Mrs. Ollie Lois Watford Morris
She was born, Ollie Lois Watford on March 25, 1927 to the late Reverend George Theodore and Mary Eleveese Watford of Merry Hill North Carolina. Ollie was the oldest of eleven (11) survived children. As the family grew and she grew older, she cared for and nurtured her younger siblings and was a catalyst of the family’s strength. At an early age, she became a devout member of St Mark Baptist Church in Colerain (Buzzards Cross) North Carolina. She was a domestic worker for the Brown family in the Merry Hill rural community.
Ollie grew into a beautiful and stylish young woman. She enjoyed the fashions from the catalogues of National Bellas Hess, Aldens, Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebucks. Beautiful and frilly hats became her lifelong trademark. She especially loved thumbing through the pages of fashion while listening to the radio soap operas, Search for Tomorrow, Secret Storm and Love of Life – a favorite pastime of her early years. She later dated, fell in love and married the late Richard Calvin Morris.
In 1957, following the birth of their first two daughters, Michelle and Annette, they moved and settled their family life in Stamford Connecticut. The family joined and worshipped at Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church in Stamford. She was a stay-at-home wife and mother until her children were all school age, then she worked as a Nurse’s Assistant at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich Connecticut. She continued her tenure there until the passing of her husband Richard (RC) in 1970. She then decided to become a fulltime mother to her five children until they matured and became independent after which time, she worked at Bradlees Department Store, Norwalk, Connecticut where she retired after 25 years. For more than 30 years, Ollie also worked part-time and per diem in domestic employment in Rowayton and Darien.
In 1975 she joined the Miracle Temple COGIC in Norwalk. There, she became involved in the Missionary ministry and served as president of the Pastor’s Aide. She worshipped and served faithfully at Miracle Temple until her calling to her heavenly home. Her loving spirit, caring heart and earthly works will be deeply missed and long remembered.
She is predeceased by: Her husband, Richard Calvin Morris, daughter; Michelle Morris, Parents; Reverend George T and Mary Watford; Sisters: Queen E Miller, Mary Johnson, Margaret Morings and Grace Greer; Brothers: George W Watford, Walter E Watford and William T Watford.
She is survived by, three daughters: Annette Morris, Lisa Morris and Vicki Morris of West Haven, CT, one son, Joseph Calvin Morris of West Haven, CT; [Two daughters of heart: Josephine Miller, Stamford CT and Joyce Minor, Norfolk, VA]; Two sisters: Shirley Paramore of Bridgeport CT and Teresa Chapman (William) of Stockbridge, GA; One brother, Melvin Watford (Virginia); Two grandchildren: Gerald L. Robinson and Justin R Dickson; Six great grandchildren: Gerald T, Najera, Devine, Priseis, Jania and Niran; One great great grandchild: Elizabeth Roberson.
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