Rita Arlene Morris, 85, of Orange, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at her home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City with Reverend Brad Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Born in Ambridge, Pennsylvania on September 20, 1927, Rita was the daughter of Charles and Suzanne (Hageman) Dunn. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for 51 years. Rita loved the Houston Astros, especially Craig Biggio. She was a gifted painter, enjoyed camping, the outdoors and the comic section of the newspaper. She especially loved her dogs, Trixie and Sweetie. She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Brandy Alice Buckley; and brothers, Jim Dunn and Thomas Joseph Dunn. Rita is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lester Morris; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jarvis Buckley of Orange; and sons and daughter-in-law, Ray Morris of Orange and Craig and Dana Morris of Fulshear, Texas. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Jeffrey Buckley and wife, Heather, Melanie Herrman and husband, Ron, Ashlee Beeman and husband, Derek, Allison Morris, Bryan Morris and wife, Kelly; five great-grandchildren, Kirsten Satterwait, Hunter Johnston, Addie Cunningham, Clara Beeman, Calvin Morris; siblings, Charles Dunn, John Dunn, Georgeanne Lepinsky, Janyce Burnette, Mary Frances Werfelman; and special friend, Russell Bubba Uher. Serving as Pallbearers will be Ray Morris, Craig Morris, Jarvis Buckley, Bryan Morris, Derek Beeman and Jeffrey Buckley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1290, Bridge City, Texas 77611.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 9, 2012