Funeral services for Shirley Von (Heck ) Morgan, a Centrahoma resident, were held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Coalgate with Pastor Lonnie Smith and Pastor David Boggs officiating, assisted by Sister Paula Carney. Burial was in Centrahoma Cemetery with Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Morgan was born September 14, 1951 to R. L. “Dutch” and Mary Lee (Harris) Heck at Talihina, OK and passed away January 6, 2021 at Ada, OK at the age of 69 years, 3 months and 16 days. She attended Centrahoma School and graduated from Coalgate High School in 1969. In 1982 she graduated from ECU with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in social work. Shirley was a social worker for Coalgate Department of Human Services and retired in 2010. She married Tommy Ray Morgan on October 13, 1969 in Lula, OK. They spent 51 wonderful years together.
Shirley was a member of the Centrahoma Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and taking trips with her Choctaw senior citizen group. Shirley was a member of Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations and was very involved with the Choctaw Senior Citizens. Her greatest joys were going to her grandchildren’s sporting events and traveling many miles with the love of her life, Tommy.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Ray Morgan of Centrahoma; daughters, Renay (Morgan) Foreman of Tupelo, Christy (Morgan) Robinson and husband, Christopher of Coalgate and Sara Leandra Morgan of Ada; grandchildren, Joseph Foreman and fiance’ Madalen Clifford of Coalgate, Seth Foreman of Las Vegas, NV, Luke Foreman of Tupelo, Zayne Davis, Zachary Davis and Morgan Davis, all of Coalgate; siblings, Ricky Loudermilk and husband Dan of Coalgate, Marilyn Kay Morgan and husband Doyle of Ada, Tom Heck and wife Donna of Phillips, Randy Heck of Coalgate; uncle, Jim Harris of Tupelo; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, R. L. “Dutch” and Mary Lee (Harris) Heck; son-in-law, Juan Del Foreman; brother, Hayward Heck and aunt, Jessie Lynch.
Casketbearers were Matthew Morgan, Allen Chapman, Keyvin Heck, Chris Robinson, Bob Andrews and Jerry Daffern. Honorary bearers were Joseph Foreman, Zayne Davis, Seth Foreman, Zachary Davis, Luke Foreman and Morgan Davis.
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