Cynthia Elaine Morrison was a longtime employee of the Internal Revenue Service.
Morrison died Aug. 23, 2011, in Abington, Pa. She was 83.
Morrison was born on Jan. 5, 1928, in Boston, Mass. The sixth child of Everton L. and Maude G. Morrison, she was educated in the Boston Public School System. Upon graduation she enrolled in the LaSalle Junior College in Auburndale, Mass., where she earned an associate degree in the arts.
Morrison was an avid musician and a professional pianist for a few years before moving to Philadelphia in the 1950s. It was in Philadelphia where she cultivated a new series of friends and extended family who nurtured her over the years. She was employed by the IRS for 31 years before retiring in 1988. It was during her time at the IRS that she met Samuel Robinson, and they eventually married.
Her strong sense of spirituality grew as she became an active member of Mother Bethel AME Church. It was an affiliation she was very proud of and that motivated her to return to school to earn a bachelor’s degree from Eastern College in St. Davids, Pa., and a master’s degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1996.
Morrison also loved her “little family members” — cats, Pumpkin and Pecola who were sources of unconditional love.
She was a member of three families: her biological family in Boston; the circle of friends, co-workers and her husband in Philadelphia; and her Mother Bethel community.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, William Morrison, Doris Morrison, Wendell Morrison, Clement Morrison and Paul Morrison.
She is survived by her brother, Lloyd G. Morrison of Clarksville, Tenn.; nieces, Lynne Cheek of Boston, Mass., and Mildred Morrison of Pittsburgh, Pa.; nephews, Gregory Morrison of Atlanta, Ga., and Paul-David Morrison of Round Rock, Texas; grand- nieces and nephews, Raylyn Cheek, Raymond Cheek, Keniaah L. Latson, Dynell D. Latson, Matthew Morrison, Neal Morrison and Gina Morrison; and great-grandniece, Naree A. Thomas.
Services were held August 31 at Mother Bethel AME Church. Burial was in Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Slater Funeral Home handled the arrangements.