was my pleasure.
I sure will miss you and am very glad that you aren't suffering in pain anymore. Run free my sister-friend.
Love you always and forever. Hope you found Bey-Bey or he found you.
Sing with them Angel's till we meet again.

Linda Gomez

March 27, 2020

Alice, I first met you when I was in junior high school and you and Carole had become friends while you were both in high school. I always loved having you around and thought you were fun and crazy. Little did I know we would become Sisters in Christ! I loved sharing The Word and random scriptures with you. I enjoyed reading to you when you were at Handmaker’s. Thank you for becoming my sister and for praying for my family. I know you are as concerned about all of our souls as I am. I promise to continue sharing with the family as the Lord leads me. I really enjoyed taking you to the Easter service at Calvary Tucson in 2018. You have a lovely singing voice and I feel fortunate to have heard it that day and to be able to say we worshiped God together on earth, in preparation to worship Him together for eternity. Keep my spot warm for me, girl! I’ll meet you by the Tree of Life someday soon! A year to us is but a moment to God. See you soon, Sister. I love you. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Judy (Mama) Messinger

March 27, 2020

My favorite memory of Alice is the day we brought her here to my house from the airport when she flew from Texas to Tucson to live with Carole. She came to my house for a couple days to give Carole time to get back to Tucson with the trailer and get it unloaded and returned. Then she had to fix up the room for Alice. We got her in the house and her stuff in the bedroom. I have a Siberian Husky named Nikko. Alice fell in love with him the first time I sent her a picture. She wanted to get out there and meet him. We got her all situated in a chair and Nikko was a bit shy at first but soon was over sniffing her. He finally decided she was ok and came close and sat down so she could pet on him. I was surprised and very pleased that he warmed up to her so quickly. There are 2 pictures of Alice with Nikko in the gallery below. She was so happy to be running her fingers through his beautiful thick coat.

After she was settled into Carole's house, she began making appointments with doctors to continue treatments started in Texas. With everyone working, it fell to me to take her to these appointments. We had some nice conversations on these trips. Alice was a very interesting person with lots of stories. She was a beautiful person inside and out and if she loved you, you knew you were loved. Alice, we loved you so much and will miss you. God Bless you now that you are in Heaven singing with the angels.

Shondra Johnson

March 27, 2020

I first met Alice last year, 2019 when she was roommates with my grandmother at Pueblo Springs before she moved locations. Like I did any other person, I greeted them first when I walked in as she was by the door and then went and spoke to my grandmother. As time went on and I visited more often and we all created a little friendship. She was usually always in a good mood, happy, laughing and just so lively. I always asked my grandma if there was anything she needed and eventually started doing the same for Alice. Mainly sweets, she loved her tootsie roll pops. Anything I could do for them that didn't need a nurse, I would do. She taught me a word I never knew, haberdashery as I have 4 animals. I loved hearing her ask about them and show me pictures of her dogs and stuffed animals. Once she moved locations and I changed jobs, time got away from me. I was sick, grandma was sick, her chair had broken down but I still called when I could. But the day my job closed down and I decided to reach out again on Wednesday or Thursday the 18th or 19th, i was a day too late. I had messaged her a couple times but sadly never got the chance to visit. She was a true blessing to my grandmother and honestly my favorite (this I let her know) and was very blessed to have met such an amazing woman. I pray peace and comfort to all her loved ones. Asche zu asche und staub zu staub. Schlaf schon meine Engel

Tanisha Hawkins

March 27, 2020

The last memory I have with Alice was on Christmas 2017. Sammy (Tonya’s boyfriend) and I were sharing quality in sound on our headphones. Alice was right there and wanted to join in so I let her listen to mine. She was sitting there in her chair dancing away and said what I’m hip too lol. Then She put Sammy's on and kept dancing with the biggest smile on her face. I love you Aunt Alice and will miss you dearly

Tonya Hawkins

March 26, 2020

I've known Aunt Alice since the day I was born and from then on I was her baby girl. She also had this dream that her son David and I would someday get married. I always remember the stories my mom would tell us about how she met Aunt Alice. She always would message me to st how I was doing or how my kids were. She would tell me all time that I was a great mother and that she was proud of me. I love you Aunt Alice always and forever. Till we meet again my lovely beautiful Aunt. P.S. the kids love you and miss you bunches

Leslie Kings

March 25, 2020

God Has taken care of
Alice Michelle Morgan

Babygirl,
I first want to give honor and thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ. It was by his grace that I was able to take care of you whether it was through my care, or home care. Although it may have seemed challenging at times, it was my purpose and duty to serve you.

I thank God for allowing us to spend 15 years of our time together, as we shared and loved one another while you were in Texas.

Alice decided to make a move back to Arizona after staying with me for a year. While it was hard to accept, I trusted God, and knew that Alice was making a decision that she felt was needed.

Alice shared with me a few weeks ago, that she was scared, about how things we're going with her physical being. We talked about...

Isaiah 41:10
Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, and help you. I will hold you up with victorious right hand.

On March 18th Alice responded from her heart,
Psalm 27:13-14
I will remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

God has prepared us... John 16:33
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Babygirl you will always be in my heart,
You are now healed,
Alice Michelle Morgan


Love always, Leslie Kings
You called me Les😘

Barbara Messinger

March 23, 2020

Miss Alice was my 5th sister. She always had a smile for you despite the pain she was always in. If I wasn’t in our family chat, she would reach out to me and ask if I was ok. I am so glad Carole brought her into our family and we adopted her! She was the light of our lives for sure!! Love you forever and ever Miss Alice!

Carole Messinger

March 23, 2020

The Carole and Alice Story
I met my girl Alice when she was a freshman and I was a sophomore at Palo Verde HS in sewing class. I pretty much already knew how to sew and Alice did not. She kept asking me to do her sewing projects for her. Each time I told her no, she would say, “Step outside Messinger.” She wanted to beat me up. Finally I got tired of her saying that so I did “step outside” but she did not. Instead she locked me out of the classroom. Needless to say, we were not friends. Then during the summer after we met, her Dad passed away. She was devastated and she called me at home. I kept thinking, “How did she get my phone number? And why is she calling me?” We were not friends. But I listened to her anyway and I helped her through that difficult time. And we became best friends. I brought her home one day after school so she could meet my family. My Dad had this really cool ball clock. The tiny balls would move down the trellises inside and would mark the time. Alice was fascinated with that clock and watched it work for a long time during that first visit to my house. After she left, we noticed the clock was no longer working. We didn’t know why and it certainly was not Alice’s fault, but we teased her about killing the ball clock just by looking at it throughout the 40+ years I knew her. At one point in our young lives, we shared an apartment together. One night, or I should say early morning (it was 2 a.m.) we were out and about and I ran a red light. Alice threw herself on the floor under the dashboard because she could not be seen being pulled over by a cop. We had a lot of great times together over the years, even though for a lot of those years we lived in separate states. She was the friend that even if we had not talked in a long time, we picked right back up with our conversation as if we had just talked the day before. She was truly my BFF. I love you Alice and I will miss you forever. Gone but never forgotten. Rest in Heaven, Beautiful Spirit.

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