Mrs. Emma Jean Morrell, 82, of Lake City went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 08, 2013, at Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice) in Lake City following an illness. A native of Columbia County, Florida, Mrs. Morrell was the eleventh of twelve children born to the late Joe & Arrie Rhoden Crews. She was a lifelong resident of Columbia County and had worked as a telephone operator at Bellsouth for six years, but mostly was a loving homemaker to her husband, children, and grandchildren. Mrs. Morrell was a member of Parkview Baptist Church for 57 years, and was a member of the Home Demonstration Club.
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Mrs. Morrell is survived by her husband of 62 years, H. Wayne Morrell; children, Vonada Barwick, Gwen Parrish (J.B.), David Morrell (Vicki), and Rhonda Mabile (Paul); grandchildren, Amber Everette (Tommy Eversole), Ashley Reeves, Amanda McDaniel (Michael), Anna Hendrickson (Daniel), Clay Parrish (Mandy); Caley Porter (Jay), Colton Parrish, Olivia Radford (Lee) Savanna Morrell, Hunter Mabile (Mady), Taylor Mabile, Risley Mabile, Daycee Mabile; great grandchildren Alyson Everette, Alyssa Eversole, Emily Eversole, Tyler Warren, McKayla Reeves, Lauren McDaniel, Lacy Hendrickson, Kelsey Hendrickson; brothers, Otis Crews (Ethel), Paul Crews, Eldridge Crews (Betty) and Lenvil Crews (Mary).
Funeral services for Mrs. Morrell will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Parkview Baptist Church in Lake City with Pastor Mike Tatem and Jay Porter officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held from 5:00-7:00 Monday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice) 6037 W. US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort and love on the online guest book at www.gatewayforestlawn.com
Published in Lake City Reporter on Sept. 10, 2013