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Obituary

On Sunday, February 22, 2009 Fannie Patricia Morris, the beloved


daughter of the late James and Priscilla Mae Morris of Washington, DC
was suddenly called home to be with the Lord.

Fannie was affectionately known to her family and friends as


“Tricianne”. She was educated by the District of Columbia Public
School System. Fannie retired from PSI where she worked for many
years with mentally challenged adults.

Fannie was an exceptional sister, mother, and grandmother. She would


have words of encouragement and good advice whenever you needed it.
She was loving, caring, and very knowledgeable about anything you can
imagine. If you asked her a question, you better believe she had a true
answer whether you wanted to hear it or not. She loved rap music,
especially Tupac Shakur’s “Picture Me Rollin”. Her love for her family
was most important to her. Her main goals in life were to raise her
family and keep us all together.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Denver Rucker, and
her daughter, Melva Tamarsha Morris. She leaves to cherish her
memory her children Michael, Tonya, and Andria Rucker; her sister
Libby Morris and brother James Morris; her grandchildren Nicola and
Derjuan Morris and Shakur Madison. She also leaves behind her great-
granddaughter, Carmen Morris, to whom she refers to as “Her” baby.
Introductory Rite

Blessing of Fannie with Holy Water


Placing of Pall by the Family
Opening Hymn……………………”His Eye Is On the Sparrow”/LDGM #186

Liturgy of the Word


First Reading…………………………………………………………Karla Butler
Job 19:1, 23-27
Responsorial Psalm…………………………………………………..Karla Butler
Psalm 23
Second Reading…………………………………………………Gladys Williams
Romans 5:17-21
Gospel………………………………………………………Father Michael Salah
Matthew 11: 25-30
Homily…………………………………………………......Father Michael Salah

Prayer of the Faithful

Liturgy of the Eucharist


Presentation of Gifts……………………………”Precious Lord”/ LDGM #162
Presenters: Michael Rucker, Andria Rucker, Tonya Rucker.
The Lord’s Prayer (recited)
Lamb of God:
Communion Song………………...”Let Us Break Bread Together”/LDGM #135
Prayer ……………………………………………………...Father Michael Salah
Eulogy……………………………………………………Libby Christine Morris
Final Commendation and Song of Farewell

Procession to the Place of Committal


Sending Forth Hymn…………………..”How Great Thou Art”/LDGM # 181
Memories
I Am Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me;
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day


To laugh, to love, to work or play;
Task left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,


Then fill it with remembered joy;
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I, too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,


I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief


Don’t lengthen it now with undo grief;
Lift up your heart and share with me;
God wanted me now, he set me free.

Pallbearers Flower Bearers


Friends and Family Friends and Family

Arrangements by:
Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.
Washington, DC

* The family be receiving visitors and friends at


3394 Curtis Drive, T3 ~ Temple Hills, MD