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Memorial Service

First Baptist Church
Tuesday November 1st, 2022

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Jo Ellen Morrison

Jo Ellen Morrison, 80 formerly of Dumas, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022.  Memorial services will be held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at First Baptist Church with Jake Minton, longtime family friend, officiating.  Interment will follow in Northlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors.

Jo Ellen was born on March 19, 1942, in Tulsa, OK to Jesse and Alba Jean (Oldacre) Baker.  She was united in marriage to Larry Morrison in 1961 and the couple would make Dumas their home where they raised their daughters.  Jo Ellen kept countless photo albums of her favorite subjects, her children and grandchildren as well as scrap booking for all seven grandchildren from the time they were born. Her words, “What a fun thing that was!” She was known as the Class Reunion Guru, as she organized years of class reunions for the classes of 59, 60, & 61. Jo Ellen found pure joy in traveling by gaining insights from trips to England, Wales, Scotland, France, Cancun, Alcapulco, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Yellowstone Park, Jackson Hole, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Cape Cod, Phoenix, Red Wing Minnesota, Estes Park, and Red River. But her most cherished trips were with her “Dumas Divas.” She was a member of the Dumas Education Foundation Board for 10 years, serving two terms as president, Ladies Investment Club, Ladies Golf Association, Dumas Dance Club, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and CBS Bible Study.

Jo Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Larry in 2018; granddaughter: Kelsey Jo Patterson; and great grandson: Rhett Alexander Lujan.

Jo Ellen is survived by her daughters: Melinda Patterson and husband Guy and Marlis Scofield and husband Shaun; grandchildren: Zach and wife Josey, Meisha, Josh and wife Jacque, Kaitlyn and husband Brett, Alix and husband Adam, Dreagan and wife Amanda and Channing and wife Toree, Harper and wife Kelsey and Hank and wife Anna; great grandchildren: Khamdyn, Haidynn, Hudson, Breck, Rhex, Mayer, Hatlee Kay, Banks, and Parker; sister: Sue Lyons and husband James; brother: Bruce Baker and wife Terri; along with other extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest that memorials be made to the Dumas Education Foundation.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jo Morrison

Kristi Gonzales Nov 27 2022 9:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Morrison

Linda Watts (Watson) Nov 5 2022 8:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Morrison

Kim Watson Nov 5 2022 8:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Morrison

Pamela Smith Baker Nov 3 2022 10:26 PM

Marlis and Melinda so sorry to hear about your mom she was a special lady and will be missed

Shawn and Darla Hodnett Nov 1 2022 6:01 PM

This is one of the most beautiful pics of your momma. She had such a sweet spirit and a smile that lit up the room. Her legacy will continue to shine through you all. Prayers & love to your family.

Ronnie & Jennifer Thomas Nov 1 2022 5:37 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Jo Ellen's passing. I always thought of her as family. Our families have always been so close. She will missed by so many. Sending Love,Hugs and Prayers

Kisika Cariker Nov 1 2022 1:47 PM

Melinda and Marlis, We are sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a sweet lady and know you will miss her greatly. Hugs and prayers. Carson and RaLynda Christie

Carson and RaLynda Christie Nov 1 2022 11:53 AM

We're so sorry for your loss. Jo Ellen was such a special lady and will be missed by many.

Myles and Sheryl Frische Nov 1 2022 11:18 AM

Jo Ellen was special and had a beautiful voice; I was in Choir with her and she sang at my first wedding back in September, 1959. Also, my daughter Beth was friends with one of you girls; I am sure she can tell me when we talk tomorrow. She also did Tupperware parties with me whichever one lived on one of the tree streets. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent. Cling tightly to our Lord's unchanging and unfailing hand; you will never be orphaned because He is always right there with you. I will not tell you it will be easy, my mother went to Heaven in 1998 and I still miss her greatly but just have to look in my mirror and she appears; that saying is truer every day as I get older. May God bless each of you!

Jackie Sheldon Nov 1 2022 2:18 AM

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