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Rickey Glynn Morris (06-01-2017)
Rickey Glynn Morris was born on June 25, 1959 and
departed this life to be with his Lord on May 23, 2017.
He was 57.
Rickey spent most of his childhood in Springhill,
Louisiana, graduated from Springhill High School in
1977 and attended Louisiana Tech University. In 1978,
Rickey moved with his family to Sterlington, where
his parents – Martha Sue and Tandy Key – established
their grocery business, a business that would flourish
and expand to other locations through the years.
Rickey thoroughly enjoyed working with his parents
and brothers – Terry and Scotty – seeing members of
the community every day and giving exemplary customer
service. Rickey was an astute businessman and
he embraced the hard work it required to be successful.
His approachability, his friendliness and his customary
“How’re you?” will be missed.
Never one to be idle, Rickey did manage to slow down
years ago, in Big Star, just long enough to take special
note of a blue-eyed brunette. Lucky for him, he received
a smile in return. In 1983, Rickey and Annamari Albritton
were married and were blessed with two precious
daughters, whom they raised in their Christian home.
Alisan and Abby were his pride and joy, a joy which
only grew with the birth of a granddaughter, Blakely
Jo, just a few months ago.
Rickey dearly loved his family and extended family,
enjoying many activities with his wife, parents, children,
his brothers and their wives, nieces and nephews
and father-in-law Blake Albritton. He was an amazing
support to his family and could always be counted on
to do whatever was needed of him, exhibiting patience,
affection, and devotion.
Rickey took great pleasure in the outdoors and
enjoyed deer and duck hunting, fishing, golfing and
boating on Lake D’Arbonne. He was an ardent fan of
the New Orleans Saints and NASCAR and would attend
these events with his family when possible. An
avid reader, Rickey could discuss notable individuals
and historic events dealing with American and world
history in-depth. He was also very well versed in the
settling of Union Parish and the various people, families,
and events that shaped this area.
Rickey was a champion of Farmerville and Union
Parish and considered it a privilege to call this area
home. He was a true community leader and was committed
to keeping the beautiful piney hills a special
place. He served as president of the Jaycees, chairman
of the Louisiana Watermelon Festival and was a member
of the initial Union Parish Tourist Commission. He
cherished his many relationships in this community,
including those at the Farmerville Church of Christ,
where he was an active member.
To say Rickey was a likeable and personable man
is an understatement. Rickey Morris was an extraordinary
man, one of genuine goodness. He was widely
known and respected as someone of uncompromising
integrity who understood the importance of a life well
lived. A man of remarkable faith, Rickey touched and
inspired countless lives in this community, as he faced
the last few years with incredible courage, resounding
strength, and the blessed assurance of the eternal life
awaiting him.
He is predeceased by his mother, Martha Sue Key;
father, Glynn Morris; and father-in-law, Blake Albritton.
Left to cherish his memory are: His loving wife of
34 years, Annamari Albritton Morris of Farmerville;
two daughters – Alisan Morris Rutland and husband
Ben of Dallas, Texas and Abby Morris of Farmerville;
a granddaughter, Blakely Jo Rutland of Dallas, Texas;
step-father Tandy Key of Farmerville; step-mother
Tina Morris of Blevins, Ark.; three brothers – Terry
Morris and wife Stacey of Farmerville, Scotty Key and
wife Terri Lynn of Farmerville and Steve Morris and
wife, Susan of Haughton; two aunts – Rita Velasquez
of Sterlington and Melba Keeling of Shreveport; sisterin-
law Patti Albritton Fowler and husband Robert of
Austin, Texas; eight nieces and nephews – Brandon
Morris and wife Stephanie of Sterlington, Justin Morris
and wife Hilary of Baton Rouge, Holly Morris of
Farmerville and fiancé Tyler Abate of Lake Charles,
Bethany Morris of Farmerville, Kaitlin Thompson and
husband, Derek of Farmerville, Shawn Key of Farmerville,
Louisiana, Victoria Morris and Ryan Morris of
Haughton, Louisiana.
The family would like to thank the MD Anderson
Cancer Center and Houston Hospice in Houston, Texas.
The family would also like to acknowledge Dr. Bryan
Kee, physician assistant Mini Joseph and registered
nurse Ralph Alcid. Your wonderful care and support
for our loved one, as well as your dedication and commitment
to your profession, is greatly appreciated and
will not be forgotten.
Visitation was held Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the
Farmerville Church of Christ at 306 East Franklin St.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the
Farmerville Church of Christ, with Jerry Keene, Larry
White and Steve Morris officiating. Interment followed
at Liberty Hill-Taylor Cemetery near Farmerville under
the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Brandon Morris, Justin Morris,
Shawn Key, Tyler Abate, Derek Thompson, Bart Miller,
Eddie Albritton, and Wayne Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were Ed Morgan, Tracey Brantley,
Roger Williams, Michael Woods, Jason Baker, Jason
George, Darryl Herrington, Samuel Catoire, Alan Futch,
and Lance Futch.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.