Ovie Gertrude Morgan, age 79 of Hermitage, Tennessee and formerly of Lafayette, Tennessee passed away on Sunday afternoon, June 24, 2012 at Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon. Funeral Services for Ovie Gertrude Morgan were conducted on Tuesday, June 26 at 3 p.m. from the Enon Missionary Baptist Church with Elder J. E. Shoulders officiating. Serving as Pallbearers were, Robert Dunn, Darrin Roger, Billy King, Gary Lawson, Jeff Coleman, and Troy Coleman. Interment followed in the Enon Cemetery.
Ovie Gertrude Morgan was born October 19, 1932 to the late Carlos Roosevelt Biles and Hattie Adams Biles. She grew up on a farm in the Enon Community of Macon County, Tennessee.
Gertrude was married to Goree Welch Morgan, better known as “G.W.”. They made a home and raised two daughters. Gertrude loved raising her girls and taking care of their home. She looked forward every year when it was time to work in her garden and start canning. In 1989 Gertrude lost the love of her life, when G.W. passed away.
Besides her husband and parents; daughter, Carolyn Morgan Soens, sons-in-law, Thomas R. Soens and Jimmy Baker, and brother -in-law, Herman Rush also preceded her in death.
She always made everyone feel welcome at her house. Gertrude cherished the time she shared with her family and especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Gertrude loved visiting friends and going to family gatherings. Gertrude had a big heart and was always ready to help anyone that was in need. She also had a great love for animals, and enjoyed caring for them.
Gertrude was a collector of frog trinkets and Gertrude’s favorite food was deep fried turkey.
She was saved as a young lady and enjoyed going to church. Gertrude joined Enon Missionary Baptist Church, where she remained a member.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Gertrude is survived by: Daughter, Cathey Baker of Mt. Juliet, TN, Sister, Glenna Rush of Gamaliel, KY, Grandchildren, Robert (Cathey) Dunn of Lebanon, TN, Natasha (Darrin) Rogers of Mt. Juliet, TN, Charity Keith of Kansas, Elizabeth Dunn, and Donald (B. J.) Dunn all of Lebanon, TN, Great Grandchildren, Carolyn Dunn of Lebanon, TN, Jeffrey (Brandy) Leeman of North Carolina, Jennifer Leeman of Murfreesboro, TN, Adrianna Payton of Huntsville, AL, Cody Keith of Mt. Juliet, TN, several other Great Grandchildren also survive, and Special Neighbors, Charlotte and Jerry Powell.