Julie Ann Morrison, 42, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, died at her home in Moore, Okla. on Thursday, June 18, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer. Julie was an amazing woman who touched the lives of so many people.
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She was born December 18, 1966, in Monroe, La. to Shirley McDaniel. She graduated from Bastrop High School in 1984.
On December 26, 1984, Julie Allen married her high school sweetheart, Britt Morrison, who had just joined the United States Air Force. During their marriage, their family lived at Barskdale Air Force Base in Louisiana from 1984 to 1987; Rimini Air Base in Italy from 1987 to 1990; England Air Force Base, Louisiana from 1990 to 1992; Misawa Air Base, Japan from 11992 to 1995; Pentagon, Washington DC from 1995 to 1996; Misawa Air Base, Japan from 1996 to 2002 and their military service ended at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, where they loved from June, 2002 until March, 2009. No matter where they lived, she loved and cared for her family and always looked for opportunities to meet the needs of those around her.
Julie was very active in her local church, no matter where she lived. For the last seven years, Julie was an active member of Koza Baptist Church in Okinawa, Japan. She served wherever she was needed. Prior to returning to the United States in March, 2009, Julie was the senior high school girls Sunday School teacher. Julie loved the girls and truly wanted to see them grow in Christ. Her passion was reaching the lost Japanese ladies in Okinawa.
Julie is survived by her husband of 24 years, Britt; her sons, Nicholas, of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. and Samuel of Moore, Okla.; her parents, Jimmie and Shirley McDaniel of Bastrop; and sister, Renee Atkinson of Hernando, Miss. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service of Julie A. Morrison will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Cherry Ridge Baptist Church, 1005 Cherry Ridge Rd. Bastrop, La. The Rev. Tim Smith, associate pastor of Koza Baptist Church in Okinawa, Japan will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Julie's memory. For donation instructions, visit Julie's CaringBridge blog at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/juliemorrison/journal.
The family would like to thank all of their friends and family for their love, support and prayers.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from June 22 to June 26, 2009