Obituary of Luanna Jane Hemphill Morris
Luanna Jane Hemphill Morris passed away to Heaven on February 8, 2022, following a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Born December 14, 1947, in Plant City, Florida, Luanna was the youngest daughter of four children born to Ruby Lee Jones Hemphill and Harley Huron Hemphill of Opp, Alabama.
Luanna is survived by her husband Jack Morris of almost 31 years, her daughter Stacey Moseley Leahy and her husband
David Leahy and her Grandchildren Eliza Kate Leahy and Harrison Donald Leahy of Burbank, California. A son Stephen Lawton Moseley of Pooler, GA. A son by marriage, Jack A. Morris III, and a daughter by marriage, Dana Morris Chrismon and her husband Robert Chrismon, and two grandchildren Auburn Chrismon Chapman and J. Austin Chrismon along with two great-grandchildren Ayden Chrismon and Wyatt Chrismon all of Hickory, NC. A sister Beverly Hemphill Swanson and husband Ron Swanson of Haines City, Florida. Niece’s and Nephew’s include Stephanie Shuptrine, Chris Shuptrine, Harley Thomlinson, Dania Shores Cossin, Tracie Shores Steinhart, Kimberly Shores Marcum, Kelly Shores Hunter, Jeff Shores, and Daniel Hemphill. Luanna was preceded in death by her sister Yvonne Hemphill Shores of Ocala, FL, and her brother Donald Eugene Hemphill of Plant City, FL.
She leaves a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends who were always entertained by her generous spirit, fun nature, and loyal friendship. If there was one thing Luanna was, that was determined... No matter what the challenge or request, she gave her all to ensure she exceeded all expectations whether for herself or others.
Luanna was an avid Homemaker that challenged even the best professional organizers and interior decorators. Her true heart was being an attentive mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend to everyone she knew. Earlier in life, Luanna was a cheerleader for Plant City High School and a medical assistant for Dr. Juang. She moved to Houston, Texas in 1977 where she was a Homemaker, played on a tennis team, and worked for an upscale boutique, Etui. In 1996, Luanna retired to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina where her husband joined her to operate Morris & Whiteside Galleries and Red Piano Art Gallery.
Living in Hilton Head Island, SC, Luanna was on the Board of Directors of Calibogue Club Association and Baynard Property Owners Association. She was an organizing member of the Majon Group of Calibogue Club and enjoyed her weekly Majon games with “The Girls”.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in the honor of Luanna can be made
Online at GBMresearch.org/donate-now OR
Mail Check: The Glioblastoma Research Organization, 447 Broadway, 2nd-floor #41, New York, NY 10013