Linda Lou Morrison, age 75 of Copperas Cove, went on to be with her Lord and Savior, on the evening of October 5, 2022, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Viss Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 3:00 pm at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Linda was born on August 15, 1947, in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Ellis Blanton and Fayetta Gillespie Blanton. She grew up a coal miner’s daughter in Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. They also lived in Detroit and the surrounding Louisville area. Linda attended Doss High School. After leaving high school she attended and completed beauty school. She, at the age of 18, met her husband and they were married just three weeks later, on March 26, 1968, in Louisville, KY, just prior to him leaving the country to fight in the Vietnam War, where he served five tours. She served her Country as a military spouse for 20 years. Together they had 4 sons, Joseph Todd, Jacob Travis, Joshua Trever, and Jeremiah Tanor, which she raised mostly single-handedly moving around the world following dad wherever the Army sent them. After leaving military life, they lived in Indiana for a short time before throwing a dart at a map and moving to Texas where they lived for the past 35 years. She had an unmatched love of children, and that love fueled her career choices as she served her communities. She directed many daycares and served as a teacher for several facilities and school districts. She was a devoted wife of 51 years and an outstanding mother who sternly stood behind her kids and grandkids which were her ultimate passions, as well as her church. She was a born-again Christian and a devoted member of Robertson Avenue Baptist Church in Copperas Cove. She became very active in politics and in her local Republican party. Mom loved God, and her family, and she loved life. She enjoyed reading, history, and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Joseph Morrison; 2 sons, Jacob Morrison, and Jeremiah Morrison; her parents, Ellis, and Fayetta Blanton; her sister Kathy Forden; three brothers, Timothy Blanton, Jack Blanton, and Ellis Blanton.
Linda is survived by, two sons, Joseph Morrison (Pam); Rev. Joshua Morrison (Betsy); six grandchildren, Jesika Graff (Reed), Joseph Morrison, Joshua Morrison, Jordan Morrison, Jude Morrison, and Johnathan Morrison; one great-grandchild, Rowan Graff; two sisters, Judy Willett (Mike), Kimberley Hudgins (David) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
In lieu of flowers please consider a monetary donation to the family of Linda Morrison.