Mary Frances Cloud Morrow died peacefully at her home on September 15, 2022, with her family at her side. Mary lived a long and joy filled life. She was born May 5, 1929, in Monroe, La., to Sarah Elizabeth Cloud and Albert Hadden Cloud, Sr. She grew up in a loving home with her parents, brother, Albert Hadden Cloud, Jr., and sister, Sarah Elizabeth Cannon. She graduated from Ouachita Parish High School and attended Northeast Louisiana University (ULM) in Monroe where she was a cheerleader. She met William I. Morrow (Bill) as a child, then in her senior year of high school they met again and fell in love. The two were married November 14, 1947 and have shared nearly 75 years of wondrous family life together.
Mary and Bill were a loving and devoted couple who raised three children who were loved and cherished. She was a devout Christian who taught her children to love God and rely on the love of Christ our Savior. She was predeceased by her parents, her daughter Judith Anne Morrow Sanders, her son, Thomas Hadden Morrow, as well as her sister Sarah, sister in law Blanche Sibley, brother in law Rodney Cannon, Sr., and sister in law Emily (Biddie) Cloud. Her son, William Robert Morrow, MD resides with his wife Susan in Hot Springs Village, Ar. Mary was a beautiful and immensely talented woman. She proudly claimed “home maker” as her career. She devoted her life to her family by supporting Bill in his career, which involved many relocations across the Southeast, and by meticulous and loving care of their children. She was a loving mother and grandmother who doted on her children and grandchildren. In addition to being a talented homemaker, she was an accomplished artist, seamstress, and interior designer. She had an insatiable appetite for identifying and mastering new pursuits. Her artistic gifts were passed on to her children and grandchildren, two of whom became professional artists.
Mary had a shining personality and a sparkling smile. She was a consummate hostess for many of Bill’s business events and social gatherings. She attended First Presbyterian Church and then Covenant Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of many organizations through the years including the Presbyterian Women, Monroe Garden Club, PEO, and the DAR often serving in leadership roles. She was a fun-loving upbeat person who developed many close and long-standing friendships throughout the country and especially in Monroe. She loved to travel with Bill and her many friends and to visit her children and grandchildren around the country. She leaves to mourn her loss her loving husband Bill, son Bob (Susan), grandchildren William Ross Morrow, Charles David Sanders (Jacqueline), Julia Katherine Sanders, Jessica Rose Morrow, Ryan Thomas Morrow (Ashlee), Patrick William Morrow (Jacqueline), former son in law Michael Holleran (Tamara), brother Albert, brother-in-law Jack Sibley, as well as great grandchildren Jack Morrow, Andrew Morrow, Ethan Mautner, Luke Mautner, Zoe Morrow and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Special love and appreciation go to her many cherished caregivers including Demetrice Dumas and Denise Powell among others. Their love and care contributed greatly to her comfort and to support of Bill and her family. We also thank many doctors and nurses in Monroe for their compassionate care over the years, especially the nurses of St. Francis Home Care, along with the nurses, doctors, and other staff of Louisiana Hospice.
Friends and family may express their condolences at a visitation to be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, 1200 Lamy Lane, Monroe, La. A service of remembrance and witness to the resurrection will be led by Reverend John Mabray at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1901 Milton St. Monroe, La. at 2:00 P.M., Monday, September 19, 2022, followed by interment at Mulhearn Memorial Park. Services are under the direction and care of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center.
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