Verdell (Wright) Morrison was called to rest on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Born on November 3, 1932 to late parents Bennie and Henrietta Wright in Walls, MS, she was the youngest of five children.
Verdell, affectionately known as "Auntie," "Aunt Verd," or "Mrs. V" will be missed by many as she had a joyful, loving spirit and the biggest heart. The joy and love she shared was so infectious she'd brighten anyone's day. Throughout her entire life she made a conscious effort to express love through acts of kindness, caring, giving, and service. It's safe to say she lived by Ephesians 4:2 "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."(NIV)
Verdell loved worshiping her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and joined Pilgrim Baptist Church in 1991. Prior to, she was a longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she was the President of the Usher Board.
Verdell and the love of her life, Hubert Morrison, were united in holy matrimony in March 1965.
Being the nurturing, warm hearted person she was, Verdell was a Nurse Aide for many years at St. Joseph Hospital. Later she worked as a Home Health Aide. Upon retiring she volunteered at several establishments throughout the community, including the food bank.
To hold precious memories of her life is her sister, Mildred (Sidney) Williams; stepchildren, Ruth Morrison, David Morrison, and Maxine Moulton-Davidson; nieces, Ruby Brown (Memphis, TN), Dorothy Long (Conley, GA), Delores Long (Fort Wayne, IN), Laverne Morgan (Memphis, TN), Betty Spearnock (Memphis, TN), Linda Clemons (Olympia, WA), Phyllis Black (Stafford, VA), Maudeline (aka Merdie) Brown, Carmen Artwell, Gladys Fenton, Mavis (aka Seita) Calvin, Ruby Burnett, Pauline Fenton, and Carmelita Fenton; nephews, Willie Long (Tucker, GA), Ralph Clemons (Memphis, TN), James Clemons (Memphis, TN), Tommie (Blondie) Clemons (Memphis, TN), Allen Long (Indianapolis, IN), Bob (Charlene) Williams (Fort Wayne, IN), Stanley Clemons (Mt. Vernon, IL), Melvin Fenton, Caswell (aka Roy) Fenton, Lloyd Fenton, and Kenneth Bowen; and a host of great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Morrison; parents, Bennie and Henrietta Wright; sister, Lorine Clemons; brothers, Robert Lee Wright and Leroy Wright; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wilfred Beckford and Hilda Morrison; sister-in-laws, Ruthlyn Fenton and Lilly Mae Beckford; brother-in-laws Willie Long, Jr., Tommie Clemons, Sr.; niece, Loretta Smith, nephews, Robert Wright and Randy Clemons.
She will be laid to rest in Covington Memorial Gardens
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