Bonnie Morris

Bonnie Smithson Alexander Morris, 95, of Memphis, formerly of Union City, passed away 2  p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Pastor Justin Hiens officiated. Burial was held in East View Cemetery in Union City.
Pallbearers were Jason Ball, Jeff Ball, Ricky Stover, David Alexander, Bobby Daniel and Zack Branch.
Mrs. Alexander Morris was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Obion County, daughter of the late Alvie Smithson and the late Mary (Gaddis) Smithson. She was married to Claude Alexander from 1939 until his death in 1978. She was then married to Joe M. Morris from 1983 until his death in 1994.
Ms. Bonnie retired from Martin Manufacturing after 35 years and held various other jobs at Whitby’s Flower Shop, Obion County General Hospital and Lanzer’s Printing.
Mrs. Morris was a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City.
Her surviving blended family consists of four daughters, Martha Alexander of Cherryvale, Kan., Mary Louise Ball of Nashville, Naomi Puckett of Memphis and Carol Little of Paducah, Ky.; two sons, Stewart Morris of Cunningham, Ky., and Steve Morris of Arlington, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; one sister, Joan (Smithson) Howard of Hornbeak; one brother, Alfred Smithson of Plymouth, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Smithson of Union City and Arlene Smithson of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Alexander) Daniel; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Hubert Smithson, Alvie “Deak” Smithson Jr. and Robert “Bobby” Smithson; and two sisters, Byrdie (Smithson) Alexander and Narvelle (Smithson) Eddlemon.
Published 9.4.17

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