Marion Hull Morris

Marion Hull Morris

Female 1934 - 2015  (80 years)

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  • Name Marion Hull Morris 
    Born 19 May 1934  Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Address Address:
    Magnolia Manor
    Americus, GA 
    Education Between 1952 and 1953  University of Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Jan 2015  Americus, Sumter Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From her daughter, Jeanette Lummus Buffalo, on the occasion of her memorial service, January 12, 2015:

      I have been told that in her youth our mother was a smart, fun, beautiful young woman.

      Despite never knowing her as others, even some of you, did in her youth, when I think back to memories of our mother, I remember the basic lessons she taught me. As a product of the late 50's and 60's, it was socially important that I learn the trinity of domestic arts: cooking, cleaning, and sewing. It took awhile, but I did eventually learn those things. I learned to sew from my father, I learned to cook from my grandmother, and I learned to keep house from both
      my husbands.

      One of mom's greatest lessons to the three of us was her simple, steadfast belief in the Holy Trinity. She was too self-conscience to attend church on a regular basis, but when a lesson could be told or shown to us, it was. Our mother's life included many hairpin turns that she didn't ask for and things that none of us in this room would want to endure. After the initial shock, anger, and depression that would inevitability follow such turns, she could always put a positive spin on the situation, believing Jesus wanted her in that very spot and He bolstered her bravado so she could do His will and spread His word.

      A perfect example of this happened about 25 years ago. As Mom was losing her sight, she enrolled in a two-week class in College Park to learn to use a computer software program for the blind. She knew no one there, did not know the facility and was scared to death. I thought she might last three days, but she completed both weeks. I don't remember if I told her or not, but I was amazed she stuck it out and truly proud of her.

      Our mother as a child defied her mother's instructions to turn out the light and go to sleep. It was Halloween, and she had not had enough of her jack-o-lantern. She lighted the candle in it, but, hearing her mother coming, she hid the lighted jack-o-lantern under the covers. As you might imagine, the wool blanket caught fire. Both Mom and her sister got a spanking from their mother and then another from their father.

      Mom was a real wordsmith. She loved making up words and entering contests. She actually won some pretty good prizes, too...a dishwasher long before every home had a dishwasher, a poker table, and a pellet rifle are just a few of the items that were delivered to her door.

      One year a small periodical published a story she wrote about chimney sweeps, cementing her wordsmithing talent in print, and assuring her that her grandchildren would have something in writing to remember her by. Mom loved collecting cookbooks and had hundreds of them through the years, but she never developed a real talent for cooking. This small fact did not stop her from entering the Pillsbury Bake-Off year after year with entries of some strange trial and error concoctions that the three of us had to eat.

      When it was clear to Mom that she could no longer live alone, she chose to move Magnolia Manor in Americus. She lived there for 18 years believing Jesus wanted her to be His welcoming committee and spread His word. If someone didn't want to be a friend of hers, it wasn't for lack of her trying. A year after she moved from assisted living to the nursing home, Mom was named Queen of Magnolia Manor. She was crowned with a tiara, given a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses and a sash. She wore the tiara every day until it broke. Then she went to Wal-Mart and bought another one. This pattern went on for years until a month ago.

      She loved wearing it so much we sent it along to be cremated with her.

      Along with Cam and Leslie, I want to thank you for being here. . .not just to be with us, but to honor our mother. I know she's looking down at all of you right now with the biggest smile she ever wore!

      G'bye, Shugah!
    • From the Reverend Dennis Stalvey, Office of the Chaplain, Magnolia Manor, on the occasion of her death to the Reverend Shane Green. Reverend Stalvey saw her obituary and, knowing that Reverend Green, hadn't known her well, sent this letter to tell him a little about her:

      Shane,

      I saw in the Columbus Enquirer the obit of Mrs. Marion Lummus and that you are to officiate at her funeral. Not that I think you need my input, but I share with you out of
      my context over the last ten years with Marion.

      When I first came to Magnolia Manor, she was a resident at the Retirement Center. Her eyesight was beginning to fail, but she was a person who interacted with everyone she met. When she discovered that I had two sons in the military, she asked me for a picture of my grandson and my grandson's name. I have always been reserved in sharing personal info with others, especially info about my family. She would not tell me what she was up to, but closer to that first Christmas, Marion called me and asked to meet with me. She had gone to Walmart and in their photo department she had had a coffee mug made with my grandson's photo on it. Marion said, "I don't know how to mail this to your son (who at the time was serving one of 3 tours in Iraq) but please mail it to him so he will have his son to look at when he has coffee.

      She reached out to others in ways which met their needs. She was constantly wanting to know addresses of other people when their needs were made known in times of prayer concern. Marion was not flashy with what she did, but she was on the mark with some little touch which would make the recipient feel a need had been met by someone who really cared.

      When Marion moved to our Nursing Center, she continued to reach out to those around her. Although she was wheelchair bound, she did not let that stop her from affirming people and caring for people. We sing a great theologically sound song in times of worship. The title is Jesus Loves Me. Marion always had a different way of singing Jesus Loves Me. When we would get to the chorus, "Yes, Jesus loves me..." Marion would always point to those around her. Even when her eyesight was almost completely gone, she would simply point her finger to where she thought people were. I know that every time I sing Jesus Loves Me, I think of Marion and her pointing finger that shared she was aware that Jesus not only loved her, but others.

      Marion was part of my doctoral research project and continued to be part of the Laughter Wellness Therapy which I began four years ago from that research. From her
      wheelchair Marion would join in the 30 minute sessions of laughter and breathing exercises. She remarked more than once how much better she felt after the sessions. She would often say that she couldn't wait to help make someone laugh so they would get the same benefits as she got from the sessions. She would share in our sessions how laughter had restored her joy and helped her to sleep better at night.

      I shall not soon forget Marion Lummus. She was the kind of person who helped brighten the corner where she was, and her bubbly presence touched those around her.

      These are a few things which are in my memory of meeting and knowing this dear resident of ours.

      Grace and Peace,

      Dennis
    Person ID I0008  Hull
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2017 

    Father Samuel Leslie Morris, Jr., M.D.,   b. 8 May 1891, Macon, Bibb Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1970, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Marion Lumpkin Hull,   b. 22 Sep 1900, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1956, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 14 May 1927  Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Grandfather and Grandchildren
    Grandfather and Grandchildren
    Marion McH. Hull holding Susan Hull and Marion Morris;
    Tommy Hull, Nancy Hull holding Streety Hull, Jody Hull
    1936 (c.) Marion Hull Morris and Children
    1936 (c.) Marion Hull Morris and Children
    Marion Hull Morris and Murrow Brice Morris
    Family ID F002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harold Campbell Lummus, Jr.,   b. 29 Aug 1931, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 2003, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1953  Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marion Jeanette Lummus
     2. Harold Campbell Lummus, III
     3. Leslie Allison Lummus
    Photos
    Dressed Up for Easter
    Dressed Up for Easter
    Jeanette, Leslie and Cam Lummus
    Family ID F005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bride and Maid of Honor
    Bride and Maid of Honor
    Marion Hull Morris and Murrow Brice Morris
    Marion and Her Doll
    Marion and Her Doll
    Mother of the Bride
    Mother of the Bride
    Marion at Jeanette's Wedding
    Namesake
    Namesake
    Leslie Lummus, Marion Morris Lummus, Leslie Morris
    Marion Morris
    Marion Morris
    On her wedding day
    Marion Hull Morris
    Marion Hull Morris
    Marion Lummus and daughter Jeanette
    Marion Lummus and daughter Jeanette


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