Judy Morris, 81, of Little Rock died March 4, 2022 following a long , courageous battle with multiple myeloma. She was born December 29, 1940 in Truman, Arkansas but was raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Dr. Dale Morris; one son, Scott (Robin) Morris of Fayetteville; one daughter, Jill (Brad) Horton of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Denver (Alison) Morris of Fayetteville, Olivia (Kyle) Kelsay of Kansas City, Luke (Brittney) Horton and Jenna Horton both of Little Rock; a two-month-old great granddaughter, Ava Grace Kelsay; a brother, Lynwood Smith of Franklin, Tennessee, along with several nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy L. and Mary Emma Smith of Hot Springs; and one brother, Roy D. Smith of Beebe.
During her eight-year battle with cancer, she always demonstrated a positive outlook, an encouraging attitude to others, and a strong tenacity to fight her illness. Through her faith she showed us strength, dignity, laughter, and wisdom. Judy was a lifelong member of Mabelvale Church of Christ. A passionate supporter of Christian education, she had served on the boards of Central Arkansas Christian Schools and Harding University.
Memorial services will be 11:00am, Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Mabelvale Church of Christ. Visitation will be one hour prior at the church, beginning at 10:00am. Interment will be private. Memorials in Judy’s memory can be made to the Myeloma Center at UAMS via the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, 4018 West Capital Avenue, Eighth Floor, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.