Marion Joy Harrison was born on Oct. 13, 1926 to Sigmund and Lillie Mae Harrison in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was full of spunk and tenacity from the very beginning. Her beautiful blonde hair, wonderful sense of style and electrifying smile lit up any room she entered.

While attending the University of Texas, she meet Eugene Rogers, got married and had her daughter, Marion Lynn. After becoming a young widow and single Mom, she began working at the Texas State Capital in Austin. Here she met Ellis F. Morris. They married, moved to Houston and had two sons, Ellis F. “Buzz” Morris and David Harrison Morris. Here they raised their family.

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