PRINCE GEORGE—Mrs. Martha Ashby Wilson Morrison, 92, of Prince George, received her wings on Monday, January 18, 2021.
She was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn. Martha was preceded in death by her father, Van Buren Wilson and her mother Mary Ashby Wilson. Sadly, Martha’s mother passed away too soon in 1937. Her father married Mary Harding Loftin in 1946, who became not only a loving and loyal stepmother to Martha, but a dear friend as well. Along with her parents and stepmother, Martha was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, retired Col. Robert C. Morrison.
Martha was a 1950 graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in English. She was a cheerleader and a sorority sister of the Alpha Omicron Pi.
While there, she met the love of her life, Robert Morrison. After his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1950 they were married and happily remained so for over 68 years. As the devoted wife of a military officer, Martha was privileged to travel throughout Europe and the U.S. Martha and Bob retired to Irvington and resided there for over 38 years. They loved to sail and race as members of the Rappahannock River Yacht Club.
Martha volunteered for over 20 years at Seconds Unlimited, the Rappahannock General Hospital thrift store, and was an active member of the White Stone Woman’s Club. She loved to meet her friends for coffee at The Local and eat with Bob at Willlaby’s Cafe.
Mom enjoyed sitting in her den with coffee and paper and looking out over Carter Creek and watching the boats coming in and out of the creek.
She is survived by her two sons, Jim (Debby, children, Matthew and Rebecca); son, Jack (Nancy, daughters, Callie (Paul), their children, Annabelle, Zac, Jazmyn and Felicity; Haley (Tyler), their children, Milo, Brady and Jason).
Martha is also survived by her dear friend, Erin Dunleavy.
Special thanks and appreciation to mom’s caregivers from Crater Community Hospice, Paige, Tracie, Grace, Father T and Mary for their loving care not only to mom but to Jim and Debby.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Crater Community Hospice, 3916 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805. Well Done. Be thou at Peace. Cremation services have been entrusted to J.T. Morris & Son Funeral Home of Hopewell.