Margaret Ann Aldrich Morris, 68, passed peacefully from this earth on August 27, 2017. She was born June 20, 1949 the daughter of late Louis W. Aldrich and Margaret Neel Aldrich. Margaret Ann is survived by her husband, Lloyd and children Travis Morris of the home, Alysha Prado and son-in-law, Ray Prado, grandson, Leonardo Prado of Hinesville, GA and granddaughter, Alexia Morris of Indian Land, SC. She is also survived by her brother, Wallace Aldrich and sister-in-law Alta of Belmont and nephews, Robert and Scott Aldrich and families, as well as many beloved cousins and special nursing friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Jason Morris.
Margaret Ann grew up in the Steele Creek Community of Charlotte, graduating from Olympic High School in 1967 and from Lenoir Rhyne in 1971 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She served as a missionary nurse in Zaire for three years and spoke Tshiluba. As a pediatric R.N. she worked at Presbyterian Hospital, hospitals in the Concord area, Home Health and as a traveling nurse all over the US.
After marrying Lloyd in 1987, the two traveled and participated in many historic reenactments before adopting their three children. They then enjoyed taking the children on many reenactments and numerous vacations all over the world; her family was her passion.
Margaret Ann loved her Lord Jesus Christ above all and loved to sing. She participated in many choirs, a quartet, and did church volunteer work. One of her favorite places was the Blackfeet reservation in NW Montana where she led women’s retreats and was adopted into the family of Elder Eloise England of Heart Butte.
An accomplished and generous cook, she hosted many dinners and reunions for her family, Christmas open house, as well as teas and seasonal parties in her lovely historic home. Her extended family and “Montana Sisters” (who lovingly called her the “Queen Mother”) were special friends and frequent guests in her home.
Margaret Ann was a rare and dearly beloved friend to many and she will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat., Sept 16, 2017 at 2:00 at Mt. Carmel UMC, 2330 Old Salisbury-Concord Rd., Concord. NC. The Rev. Thad Brown will officiate with a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel UMC.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the caregivers of Pruitt Health in Harrisburg, Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis and especially to the Levine-Dickson Hospice House of Huntersville for their loving care of Margaret Ann.
Condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.
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Margaret Ann "Queen Mother" as we fondly referred to her was a true friend sister! A woman of faith, she lived her testimony, always putting others first. Never once during the long battle with her illness did I hear her complain! With her hands lifted high, she always gave God the glory for every day and was satisfied with "His will be done". I miss her terribly and there will always be a spot in my heart that belongs to her. Because of the promise from Jesus, I rejoice knowing I will see her again when we get to heaven. Rest In Peace my sister❤️
Submitted by Phyllis Moody on Sep 14 2017 02:54:22 PM
Lloyd is a longtime friend of over half a century. I've known Margaret Ann since they were married, and my wife and I can say that our lives have been enriched by knowing her. It's impossible to express the feeling of "good-ness" that we constantly felt in her presence. She lived her Faith. She will be much missed.
Submitted by Jay and Deb Callaham on Sep 13 2017 08:59:25 PM
I knew Margaret Ann through re-enacting. Through out every event she attended she was working hard to make it enjoyable for others. Most re-enactments occur during the summer. Ours were in the southern states. We were lucky if it was only 90 degrees. The re-enactment soldiers uniforms were mostly WOOL! Still Margaret Ann was in perpetual motion, cooking authentic food over the campfire, bringing water & often lemonade to the sweating troops and later minding three little ones. She never thought of herself. She always put the needs of others first as her career and volunteer work clearly attests. She understood and lived HIS teachings.
Submitted by Ted Sahlin on Sep 12 2017 08:24:43 PM
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I am attaching some photos of Margaret Ann and her family and friends. She had a rich life and was loved by so so many people. She will be greatly missed.
Submitted by Julie Owens on Sep 9 2017 06:36:38 PM
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