Commissioner Louise Morris Promoted to Glory

Commissioner Louise Morris was Promoted to Glory Sept. 19 from Emory University hospital in Atlanta, surrounded by her family. She and her husband, the late Commissioner Ted Morris, served as Salvation Army officers in the Southern Territory for many years and as territorial leaders in Japan.

Commissioners Ted and Louise Morris married Nov. 1, 1957, and served in corps appointments in Texas and Georgia and on divisional staffs in Maryland-West Virginia, Kentucky-Tennessee and Texas. In 1961, they were called to overseas service and went to Japan, where they served for more than 20 years in what would become their adopted homeland. Their appointments there included the training college and territorial headquarters and eventually as territorial leaders.

The Morrises retired Sept. 30, 1998, and made their home in Atlanta, where they continued their long ministry by providing pastoral care to Salvation Army officers.

Born Aug. 1, 1932, in Beckley, West Virginia, Commissioner Louise Morris was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Reba Holmes, and her beloved husband, Ted, Jr. She is survived by sons Major Ted III (Pamala), Major Ken (Connie) and Lt. Colonel Stephen (Wendy) Morris; grandchildren Jordan (Erica), Luke (Satyn), Anna, Tom (Victoria), David, Angela and Andrew; and great-grandchildren Paige, Leon, Riley and Aaryn.

The funeral service will be held at the Atlanta Temple Corps Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. Visitation will take place just prior to the service, beginning at 9 a.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration is required at