Polly Morrison

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Services for Polly Steward Morrison, 53, of Longview will be Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Reeder-Davis Chapel with Rev. Curtis Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Bradfield Chapel Cemetery, Daingerfield, under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Ms. Morrison died Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at a Longview hospital. She was born December 23, 1953 in Gilmer, Texas . She worked at the Longview News-Journal as payroll administrator and had been employed there since 1989. Mrs. Morrison was a member of Winterfield United Methodist Church of Longview. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Doris Steward; one sister, Lula Bell Magill; one brother, Morris Steward, Jr. and one niece, Sharon Allen. She is survived by one son, Phillip Morrison of Portland, Oregon; one daughter, Julia Morrison of Longview; one sister and brother-in-law, Lou Ann and Andy Schlagel and one brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Anita Steward, both of Omaha; four nieces and one nephew. Viewing and visitation will be Friday afternoon and evening at the funeral home and the family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m.

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  1. Polly always had a way of sharing her incredible strength and love with everyone around her. I spent many hours in her office talking and crying and laughing. I will miss her as a wonderful friend and coworker.And to her family…thank you for sharing her with us at the Longview News-Journal. There will always be a void in our office without her here.

  2. Dear Family & Friends,Our sincere condolences for your tragic loss. Polly was a dear friend, and an outstanding coworker. It was truly a pleasure to be in her presence. We feel a loss as well as everyone she came into contact with does. God Bless you All."…and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Morrison family especially to my good friend Julie and her brother Phillip. I am so sorry for your loss. Polly was a special person and I got to know her from being friends with Julie and then going on to work with her at the News-Journal. She will be missed.

  4. Polly was a great lady and I was very lucky to have been able to know and work with her over the past few years. My sympathies go out to you in your loss. All of us here in Atlanta will miss her very much.Jason SmithCox Newspapers HRAtlanta, Georgia

  5. My sincere sympathy to the family and close friends of Polly. As a former sister-in-law, I know we have lost a loving mother, an understanding and helpful sister, and a valued friend. May your happy memories be a comfort.Peace be with you.

  6. To the family of Polly, especially to Julie and Phillip. Our sympathy for your loss. May Polly rest in Peace and may you find comfort in the many pleasant memories.Vincent and Charline

  7. May God bless you and your family with his strenght to endure this painful tragedy. And in time fill the great void you are filling with the loving memories of when she was present. I knew Polly for 31 years and she was such a wonderful person, so strong and intelligent. She was such a caring person. Her beautiful smile and laughter will be so missed by everyone that knew her. My heart swells with sorrow for our loss and your suffering. ….He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life…St John 5:24

  8. Holly was a long time co-worker and friend. She was loved and will be missed. I am very sorry for your loss.Jonah Fults

  9. Polly was a uniquely beautiful person. We were fortunate to have her as a member of our family. Her loss is devastating to all of her family and all who knew her. She and my brother reared Julie and Phil to be the kind of adults all parents hope their children will become. She remained friends with her ex-husband and became close friends with his wife. Polly adored her dogs. Polly was a loving, caring person who is a real loss to this world.

  10. Dear Julia and Phillip, We are so very sorry about your mom. She was always so nice when we lived across the street from you on Oakridge. We will remember your family in our prayers. Your friends, Lexi Bingham Mauk & (my mom) Ruth Kay

  11. Julie& Phillip, I hope you both know how very proud your Mom was of the two of you and who you had become. Polly and I had worked together for 18 years and shared many memories about our children. I will miss seeing and shooting the bull with her. There was never a day that she wasn't laughing about something, whether it was a joke or prank she was trying to pull on someone. She had huge presence here and will be deeply missed by everyone. God bless you both..you are always in my mind and prayers.

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