Gayla Dawn Morris
Gayla Dawn Morris
November 14, 1946 - January 21, 2013
Gayla Dawn Morris, 66, entered the arms of the Lord she so faithfully loved and served on Monday, January 21, 2013, with her family at her bedside. Under ion of Lunns Funeral Home, a memorial service celebrating her life will be held at First Christian Church, 3701 Taft, on Wednesday, Jan 23, at 11 a.m. with Dr. David B. Hartman officiating.
The family will receive visitors from 6:007:00 Tuesday, January 23, 2013 at Lunns Colonial Funeral Home.
Gayla was born November 14, l946, in Wichita Falls, to Alma Jane and George Norris. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School and went on to MSU with her high school sweetheart and future husband Howard Morris. The two were married in l964. They later moved to Arlington. While Howard finished his degree at UTA, Gayla helped manage the apartments where they lived and began what she felt to be her most important life work being a stayathome mom, first with daughter Dawn, and nine years later with Eleece. After the Morrises returned to Wichita Falls, Gayla became involved in this community, too, volunteering with the PTA, Junior League, Heritage Society, Christ Home Place Ministries, and First Christian Church, where she and Howard taught Sunday school for many years and where she is a Lifetime Elder.
Gayla entered the professional world when Dawn and Eleece were older, and she became Vice President of Bank One, in charge of First Class Services. She was later hired as Executive Director of Heritage Society. In 1995, she entered the field of Real Estate. But behind every accomplishment and every job she held lay Gaylas heart for her Lord, for teaching His word and principals and spreading His love. She used her experience to mentor others, to teach money courses and counsel couples on Christian money management. She prepared many inspirational speeches and taught Bible studies as well as a special Christmas course on how to keep Christ in Christmas. She also loved writing creatively, and she shared those words of wisdom, encouraging others with what shed learned of Gods grace, hope and strength things she had learned through trial and continued to teach with her life.
Along with the Lord and her many friends, Gaylas family who survive her and who will miss her greatly, provided her greatest joy especially her five grandchildren. Those survivors include: husband Howard, daughter Dawn Cobb and husband Robby of Wichita Falls, daughter Eleece Wiesner and husband Brian of Houston, grandchildren Allison, Addison and Austin Cobb and fiance Lauren Patrick, Hannah and Jordon Wiesner, and sister Pam McDonald.
A visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 67 p.m. at Lunns, 2812 Midwestern Pkwy.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 3701 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, Tex. 76308.