Mrs. Mary Francis “Pup” Morgan, 85, of Reidsville, died peacefully in her home Sunday, November 20, 2022, under the care of her daughter Phyllis, granddaughter Agie, niece Kym, and GHC Hospice. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Aline with Mr. Ronnie Sikes officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were Travis Griffin, Garrett Wilcox, Steve Williams, Vernon Ownbey, David Cole, Ben Anderson, Dawda Njie, Jesse Rawlins, Kerry Sowell, Robert Cass and Ray Bryant.
Pup was born August 22, 1937, in Stillmore, to Agie Sutton and Marie Hammock Sutton. She grew up in Stillmore where she and her six siblings had a great life on her parents’ little farm. Pup met the love of her life in Stillmore – a man by the name of Sonny Morgan. She ran Metter High School for many years as the secretary and ordained “disciplinary”. Big Sonny, Phyllis, and Little Sonny were told on many occasions that if it was not for Pup, they would not have completed high school – whether they needed a pat on the back or a swat on the…!!! Her greatest mission in life was her daughter, Penny. Whether it was getting her ready on Friday nights for Metter High School Marching Band as the Drum Major or helping her understand life, she was Penny’s number one advocate. Pup was a great listener to everyone, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved watching the Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Morgan is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesse “Big Sonny” Morgan, Jr.; and daughter, Penny Morgan.
Survivors include her son, Sonny Morgan (Barbie) of Oak Park; daughter, Phyllis Anderson (James) of Reidsville; grandchildren, Kelci Anderson (Samantha), Jesse Rawlins, Agie Anderson, Blythe Morgan (Robert), Ben Anderson (Ariel), Allie Anderson (Chantrice), and Dawda Njie (Brittni); sister, Jenny Sowell; brother-in-law, Gale Cole; three great-grandchildren, Macie, Makensley, and William Rawlins; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics Georgia, 6046 Financial Road, Norcross, GA 30071.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.