OBITUARY

Joyce Marie Morrow

July 7, 1947March 20, 2019
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Joyce Marie Morrow, 71, passed from this life and went boldly through the gates of heaven on March 20, 2019. She worked all her life preparing for this graduation day. Joyce was born to Willie Andrew Kester and Sarah Mildred Pierce Kester on July 7, 1947, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Shortly after her birth her family moved to Wellington, Texas. At the age of four, she let her parents know she was ready to go to work, and off to the cotton fields she went. She did not slow down. Her first husband, Dale Garrett, taught her as his apprentice and she earned her license as a barber at Sheppard Air Force Base, where she earned distinction as one of the top barbers at the 82nd Training Wing. Joyce owned her own business Precision Design By Joyce as a barber/stylist and was invited to work as a cosmetology instructor, a position she declined because as always, she put Jesus first and her family second, while career fit in elsewhere. Joyce was also an advocate of natural healing, and she was known as well for her listening and counseling skills as her barber/stylist talents as the area’s elite sat in her chair. She loved the Lord with all her heart and was proud to say her church membership was in the Body of Christ. Joyce married Warner D. Morrow in Wichita Falls on July 13, 1980, and they lived happily as Best friends together in the same house from that day forward. Preceding Joyce in death are her parents whom she loved dearly, eleven brothers and sisters, and grandson Corey Box and Son In Law Joe Echavarria IV. Those remaining to cherish her memory are: husband Warner Morrow; son Bradley Garrett and wife Carrie; daughters Shannon Garrett and Daella Echavarria; brother Darrell Kester; sisters Barbara Reynolds, Judy Thompson, Mary Whitehead and Debra Lowery; grandchildren Sheena Worley, Lawson Kaufman, Dave Navarro, Mason Navarro, Katie Spitz, Jeremiah Box, Hailey Kuyper, Natalie Trammell, Sean Garrett, Shana Garrett, Willow Brook Garrett, and Sarah Eve Garrett; and eighteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service in celebration of Joyce’s beautiful life will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel. Condolences may be left at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com

  • FAMILY

  • Willie Andrew and Sarah Mildred Pierce Kester, Parents
  • Warren D. Morrow, Husband
  • Bradley and Carrie Garrett, Son and wife
  • Shannon Garrett, Daughter
  • Daella Echavarria, Daughter
  • Preceding Joyce in death are her parents whom she loved dearly, eleven brothers and sisters, and grandson Corey Box and Son In Law Joe Echavarria IV.

    Those remaining to cherish her memory are: brother Darrell Kester; sisters Barbara Reynolds, Judy Thompson, Mary Whitehead and Debra Lowery; grandchildren Sheena Worley, Lawson Kaufman, Dave Navarro, Mason Navarro, Katie Spitz, Jeremiah Box, Hailey Kuyper, Natalie Trammell, Sean Garrett, Shana Garrett, Willow Brook Garrett, and Sarah Eve Garrett; and eighteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, April 1, 2019
REMEMBERING

Joyce Marie Morrow

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Larry and Toni Hein

April 9, 2019

We love you both so much and I am so sorry for your loss my big brother Warner. Joyce is looking down on all of us with her love.

Margaret Ford

April 6, 2019

Dear Warner, so sorry to hear about your loss of your wife, but they are not lost when you know where she is. She is with Jesus. My maiden name is McDonald,it has been a long time since I have seen you. My husband went to heaven on Feb 21, 2018. Rev. Billy Graham passed on that same day, so they are all in heaven waiting on us. 1956 class Margaret McDonald Ford. Praying for you.

Louise Boyd Perry

April 6, 2019

Dear Warner ,

I want to express my sympathy to you and to the Family members

Your wife, Joyce Marie, sounds like a wonderful person. It is never easy to let go of people we love , but I know that you are comforted by the certainty that she went boldly through the gates of Heaven. I think she was a good example for us all.

May God bless all of you,
Louise Boyd Perry

Vickie Lalani

March 30, 2019

Warner, Shannon, Dae, and Brad,
Our hearts go out to you each today. Joyce will be missed by so many. I saw her not long ago and we must have talked for an hour about her love of Jesus and each of you. I know for certain that she is happy today but my prayer is that you find peace again soon in all your memories.
Much love and prayers
Vickie and Munir Lalani

Cathy Odom

March 27, 2019

Joyce left such a bright burning light on this earth that will glow on forever. I will never forget meeting her when I met Shannon about 34 years ago. Whenever I would run into her in town or speak on the phone over the years it was as if no time had lapsed. She would tell me how much she cared for me, ask about my family, we would catch on life events and always share Jesus. I know so many people have the same memories. I cannot imagine how her family will fill in the gap without her but Joyce filled in her dashes over and over. She is holding hands with God and her hair is higher to Jesus. Much love to her family.

Jason, Terri, Chase and Austin Hander

March 25, 2019

Thoughts and Prayers are with you all today, We wished we were there to celebrate this Angels life and love for so many. As you all know we (Handers) have been so touched by your Mother Joyce for 40 years.... She is and was the Angel looking over us always, the person whom we always trusted to talk with and pray with at every passing. Joyce was like another Parent to us and my boys always with gratitude and love and blessed prayer over all of us. She was the person we could all talk to and pray with and receive such amazing encouragement and advice. She is and was the anchor in our beliefs, our journeys and our hopes and dreams. Joyce was like a second mother, always caring, loving, and sharing of generosity and heartfelt comfort and love. Today and forever she will be so deeply missed til we all meet again. I just wanted you all to know how much of an impact she made on me and Terri and our boys (Chase and Austin) through the years, Her love will forever be missed, her warm smile, her loving hugs, her strong faith in God and the prayers she spoke over all of us. Just know her Love for others was so great but her love for all of you was emmense and she talked so highly of everyone but especially of all of you. Going to see your mother, wife and grandmother, was such a joy and a blessing to us all. To be privileged enough, to have those precious minutes with her at every visit and every time we met. I know this is a very hard time for all of you to see her gone and no longer in this world, but her Love, her beauty, her gracefulness and soul, will be forever here with all of us and all of you today and forever. We love all of you and want you to know how special your mom was to all of us whom were fortunate enough and blessed enough to know her and all of you. With our deepest sympathies and love, Lord bless you all in the coming days weeks and years, knowing she will be in our hearts and yours forever.
Love,
Jason, Teri, Chase and Austin Hander

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Biography

Joyce Marie Morrow, 71, passed from this life and went boldly through the gates of heaven on March 20, 2019. She worked all her life preparing for this graduation day. Joyce was born to Willie Andrew Kester and Sarah Mildred Pierce Kester on July 7, 1947, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Shortly after her birth her family moved to Wellington, Texas. At the age of four, she let her parents know she was ready to go to work, and off to the cotton fields she went. She did not slow down. Her first husband, Dale Garrett, taught her as his apprentice and she earned her license as a barber at Sheppard Air Force Base, where she earned distinction as one of the top barbers at the 82nd Training Wing. Joyce owned her own business Precision Design By Joyce as a barber/stylist and was invited to work as a cosmetology instructor, a position she declined because as always, she put Jesus first and her family second, while career fit in elsewhere. Joyce was also an advocate of natural healing, and she was known as well for her listening and counseling skills as her barber/stylist talents as the area’s elite sat in her chair. She loved the Lord with all her heart and was proud to say her church membership was in the Body of Christ. Joyce married Warner D. Morrow in Wichita Falls on July 13, 1980, and they lived happily as Best friends together in the same house from that day forward. Preceding Joyce in death are her parents whom she loved dearly, eleven brothers and sisters, and grandson Corey Box and Son In Law Joe Echavarria IV. Those remaining to cherish her memory are: husband Warner Morrow; son Bradley Garrett and wife Carrie; daughters Shannon Garrett and Daella Echavarria; brother Darrell Kester; sisters Barbara Reynolds, Judy Thompson, Mary Whitehead and Debra Lowery; grandchildren Sheena Worley, Lawson Kaufman, Dave Navarro, Mason Navarro, Katie Spitz, Jeremiah Box, Hailey Kuyper, Natalie Trammell, Sean Garrett, Shana Garrett, Willow Brook Garrett, and Sarah Eve Garrett; and eighteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial service in celebration of Joyce’s beautiful life will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel.