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Shirley Morton

March 28, 1938 — December 31, 2023

Shirley Morton

Shirley Morton, age 85, passed away in Graham, Texas on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Moore Rose Funeral Home in Floydada, Texas. Shirley will be laid to rest next to her husband, Raymond Morton, in a private ceremony at Floyd County Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the First Baptist Church of Floydada. 

Shirley was born on March 28, 1938 in Graham, Texas to J. D. and Gladys (McCann) Orr. She married Raymond Morton in Graham on August 25, 1956.

Shirley spent the majority of her career working  42 years for Lighthouse Electric Cooperative in Floydada. She loved traveling, shopping, watching sports on TV, and eating out with friends. She was a very generous and giving person, as she served as a Sunday school teacher, took meals to those in need, served as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, and was a member of the 1950 Study Club. She also demonstrated her generosity by organizing retirement parties, holiday parties, and other work events at Lighthouse Electric. Shirley always had a smile and a heart for giving to those within her community. 

But to Shirley, family was everything! So many hours were spent attending her grandkids’ school events, dance recitals, ball games, and band concerts. She cherished family trips and get togethers and was always there to lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Her life was truly a model of a servant’s heart! 

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Melinda Turner and husband Kelly of Lubbock, and Julie Ellison and husband Craig of Graham: grandchildren, Alison Turner, Kyler Ellison and wife Shelby, Konner Ellison and wife Emylee; and Avery Willis and husband Lee; great grandchildren, Karson, Dallas, Kamreigh, Kreyton, Holden, and Kohen; brother in law, Jim House; and sister in law Betty Morton.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Morton; parents, J.D. and Gladys Orr; sister, Sandra House; and nephew, Lance House.

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