Bonnie Morris passed away peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, December 9, 2021, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at 4:00 p.m. in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, 2973 Mt. Olivet Road, Hartwell, Georgia 30643. Rev. Mike Morris will officiate.
Bonnie was born to Hugh D. “Bud” and Mattie Ruth McLane and raised in Hartwell, GA. She attended Hartwell High School and North Georgia College. A lifelong homemaker and wife to Kenneth T. Morris, she moved to Forsyth when Kenneth joined the faculty of Tift College where the two raised their family.
Bonnie was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Forsyth.
Bonnie was an active member of the Monroe County Jaycettes with whom she maintained many lifelong friendships.
Bonnie loved plants and flowers. She could propagate a new plant from a stem and surrounded herself with them. She often gave young plants from her collection to her friends and family to cherish. She loved feeding birds in her yard and taking care of her pet cats and dogs.
Bonnie was an avid fan of the Mary Persons Bulldogs, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Atlanta Braves cheering for them in person and at home.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents Hugh D. “Bud” and Mattie Ruth McLane, her husband, Dr. Kenneth T. Morris, and her brother John McLane.
Bonnie is survived by her children, Dale Tyson and Clell Morris (Dana), grandchildren Jeffrey Tyson (Terri), Luke Morris, Macy Morris, and Kenley Morris, Kalie Loggins (Cole) and Kara Gibbs (Aaron), and great-grandchildren Trystyn, Jaylyn, and Jaxson Hovey and Duke Loggins.
Thank you to all of Bonnie’s wonderful care team especially the many ladies at the Forsyth Pruett Nursing Home. She loved you all and you touched her family forever.
The family asks that any donation in Bonnie’s memory be made to the Dementia Society of America. https://www.dementiasociety.org/.
The family may be contacted at the residence of Dale Tyson, 429 W Johnston Street, Forsyth, GA 31029.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements