Lois B. Morris

Lois Bernadene Morris, 84, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Ripley, passed away Thursday morning, April 4, 2014 at Hospice Care of Charlotte, following an extended illness.

She was born July 26, 1929 at St. Albans, the daughter of the late Charlie and Cornia Vandergrift Waybright. Bernadine was a graduate of Ripley High School and a member of the Ripley Baptist Temple. She was a lifelong homemaker.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Edsel Leo Morris of Charlotte; son, David E. Morris (Susan), of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; daughters, Sandra Miller (Stan) of Charlotte, N.C. and Diana Carroll (James) of Glen Mills, Pa.; grandchildren, Kristen Miller Punsalan, Lyndsey Miller Kenerly, Matthew Morris, Andrew "Drew" Morris, Jonathan Morris, Zachary Morris, Lynette Carroll Johnson, Randy Carroll, Andrew Carroll, Alyssa Carroll and Layna Carroll; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Stella Punsalan, Lily Tripp Morris, Madeline Morris and Annie Morris; sister, Ida Mitchell (Clay) of Ripley.

In addition to her parents, Bernadene was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy E. Miller; two brothers, Charles Waybright and Jim Waybright; and sister, JoAnn Waybright.

A service celebrating the life of Bernadene Morris will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 7 at Waybright Funeral Home with Pastors Jim Carroll and Rick Perrine officiating. Interment will follow at the Parsons Cemetery, Gay.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Waybright Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.

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