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Peggy Brown Morris

1969 - 2021



Peggy Brown Morris departed for heaven on April 1, 2021, at 74 years old.  Peggy grew up in Springfield, TN, reared her children in Clinton, TN, and then moved to Knoxville, TN, where she spent the rest of her life.  Peggy graduated from Carson-Newman with a degree in Home Economics and her first career was being a mom to her children.  As her children grew up, she went back to Carson-Newman and graduated with her Master’s in Education.  She was proud to teach elementary school and most of her career was spent teaching 4th and 5th grades at East LaFollette Elementary and LaFollette Elementary.  She had a passion for teaching reading and English and her students and coworkers alike speak highly of her.  She retired from teaching in 2017.

Peggy’s greatest joy was her family. She was preceded in death by her parents James Porter Jr. and Iva Belle Brown, and her brothers Jerry and John Brown.  Her surviving family includes her husband Steve Morris; her daughters and sons-in-laws: Belle and Kevin Six, Stephanie and Robert Cummins, and Rebecca and Andy Clem; Steve’s daughter and son-in-law: Christy and David Ledford; her brothers and sisters-in-law: James Arthur Brown and Sue Brown, Jerry and Linda Brown; and her sister and brother-in-law Nancye and Gisbert Jaekel. She was blessed with many grandchildren: Chris (Andy) and wife Bree Cummins, Chase (Alex) Cummins, Taylor Six, Porter Clem, and Amber and husband Kevin Barnes.  She was also loved by Max the Dog.

The family will have private services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club literacy initiatives or Together We Rise.

Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club (ORBRC, PO box 4164, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 – please include “for literacy’ on the “for” line)

Together We Rise helping children in foster care (


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Carolyn Boswell

May 17, 2021 10:16 PM

I will never stop missing Peggy. There are no words to express how much her friendship enriched my life. She was gracious and loving and spectacularly witty, often sarcastic but never condescending. I loved her without reservation.

Missy McGinnis

April 6, 2021 8:59 PM

Peggy was always so full of life and zest. I'll sorely miss our banter and "arguments". Her quick wit and sassy attitude were always welcome. Thinking of Steve and the family at this difficult time.

Missy McGinnis 

Karen Smith

April 5, 2021 10:56 AM

We were so sad to learn of Peggy's passing. It was always fun to be with her at book club each month, and the guys liked going out to eat while the girls talked and discussed books. Peggy was always insightful and humorous. Thinking of Steve and the family at this tough time.
Karen and Ed Smith

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April 2, 2021 5:12 PM
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