Affinity Memorial Center
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General Information

Full NameJoy Marcelle Morton

Date of Birth

Thursday, April 26th, 1934

Date of Death

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Obituary for Joy Morton

God looked around His garden, and He found an empty place; He then looked down upon this earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, and lifted you to rest; God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain; He knew that you would never, get well on earth again. God saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb; So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered, "Peace be thine." It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

Joy Marcelle Morton, 82, passed peacefully on to her Lord and Savior on June 1st, 2016. Born April 26, 1934 in Houston, TX, she is pre-deceased by her late-husband of 52 years, Jim Morton of Houston, TX. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Joy was born and reared in Houston, Texas and attended Lamar High School and the University of Houston where she met her future husband, Jim. Joy graduated with a degree in Education, but later discovered her passion as a fundraiser and Director of Development for various organizations such as The Houston Woman’s Club, The Houston Grand Opera Guild, DePelchin Children’s Center, Boys and Girls Harbor, and Vital Living. 

Joy is survived by her two sons and two daughter-in-laws, Daryl and Leslie Morton of Austin, TX, Jeff and Carol Morton of Houston, TX; one daughter, Laura Morton of Ridgeland, MS; one sister, Margaret Schomer of Katy, TX; one brother, David Miller of Houston, TX; two sister-in-laws, Lou Lane and Sue Kingham of Austin, TX; five grandchildren, Merrit Morton Vosburg of San Angelo, TX, Macall and Walker Morton of Austin, TX and Jessica and Michael Ziegelbauer of Ridgeland, MS; three great grandchildren; Elisha, Kennedy, and Ryder Vosburg of San Angelo, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many friends.

Graveside Service with Pastor Rick Minett officiating was held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 3rd, 2016, at Brookside Memorial Park located at 13401 Eastex Frwy (at Lauder Road), Houston, Texas 77039, phone 281-449-6511. A Memorial Service will be held on June 24th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Community Church located at 1021 Campbell Road, Houston, Texas 77055, phone 713-465-4252. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the church or charity of your choice.

Joy will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 

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