Roxie Slocum Morgan of Garland, passed into the arms of Jesus on October 21st, preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Norris B. Morgan. She had a rich professional life as Executive Secretary to the president of Braniff Airlines, and was a founder of Marlin Controls, Inc. She was active in the National Association of Insurance Women and belonged to the Garland Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Number 156. Roxie had a life well lived, serving her church, viewing the launching of a space craft, holidays in Mexico with family, and enjoying the nature on her farm in Wolfe City. Her visits to Israel and the Holy Land were a highlight of her life. Roxie loved the Lord, and was a dedicated member of Orchard Hills Baptist Church, Garland, where she cherished the messages delivered by dear friends, Reverend Dickson Rial and Sunday School Teacher, Shirley Rial.
She was preceded in death by parents William Pierce Slocum Sr. and Allie Iva Slocum; sisters: Henry Belle Robertson; Willie “Bill” Anderson; Margaret Iva Day and; Doris Mae Polley. She is survived by sister Bonnie McMath of Athens; Pierce “Pete” Slocum of Terrell; and brother-in-law Hoyt Morgan of Garland.
Other survivors include nieces and nephews: Jean Willard; Johnnie Mae Pollard; Carolyn Sue Gardner; Richard Anderson; Norma Fish; Linda Cooper; Jack Day; Jimmy Day; Joyce Austin; Margaret Beer; Sharon Cessna; Bill Polley; Frank Polley; Roxanne Clow; Michael Slocum; Perry Tongate; Stewart Slocum; James Douglas Morgan, and many Slocum and Morgan great nieces and nephews.
Family visitation will be at her home Thursday, October 25th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Services will be Friday, October 26th at 1:00 PM in the Morgan Chapel at Orchard Hills Baptist Church, 3001 Saturn Rd, Garland, TX, the Reverend Dickson Rial officiating. Interment will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City, TX following the service. Pallbearers will be: Dean Clow, Stewart Slocum, Bruce Moore, Bill Polley, Billy Polley, Jimmie Huckeba, and Doug Morgan, Honorary Pallbearer.
Roxie was grateful for the family, friends and caregivers who enriched her life in her later years. Her kindness, gentleness, and exquisite sense of style will be missed by all who loved her.
Flowers accepted at R.W. Owens Funeral Home, 200 Santa Fe Street, Wolfe City, TX, 903-496-2331.
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM TBD
1:00 PM Orchard Hills Baptist Church
3001 Saturn Rd
Garland, Tx 75041
3:30 PM Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Wolfe City, Texas 75496