Jan 15 2010

Trois: A Tribute to Natalie Morris

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This is a look at Natalie Morris, the way I remember her and the way I want her daughter and those she knew to remember her. This is a life in three movements. Music is “Made in Heaven” from Queen’s final album of the same title, and selections from the “Gladiator” score by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard. Please feel free to share this tribute through your respective networks.

An auction for Sonic Boom’s future  is currently underway and comments continue to come in through Facebook and Twitter. To all of you, I am humbled by your affection and support for both me and S.B. Thank you, everyone.

Goodbye, Nat. Don’t worry about Sonic Boom. I’ll keep watch over her.


Jan 11 2010

Natalie’s Viewing – 10 January 2010

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img640 Natalie’s viewing took place on 10 January 2010, starting at 6 pm and running through 8 pm at the Found and Sons Lee Chapel1.

Among those who gathered were Tee Morris, husband; Dan and Vickie, Natalie’s parents; Tee’s parents; various surviving family members; many of Tee and Natalie’s work associates; and a host of Tee and Natalie’s personal friends.

The receiving line was necessarily long due to the overwhelming number of guests that came to pay their respects to Natalie and to her surviving family members. Guests were given the opportunity to sign a guest book, a small velvet bag with wild flower seeds2, and a memorial hand out.

For those that were unable to attend, we have provided a scanned .PDF version of the pamphlet that was handed out to attendees.

The mid-sized chapel was quickly filled as people began to group and discuss her passing as well as their many memories of the woman that she was.

It is my opinion that the viewing was a necessary part of the grieving process. So many of the people that attended stayed near the open casket to express to Natalie many of the things they wish they had been able to tell her in life.

Her mother, Vicki, and her step-father, Dan, both expressed a strong belief that the amount of support that has been evidenced in the last week has allowed the family to move through the grief in a very beneficial way. Her family is very grateful to all those who have given their prayers, well wishes, sympathies, and gifts of time and or money during this time of grief.

Tee as well expressed many times through the evening that the support and love of the community has allowed for a much easier period than might otherwise occur.

While I cannot show what happened at the viewing last evening, it is my sincere hope that all those that wished to attend but could not will take away from this message all the hope and love that was expressed by the community as a whole during the proceedings.

It was good to see that Natalie left behind so many lives that had been touched during her life and that would go on celebrating the person that she was.

Natalie’s Memorial Service will take place on January 12th, 2010. It will commence at 1:00 p.m. at the Antioch Church of Christ, 8310 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA 20108 with Pastor John M. Ulm officiating .

  1. 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20109 []
  2. To be planted in Natalie’s memory. []

Jan 11 2010

Memorial Pamphlet from Natalie’s Viewing

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For those who were not able to attend, this is a scanned copy of the pamphlet given out at her Viewing on Sunday, Jan. 10th.

Pamphlet


Jan 9 2010

Messages for Natalie’s Family

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This page is to host the messages that you would like to leave for Natalie’s husband, Tee Morris; their daughter, Sonic Boom; and Natalie’s family. At this time of loss, it is important to support the surviving family with your thoughts for them. The admins of this site would like to honor that wish by posting your messages for the family here. Please leave your message as a comment on this page.


Jan 9 2010

Obituary and Details for Services

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DSC05628Natalie Christine Morris, age 45, of Bristow, Virginia passed away unexpectedly on January 5, 2010. She was born on December 27, 1964 in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of Dan and Vickie Higgins and the late Grant Littleton. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Morris, and their daughter Serena. Natalie was a Wireless Communications Project Manager for Orange Business Services ( a division of France Telecom), and an active member of the Antioch Church of Christ in Manassas, Virginia.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Found and Sons Lee Funeral Chapel, 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas VA 20109. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Antioch Church of Christ, 8310 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA 20108 with Pastor John M. Ulm officiating .

Expressions of sympathy can take the form of donations to a trust fund founded for Natalie’s daughter. Visit this ChipIn account to make your contribution, and feel free to leave a special condolence for Serena there.

Online condolences may be sent to Natalie’s family at www.foundandsons.com


Jan 8 2010

Welcome to the Natalie Morris Memorial Site

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On Tuesday, January 5th, 2010, Natalie Morris, wife of Tee Morris, and mother to Sonic Boom, passed away. Natalie will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

This memorial is offered with the hope that her memory will not be forgotten. In that hope, we have crafted the site in such a way as to allow all to post their memories and their pictures of Natalie.

Memorial visitors may post a memory of Natalie on the main blog after registration. Messages for the family of Natalie Morris can be posted on the Messages For Natalie’s Family page in the form of comments.

Information regarding visitation and memorial services can be found here.

If you have pictures of Natalie that you would like to add to the collection, please go to Flickr.com and add them to the Remember Natalie Morris pool. Remember that pictures added must be set to Public or they will not be shown in the feed.

If you have a link that you would like to submit to our blog roll, please email one of the admin staff for consideration.

We miss you and we love you, Natalie.