Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Edith Wilson-Morris

Born: 03/26/1918 Died: 04/18/2011 Maiden Name: Wilson Honorific: n/a

Edith E. Wilson-Morris passed away on April 18, 2011, at Ramona Care and Rehabilitation Center in El Monte, Calif. Edith was born on March 26, 1918 to Ray and Ivy Wilson in Celestine. She graduated from Celestine High School and married Bill Albert Morris, who passed away in McAlester on Feb. 3, 1971. Together they had eight children. She retired from Safeway Bakeries and spent her last years traveling, doing senior citizens activities, playing Bingo and cards, watching sports and daning every time the music played. She was baptized and a member at Upland CA Baptist Church. Her mother, Ivy, was an original enrollee of the Choctaw nation and Edith was very proud of her Choctaw heritage. She was preceded in death by her children, Joyce Morris-Corneau, Billy Don Morris, John Morris, Shawn Morris-Cran, Robert (Bobby) Morris and Shannon Morris; grandchildren, John Morris, Doug Criswell and Danny Shepherd; sisters, Marcy Wilson, Betty Wilson-Stone, Juanita Wilson-Smith; and brothers, Richard Wilson and Billy Ray Wilson. She is survived by her children, Wathena Morris-Morrison of El Monte, and Wynaith Morris-Pizzuto of Sun City, Calif.; grandchildren, Keith Criswell of Weatherford, Texas, Lorena Filewood of Fort Worth, Kenneth Criswell of Azle, Texas, Kathryn Hayes of Azle, Richard Morrison II of Duarte, Calif., Michael Morris of Azle, Phillip Pizzuto of Oceanside, Calif., Billy Jo Morris, Allen and Richie Shepherd of Chino Valley, Ariz., Lori Casillas of Sylmar, Calif., Jennifer Morris of Keller, Texas, and April Morris of Los Angeles; 23 great-grandchildren;12 great great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Wilson-Tennant, Marie Wilson-Adair, Pearl Wilson-Tidwell; and brother Ralph Wilson. She also had many nieces and nephews.