2022ObituariesZola Mae Howard Morris

March 20, 2022by SealeUser5

January 3, 1934 ~ March 18, 2022

Zola Mae Howard Shepard Morris, 88, went home to be with the Lord on March 18, 2022. Zola was born on January 3, 1934 in Jackson, KY to Nannie Bell and William Hubert Howard. Zola dedicated her time to helping the elderly, children and those in need. She would want to be remembered as a protector. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Rick and Cheryl Shepard, Keith and Nina Shepard, Cheryl Richardson, Jeff Baut, Robert and Kim Baut; grandchildren, Jason Shepard, Kassandra Holiday, Micol Roberts, Randi Lynn Roberts, Christopher Baut, and Evan Baut; numerous great-grandchildren that gave her so much joy; siblings Juanita Hurley and Roger Cundiff; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gretchen; parents, Nannie Bell and William Hubert Howard; and siblings, Fred Howard, Paul Howard, and Laura Barnett. We would like to especially thank Elizabeth with Audubon Home Health, who’s help and concern for our mom was above and beyond. We will enjoy a celebration of life with family and friends at a later date. At that time, we will spread her ashes to rest in peace with her parents.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  Proverbs 31:8-9




  • Patsy Barnett Schrage

    January 4, 2023 at 12:09 am

    Aunt Zola was the best as we had a special bond and miss her dearly. Thoughts & prayers go out to all the family.


  • Sheila

    March 28, 2022 at 1:15 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with all that loved my Aunt. Her heart truly reflected God’s love and in doing so, she touched many and impacted the world around her. For me, she always
    embodied strength and courage — and unwavering love for her children. I will miss her.

    I know that she had a warm greeting in Heaven and that my Grandmother gave her a big hug… almost as big at the one her savior gave her.


  • Gail Graham

    March 27, 2022 at 12:25 am

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother, and friend. Love, Aunt Gail


  • Patricia Easterday

    March 27, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Zola Mae Howard was my cousin. I remember her mother, father brothers and sister better than her. I was six years old when we lived near them.
    If she was anything like her siblings or parents she was a wonderful person! Wish I had talked with her while she was still here.
    God’s Blessings to all her family and friends! I am so sorry.


  • Rhonda

    March 26, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Dear Robert, Kim, and all of the family – may God comfort you during this sorrowful time. She blessed a lot of people, and she will be dearly missed and always remembered by her family and friends. Love to all of you.


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