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Heaven is a little brighter today

Jim G. Morris was born April 15, 1974 in Lubbock, Texas, the first son of Jim D. and Helen Morris. He graduated with a BBA in 1997 from Baylor University.  He enjoyed working in the financial industry: AIM Funds, Morris Mortgage, Cattleman’s National Bank and the Teacher Retirement System of the State of Texas.  Jim worked hard so he could play hard.  He enjoyed improving his old houses and was an avid hunter.  He was a member of Johnson City First United Methodist Church.  After fighting cancer, and winning a year more than anyone expected, Jim passed away on September 25, 2011.  He leaves behind his college sweetheart and wife Beckie.  He is survived by his daughter Sarah Rebecca and his brother, Justin Morris and wife April, and their son Mason James.   He is also survived by his loving parents Jim D. and Helen Morris, and their parents Jim G. and Betty Morris, and Gerald and Wilma Head.  Many loving aunts, uncles and cousins will greatly miss him too.  Visitation will be on Friday, September 30th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Crofts Funeral Home (305 E. Elm St.) in Johnson City.  A memorial service will be held at the Johnson City United Methodist Church (105 N. LBJ Dr.) at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 1st, with a reception following in the Activity Center.  There will be a private graveside service at the Masonic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson City Library.

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  1. Carmen Escabi
    September 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim at TRS and even though I didnt really spend too much time with him, the few times I did speak with him, he always had a smile on his face. He was a very nice man. God Bless you and your family during these difficult times.

    sincerely,
    Carmen Escabi

  2. sue cowan
    September 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Our hearts break for you and all of your families. Jim was a special person loved by many,
    including our family. We are praying for all of you.
    Howard and Sue Cowan

  3. Arlene & Doug
    September 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Becky, I’m so… sorry & happy to hear about Jim. Sorry because he will be missed and happy because he has no more pain… Doug & I live with this everyday and he often ask “why I have to suffer so long”. I will be going to Williamsburg Va & Amherst, Ma. leave on an early morning 6:30a.m flight in the morning (Sept.28). Doug hasn’t seen your notice yet so I’m not sure if he will try to attend. He thought so much of Jim that I wouldn’t be surprize if he shows up at the memorial. I hate that I will miss being there and my prayers are with you & Sarah. As soon as I get back, I check in with you and please let us help you, IN ANY WAY, WE LOVE YOU. Love, Arlene

  4. Betty McNallen
    September 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    The heavens are crying huge tears for our dear sweet Jim. I’ll bet there will be an inch of rain that falls today…and I choose to think that it falls in honor of Jim. Beckie, we send you and Sarah and all the family our love. All of you fought the valiant fight alongside Jim. What a beautiful family you are. You teach all of us how to love and care. Betty and Chuck

  5. John and Debbie Wessels
    September 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Heaven certainly is a brighter place today and always. John and I have you and your family in our hearts and prayers. Jim is at peace now and has a new body that is free of pain. His spirit is watching over you, Sara and the family forever. His memories will last a life time. May it bring you strength each day to know you and the family are in God’s loving care with the faith of others joining in special thought and prayer. Love, Debbie

  6. jayne field
    September 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Dearest Beckie,
    Yes, Heaven is brighter and lighter with that Morris dry humor. Jim’s legacy here continues to shine brightly thru his beautiful daughter, his wonderful loving family and the incredible example you each lived on this journey supporting your beloved Jim. Jim’s life touched so many of us beyond his family and that shining light is alive with all of us. Jim lives on in so many ways. I cannot imagine the void that has been left in your hearts, and I know your cherished memories are a treasure to hold close. Know that I care deeply. My heart reaches out to your heart in this incredibly sad time. Love, Jayne

  7. Nancy & Keith Wiseman
    September 28, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Ever those of us who did not know Jim and Beckie personally have come to love them very much. The courage with which you faced your cancer inspired us all. We share the pain with those left behind but know you will pick up the pieces ofyour lives and learn to fill that void with wonderful memories of the sunshine Jim brought into your lives.Our thoughts and prayers shall continue for all of you. Yes, God’s smile was bright as he greeted Jim.
    Love, Nancy & Keith

  8. Nancy & Keith Wiseman
    September 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

    As best we can we share the devistation heartbreak of this precious family. We did not know Jim personally but have come to know and love him and Beckie through his parents and grandparents. We have tried to hold you all very close during this courages time. Please know that this concern shall continue in the months that come. Yes, God smiled a little brighter as he greeted Jim home.
    Love, Nancy & Keith

  9. Greg and Teresa Cowan
    September 28, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Beckie,
    Teresa and I are so sorry for your loss. Ever since we learned of his diagnosis, we have been thinking of your family and have been impressed by all of your strength and optimism throughout this ordeal. We know that God will be with you as your journey continues.
    I have been thinking a lot of Jim. Jim and I met in kindergarten. I have memories of us shooting model rockets together. I always thought that was so cool! We went camping and fishing multiple times together growing up. While at Baylor, he took me to his grandparents to go dove and quail hunting. Speaking of Baylor, Jim was the first Baylor Bear I met. I remember seeing Baylor stuff around his room, like the commemorative Dr. Pepper bottle from the Cotton Bowl. Jim made such a difference in so many people’s lives. I know you know this more than any of us; Jim was a very special person who will be missed.
    Love,
    Greg, Teresa, and Garrison

  10. Roberto and Debbie Vasquez
    October 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Beckie and Sarah,
    You are in out thoughts and prayers. Roberto worked with Jim at TRS and he was truley amazed with Jim’s courage and strength. He feels that his LOVE for his wife and daughter and GOD are what kept him going and fighting!! What an example to all. Please know that we are very sorry for your loss and we pray that your continued faith and the knowledge that one day you will be together again, will give you comfort. Your precious daughter is God’s gift to you and in her bright smile and beautiful eyes you will see glimses of your beloved husband, reminding you of his forever love for you. God Bless you….
    Roberto and Debbie

  11. October 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I have been following his courageous fight via your blog for sometime now. I will hold you and Sarah in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. You have done such a magnificent job of chronicling Jim’s battle with your blog. His strength was definitely matched with your own.

    God Bless You
    Laura Griffith

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