Louis Morrell
MORRELL WILMINGTON Louis Richard Morrell April 28, 2013 Louis Richard Morrell, age 76, of Wilmington,NC passed away April 28, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. Mr. Morrell had a long career in higher education and had lectured and written extensively about all aspects of higher education.He had numerous articles and book chapters published relating to endowment and retirement fund investment matters. The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) awarded him the Neal O. Hines Publication Award in 1991 and the Rodney H. Adams Award in 1997 for exceptional contributions to professional development and research activities in the field of college and university endowment and investment management. He served as Vice President for Investments and Treasurer from 1995 to 2007 at Wake Forest University. Prior to joining Wake Forest, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and in similar capacity at Radcliffe College (Harvard University). He started his career at Smith College where he served as Controller and then Assistant Treasurer for seventeen years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth Ann; a son, Stephen and wife Marguerite; grandchildren, Stephen Louis and Christopher; a brother, Michael and his wife Chris; brother-in-law James Ruby and his wife Charlene. A Memorial service to honor Lou will be held 10 a.m. Saturday May 18, 2013 at Wrightsville United Methodist Church, 4 Live Oak Drive Wrightsville Beach,NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wake Forest University c/o University Advancement PO Box 7227 Winston-Salem,NC 27109 for scholarship purposes or to Wrightsville United Methodist Church, 4 Live Oak Drive Wrightsville Beach,NC 28480. Please share memories and condolences with the family at www.wilmingtoncares.com
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Published by Winston-Salem Journal on May 1, 2013.
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I was so sad to learn of Lou Morrell's death. I have interviewed him for news articles in the past and he was always so nice and helpful. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Danielle Sottosanti
May 15, 2013
Dear Mrs. Morrell and family members,

I worked with Lou at Wake Forest and found him ever gracious and good humored, to accompany his very sharp mind. He served this institution so well, for which we will always be grateful. I know that many at Wake Forest will miss Lou very much.


Tom Phillips
Dean's Office
Tom Phillips
May 2, 2013
Lou is one of the finest men I have known. I will miss him deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill Applegate
May 1, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you Ruth and your family, we can never put in words just what a blessing Lou has been to many of us,please know that we thank you and the Lord for allowing us to share in his world, may the Lord not only bless you and keep you today but for all eternity wrapped in his arms of love!
God bless
Lenny Grant
May 1, 2013
To Michael, Chris and the Morrell family sorry to hear of the passing of your love one. May God keep them in perfect peace. Co- worker W.S.F.C.S.
Barbara Lucas
May 1, 2013
Ruth, you and your son are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure working with both you and Lou when you resided in Winston-Salem. I appreciated Lou teaching us here at Wake to invest our money wisely.
Patty Atwood
May 1, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Morrell's family. I really enjoyed talking to him when he came in the bookstore on campus to get his coffee. He was a wonderful man.
Allison Brown
May 1, 2013
Our prayers are with you, thanks for sharing Lou with us at Wake Forest University.
Ruth Smith
May 1, 2013