Rosa Lee McKenzie Morgan
Jun 25, 2013
Rosa Lee McKenzie Morgan
June 25, 2013
Our Lord has taken our loved one home to be with him. Rosa Lee McKenzie Morgan, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
She was born July 3, 1932 and was a lifelong member of Cottonport Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert \"Bob\" Holland; her mother, Annie Belle Jenkins Holland; her first husband, Weaver Preston McKenzie; one granddaughter, Brandy Shelton McHone; sisters, Irene Wright, Madge Guinn, Virginia Jo Smith, Dorothy Holland and Margaret Holland, all formerly of Decatur; four brothers, Lawrence Holland, J.R. Holland and W.J. \"Bill\" Holland, all formerly of Dayton, and John Kelly Holland of Decatur.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert H. Morgan of Dayton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, David McKenzie of Ten Mile, and Robert and Brenda McKenzie of Decatur; three daughters, Linda Hutsell and Kathy Womack, both of Ten Mile, and Janice Lyke of Lenoir City; her baby sister, Maxine Collier and Vance Owenby of Dayton; one sister-in-law, Betty Holland of Dayton; special lifelong chosen sisters, Violet Jackson and Jeanette McNeely; a special niece and nephew, Becky and Billy Ray Redmon. She was the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She also had many nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
She worked for many years at Simco Leather Factory and she also managed the Factory Outlet Store in Dayton. She was a school cafeteria cook at Cedar Valley Elementary School and Meigs County High School. She was the finest cook you could have ever known. Lots of her children\'s friends, who spent time at her house or went home for lunch from high school with them, will still remember the fine meals she had on the table every day of the week. No matter how many hungry people showed up, any day or night of the week, there was always plenty for all.
She was the most precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, wife and friend any of us could have asked for. If you had the chance to know her, you received a beautiful blessing from God. She raised her children right and helped to raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren the right way. She will be missed in so many ways, but never gone from our memories or from our hearts.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Rosa Lee\'s nephew, Nick Redmon, for being the first responder to reach her and working with the team to help revive her. It gave us all great comfort to know that she was with someone who loved her so much during this tragic time.
The body may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home with the Rev. Norman Huskey officiating.
Graveside services will be noon Saturday at Cottonport Baptist Church Cemetery. Those who wish to follow in the funeral procession should meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Pallbearers will be Chad Dawson, Brian Thomas, Nick Redmon, Chris Hole, Jason Davis, Lenny Cecil, Brandon Shelton and Melvin Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be Vance Owenby, Billy Ray Redmon, Donnie Holland, Leon Wright, Jack Wright, Ralph Jarvis and Ronnie Hennessee.
Songs will be sung by her special niece Becky Redmon\'s group, the Joyfulettes, and her grandson, Chad Dawson.
Bowers Funeral Home of Decatur of Decatur is in charge of arrangements.