Ann L. Morris


Ann L. Morris, 87, went to be with her Lord on April 11. She fought a good fight before pneumonia took her.

Ann was born in the Capote Hills of Guadalupe County on Nov. 27, 1923, to William Jefferson Elder and Gertrude Miller Elder.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Baker and husband, Frank, of Luling and Donna Richardson and husband, Gene, of Dripping Springs; a

sister, Sandy Allman, of LaVernia, and husband, Donnie Rice; five grandchildren: Frank Baker, Jr., and wife, Cheris, of Alpharetta, Ga., David Baker, and wife, Donna, of Anderson, S.C., Beverly Baker, of Austin, Justin Richardson and wife, Tayler, of Aurora, Colo., and Patrick Richardson and wife, Tara, of Red Rock; several great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Louis Fenley Elder and William A. Elder; two sisters, Inez Elder and Mary Spring; husband, Bruce Morris; and son, Michael Bruce Morris.

Ann lived most of her life in the McNeil community as a rancher and housewife, and spent her last year at 1017 Bois d’ Arc Assisted Living in Lockhart.

She was active in her service to the Lord at the McNeil Baptist Church, teaching ladies classes and children in VBS. She was well known for the many great dishes she prepared for so many, and especially her chocolate pies and dewberry pies – favorites to her many nieces and nephews. She was a founder of the Quarterly Wolf Hunters Supper at Harwood many years ago and it is still going on.

She had been a member of the TOPS Club since 1975.

Ann saw a lot of children grow up in Luling during the years she worked at Winn’s Store. She had a lot of funny stories to tell about some of them. She loved to sing her Gospel songs in church and especially at the monthly Tilmon Jam Sessions. She will be missed.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 14, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the O’Bannon Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, at McNeil Baptist Church, with Rev. Charles Woodward officiating.

Pallbearers will be Fred Huff, Ricky Watts, Brian Allman, Kevin Allman, Kim Spring and Preston Atkinson. Honorary pallbearers will be John Gary Collins, Frank Baker, Sr., James Westbrook, Dud Morris, Hugh Spring, Donnie Rice, Hoot Fairchild, Montie Calloway, John Springs and Ray McGlothlin.

Interment will be in the McNeil Community Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to McNeil Baptist Church or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were with O’Bannon Funeral Home.


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