Worth Denetta Morris

January 3, 1935 ~ July 26, 2019 (age 84)


Mrs. Worth Denetta Morris, 84 of Live Oak, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 26, 2019, at her home. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 3rd, 1935 and had lived in Live Oak since 2000. Mrs. Morris and her husband, Doyle Tryon Morris were longtime residents of Naples, FL. Worth worked in the banking industry for most of her career and loved it. She worked for Barnett Bank, Bank of America, First National Bank of Naples, and Peoples State Bank. She was President of the American Institute of Banking, Naples Chapter for many years. She travelled the United States extensively in this position and loved every minute of it. Worth enjoyed crafting, reading, and spending time with her family. She enjoyed the performing arts and would regularly attend musicals, performances, or ballets. She had a love for old cinema and could tell you specific details of almost every actor in a movie. She was the family historian and loved to share her knowledge with her children and grandchildren. She had a memory as sharp as a tack. She could recall names, birth dates, birth places, and specific details of all her ancestors going back before the civil war. She loved to converse with family and friends regularly. She even mastered her IPad and facetime! She loved to call her grandkids whenever she had the chance to chat. She was kind and loving to everyone she met. She was the glue that held the family together. She touched many lives. She will always be remembered and greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clair Eugene DeVore and Inez Cornelia Belk DeVore and her husband, Doyle Tryon Morris.

Her surviving family includes her children Bunny Motes (Roger), Live Oak, Sonny Norton, Live Oak, Phillip Morris (Nora), Naples, Murray Morris, Naples and Jon Morris, Naples; thirteen grandchildren including, Ashley Houk (Travis), Jacob Motes, Crystal Norton (Jim), Kaitlynn Norton and Kaleb Norton; eleven great-grandchildren including Ava D. Jimenez and Hallie R. Houk.

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