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Morphi Samonides Belz

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Morphi Samonides Belz


Morphi Anne (Anastasia) Samonides Belz passed away on June 18, 2017, after a short illness. Born in Covington, TN, on March 4, 1959, Morphi Anne was the namesake of both of her Greek grandmothers and the third of four children. She was a graduate of Raleigh Egypt High School and completed training as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2010. Morphi loved the solitude of nature and the company of critters of all sizes. She rescued animals in need, including a baby possum, and fed all strays from raccoons to deer. As a neighborhood ambassador, she helped friends for years with recycling, daily mail and newspaper collection, or landscaping. Morphi always enjoyed using her hands whether attending cosmetology school, making art, or working in the yard. She was an advocate of nutritional health and shared her wealth of knowledge with friends and family.

She is predeceased by her father Joseph Samonides of Memphis. She is survived by her mother Albis Samonides of Memphis, sister Pandora Stamson of Memphis, William Samonides and wife Gine of Canton, OH, sister Kara Samonides and husband Richard (Stephen) Hamrick of Moorhead MN. She adored her nephew Jerry Stamson of St. Louis, MO, and her niece, Elisabet Samonides-Hamrick of Moorhead, MN. She is also survived by her dogs, Jessie and Rose.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017, with visitation at noon at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland. Interment will be at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett, TN, 38133. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Humane Society of Memphis or the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences may be left at

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 23, 2017
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