Barbara Rita (Cole) Morrell

Mrs. Barbara Rita Cole Morrell, 82, of Lake City went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 4, 2013. A native of Bedworth, Warwickshire England, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Maurice and Harriett Niclin Cole. After surviving World War II, she married Leroy J. Morrell, Jr. in England and they moved to the United States in 1953, where she lived the rest of her life. She was a licensed cosmetologist and she owned her own beauty shop with her friend Sarah Summers Wood, Styles by Sarah and Barbara. Mrs. Morrell was a member of the Women of the Moose, enjoyed knitting, and her family that she loved dearly always came first. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Lake City.
Mrs. Morrell is survived by her children, Sherrie Morrell Harper, Paul Leroy Morrell, and Darrell Cole Morrell (Ada) ; grandchildren, Candace Lindsey Masters (Christopher), Kristopher Cameron Harper, and James Avery; great grandchildren, Ayden, Aybree, and Sophie Masters, all of Lake City; brother, Derrick Cole (Pearl) of Greece.
Funeral services for Mrs. Morrell will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort on the online guest book at

Funeral Home

Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441  Lake City, FL 32025
(386) 752-1954

Published in Lake City Reporter on May 7, 2013