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Sheila Marie Morris

Springfield, Illinois

Jul 15, 1957 – Oct 23, 2021 (Age 64)


July 15, 1957
October 23, 2021
Springfield, Illinois


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Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc. - Springfield Obituary

Sheila Marie Morris departed this life on October 23, 2021, inside her home. She was born July 15, 1957, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Ruth (Johnson) Clayborn and Richard Johnson.

She was a full time Mother, Granny, GG, Sister, Friend, & Aunt. She was the glue that held our family together. Always so selfless and always putting others above her own needs & she never really asked for much in return. She was the epitome of a Queen, our Queen. She made all of feel special in some way. She was everything and more to any and everyone she met. She was beautiful inside and out, she was loved, will forever be missed, and life will never be the same without you.

She is preceded in death by both parents: Ruth (Johnson) Clayborn and Richard Johnson. Husband Michael Morris SR., Companion Louis Barger, Brothers: Douglas and Gregory Johnson; Sisters: Rebecca and Victoria Johnson.

She leaves to cherish memories four children: Sabrina Morris, Michael Morris, Shannon Morris, and Nygeria Morris. Siblings: Phillip Johnson of Colorado, Stephen Johnson of California, Robin Johnson of Springfield, Marcia Jackson of Missouri, Scarlett Madison of Springfield, and Lori Taylor of Springfield, Illinois. As well as fourteen Grand kids: Dontaya Morris, Uriah Penny, Nyree Morris, Jalisa Morris, My’Kel Morris, Mykalia Morris, Miking Yates, Michael Morris III, Marquis Yates, Michelle Morris, Keyon Day, Makailynne Johnson, Michael Morris IV, and Amor Day. And ten Greats: Kaeden Morris, Messiah Morris, Taraj Davis, Rontavius Robinson Jr, Bella Penny, Judah Kincade, Pharaoh Davis, Amiylah Hale, and Giavonni Yates and a host of nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services Friday November 5, 2021

Visitation: 9:00am-10:00am


Ruby Funeral Services & Crematories

1520 East Washington Street

Springfield, IL 62703

Pastor Silas Johnson Officiating



Oak Ridge Cemetery  


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Truly our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Robin, Marcia, and Scarlett, I know that you all are an extremely close knit family.
May God strengthen you all during this time and even more in the days, months and years ahead.

Rev. Greg and Valerie Stoner

This really caught me off guard. Sheila was one of my friends. I loved her. Sweet person. She was one friend my mom would let me go to her house on 11th st. Years later I remember parking at her and Mikes house to go to the fair. When they moved and i didnt see her again. Family, lift your eyes to the hills whence comes your help Psalms 121:1 Seek him while he may be found Isaiah 55:6. RIP my friend

You were truly one of a kind. My sweet guardian Angel. I love you granny.

I will miss my friend

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Sheila was always so sweet and I always felt welcome in her home! Sabrina, Mike and Shannon my prayers are with you.

I will miss my friend,I am so heart broken,I have not gotten any sleep since she left us she was truly like a mom to me,I will miss her dearly,sing a song for me Ge Ge,I will see you again,I will miss you my friend.