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Jackie Morris – Obituary

Jackie Morris, 84, of rural Simpson, Illinois (the Flatwoods community), passed away Monday evening, March 25, 2013, at 11:08 p.m. at Baptist Health Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

Jackie was born March 31, 1928.  She was the daughter of Watt V. Blackard and Dorothy A. (Tompkins) Blackard.

She was united in marriage to Omer C. Morris.  He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Mike (Tammy) Morris of Hickory, Kentucky, Steve (Lila) Morris of Simpson, Phillip (Patty) Morris of Simpson; seven grandchildren, Dustin, Shanna, Cody, Andrea, Alisha, Emily and Neil; two great grandchildren, Drew and Nolan.

Three sisters, Betty of Dallas, TX, Nancy (Ron) of Peoria, IL, Peggy Heathcoat of Ohio and a brother Richard (Yvonne) Blackard of Dallas, Texas also survive.

Jackie was a homemaker.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing.  Jackie was a devoted and faithful member of the County Line Baptist Church.  She was also a long-time member of the County Line Trio.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, March 27, 2013, at 1 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.  Jackie’s son, Rev. Mike Morris, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Kerley Cemetery in the Flatwoods community.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorials may be made to the County Line Baptist Church (Christmas Fund), c/o Donnie Morris, 146 Bull Pen Road, Simpson, Illinois, 62985.

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