Shirley Joan Morse


The family of Ms. Shirley Joan Morse will hold a family gathering in memory of Ms. Morse on Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. at her sister, Doris' home in Lauderdale, Miss. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Ms. Morse, age 80, of Meridian, Miss., and formerly of Arlington, Va., passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Shirley was born and raised in Lauderdale, Miss. After graduating from high school, she attended school to become a flight attendant and moved to Arlington, Va., where she worked for Eastern Airlines. Shirley worked for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and she also worked for the Republican Party, which was a job she dearly enjoyed and was proud of.
Shirley was an avid Red Skins fan. She had a lively personality and will be remembered as the life of the party who always had a good time and an interesting story to tell.
Survivors include her brother Leroy Morse; sisters, Doris Thompson (Henry) and Betty Clark (the late Dewight); numerous nieces and nephews; and her friends in Arlington, Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Flossie Morse and one brother, W.C. Morse.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the charity of the reader's choice.
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Published on July 19, 2019
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Carylon Hopkins Nester
Jul 19, 2019
So sorry to hear. I went to school her she was in a grade ahead of me . I spent a lot of nights with her and Betty. My prayers are for the family. May God give peace.