Gerald Crenshaw Morton Morgan

Published 5:17 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Gerald “Gerry” Crenshaw Morton Morgan, 78, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at her home in Auburn, Ala., after a brief illness.   There was a graveside service at the Crenshaw Family Cemetery on Ridge Road near Greenville, Ala., at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, with Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home directing, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Greenville, Ala.  A reception at the church followed the service.

Gerry was predeceased by her parents, Anselm Herbert Morton Jr. of Montgomery, Ala., and Clara Geraldine Crenshaw of the Ridge.  She is survived by her husband, Royden Gillis Morgan, of Auburn, Ala.; daughter, Marian Crenshaw Austin, United Kingdom; brother, Anselm Herbert Morton (Linda) of the Ridge, Greenville, Ala.; niece, Caroline Morton Huffman (Dane) of Raleigh, N.C.; nephew, Anselm Herbert Morton IV, Snellville, Ga.; stepmother, Magdalene Eck Morton, Montgomery, Ala.; half-sister, Elizabeth Morton Eisenworth, Montgomery, Ala., half-brother, John Eugene Morton of Arizona and numerous cousins.  Gerry is also survived by Gillis’ family, including daughter, Kathleen Morgan Alfrey (Timothy) of Atlanta; son, Greg Morgan of Tuscaloosa and granddaughter, Addison Alfrey.

The family would like to express appreciation to her wonderful caregivers, especially Freesia Pitts, Connie Cook and Geraldine.

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Gerry was a proud graduate of The University of Alabama where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.   She was named Outstanding Woman Graduate of the journalism school the year of her graduation.  Gerry was known for her intellect, wit, stimulating conversation and her interests in reading, writing, gardening, cooking and family history.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerry’s memory to St. Thomas Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 210 Church Street, Greenville, AL  36037.