2024ObituariesGilda Fay Pritchard Morrison

May 21, 2024by SealeUser4

Our beloved matriarch and the rock of our family Gilda Fay Pritchard Morrison, 91, went into the arms of Jesus on May 20th, 2024 at her home in Denham Springs. “Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Proverbs 31:28-29. Fay was born on October 28th, 1932 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana and was a proud graduate of Istrouma High School Class of 1951. She married the love of her life Ed Morrison and moved to Virginia where she became a mother and a navy wife. In October 1952 Fay and Ed returned to Louisiana and settled down in Baton Rouge and Fay went to work as a hairdresser. She owned a beauty shop for 17 years where she made several lifelong friends. Later she retired from Blue Cross where she spent 25 years working in many departments and completed her career as a corporate training coordinator. She was the President of the local Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. Fay was a wonderful mother and succeeded in life through raising 3 boys and operating 2 family businesses with her husband of 62 years. Aside from her own career she served as the backbone of JM Test Systems owned and operated by her husband Ed for over 30 years before it was passed down to her sons. Fay was also a great cook and made the best lemon meringue pie, banana pudding, and blueberry cobbler on earth! Fay was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother known to her dearest grands as Memaw. She was a strong woman of faith and active member of Hebron Baptist Church for 46 years where she served in many ministries from teaching Sunday school to hosting bible studies and volunteering for numerous church events. She loved life, traveling, experiencing new places and most importantly spending time with family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all.

She is survived by her three loving sons, Cliff Morrison, wife Sandy, Jace Morrison, Scott Morrison, wife Cindy; beloved grandchildren, Brad Morrison, wife Jennifer, Jennifer Morrison Weber, husband Micah, Bryan Morrison, wife Jodi, Amber Morrison, Brittany Morrison, and Ashley Bennett Shilling; cherished great-grandchildren, Taylor, Gavin, Ella, Carson, Harper, Hallie, Cameron, and Finn; sister-in-laws, Sandy Pritchard, Judy Mathes, husband David, Jeanne Adamson, Marilyn Morrison; brother-in-laws, Charles “Sonny” Newson and Alton Sziber; extended family, Shawn Lantier and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Morrison, Jr.; parents, Kevlin “Ted” Clifford Pritchard and Ruby Thomas Pritchard; sister, Shirley Callender, husband Jimmy; brother, Merlin Pritchard; brother and sister-in-laws, Edison “Boog” & Maxine Morrison, Bill & Marie “Tea” Hershey, Art & Ruth “Skay” Frazier, JL & Janice Morrison, Frank Morrison, Phyllis Newsom, Patricia Sziber; and many other dear friends and extended family.

Visitation will be on Saturday, May 25th, 2024 from 9 am to 12 pm at Hebron Baptist Church, 24063 LA Hwy 16, Denham Springs, LA 70726. Services will begin at 12 pm, conducted by Pastor Travis Cronan. She will be laid to eternal rest at Evergreen Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Fay’s caregivers DeeDee, Za’Myiah, Nikki, Armani, Patricia and longtime physician Dr. West. A special thanks to Kathy Abadie whose support over the last 2 years was invaluable.




  • Cynthia Wilkinson

    May 25, 2024 at 6:04 pm

    To all of Fay’s family,
    I am so saddened to learn of Fay’s passing and pray for God’s peace and comfort for all of her loved ones at this very sad time. Please know that so many of Fay’s work family will always have the very fondest memories of her. Although we never worked directly together, Fay and I had become dear friends and tried to have coffee together several times a week before her retirement, just to keep in touch. May you feel the prayers coming your way in hopes they will help to provide comfort as you mourn Fay’s loss. You were blessed to have such a fine lady as your family matriarch, and I was blessed to have her as my friend.


  • Ann Stevens Adams

    May 23, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    I worked with Fay at Blue Cross in the 1970. She was indeed a very beautiful and caring woman and I was blessed to be her friend!
    Prayers of comfort and healing for all of her family.


  • Chaplain Rev. Jimmy Womack

    May 23, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    Our deepest condolences and sympathies to your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. The loss of a loved one is never easy know that we are with you through the grief journey. May the peace of God be with your family. May God Bless and comfort you all. God Bless, The Cardinal Hospice family.


  • Nadine Spruell

    May 21, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    My heart goes out to you in the loss of your precious Mom and my dear friend. During this difficult time, I pray God will give you his comfort and peace and keep you very close to him. Your mother’s life was a true blessing, and her memory will forever be a source of inspiration. My love is with all of you.


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