Leona Ann Morris was a long time member of Calvary Episcopal Church.
She died Sept. 5. 2012. She was 103.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1909, to the late William Watson and Bessie Alston in Philadelphia. She was educated in Magnolia, N.J., and graduated from Haddon Heights High School. After graduation, she entered the workforce as a press operator at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She later retired in 1971 from Main-line Dry Cleaners.
She married Clarence H. Morris in 1927 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, and they had five children.
Affectionately known as “Nana” to her grandchildren, she prided herself in building strong traditions and keeping the family together. Loving memories of holiday dinners on Harmer Street will always be remembered by her family and friends.
“Leona was a true woman of sophistication, distinction and grace,” her family said.
She was a faithful member of Calvary Episcopal Church for over 60 years. Morris and eight of her friends created a social club known as the “Congenial Pals.” This group of friends celebrated birthdays and holidays together and remained good friends for the longevity of their lives.
Morris was preceded in death by her siblings, Aubrey, Bill and Victorine, and children, Margaret “Peggy” Alston, Carolyn Morris and James “Jimmy” Morris.
She is survived by Clarence and Mattie Morris; Marie and Orum Chase; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; goddaughter, Leona Taylor; godson, Bruce Trottman; and other relatives and friends.
Services were held September 17 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 841 North 41st Street. Burial was in Rolling Green Cemetery.
Wood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.