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1SG Donna Jean Morris, U.S. Army, ret

March 30, 1956 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 66)


Donna J. Morris, age 66, Kempner, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Viss Family Funeral Home, 1614 S. FM 116, Copperas Cove with inurnment and full military honors immediately following at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas. The Memorial Service for Donna Morris will be live-streamed on the Viss Family Funeral Home Facebook page

Donna was born on March 30, 1956, in Chicago, IL to the late Mary Jane Loomis. She graduated from high school in Lincoln, NE in 1974. Donna joined the United States Army and proudly served for 21 years. She earned the rank of E8. Donna served in the Army and received the following award, six MSM Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Accommodations Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, a National Defense Service Medal for her time served during desert storm, a Non-Commissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon, an Overseas Service Ribbon, an Army Service Ribbon, as well as an Expert Marksmanship and Sharpshooter Awards.  

After her time with the Army, she earned her Master’s Degree and loved being an Assistant Professor at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor where she taught Multi-Media & Information for 18 years. One of Donna’s biggest accomplishments while at UMHB was creating the Disney Internship program. 

When she was serving others, she loved painting, playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren. Of course, Fox News was always on in the background. 

Donna was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Jane Loomis and mother-in-law, Catherine Ingles Morris.

Donna is survived by her; son, Phillip Morris; daughter, Teresa Morris; one brother, Howard Loomis; and five grandchildren, Demetrius, Mason, Maxwell, Jordynn, and Camden. Donna also leaves behind friends all over the world through her time in the Army and working at UMHB.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the U.S. Army Women's Foundation.

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Funeral Service


Memorial Service
April 28, 2022

11:00 AM
at Viss Family Funeral H (ve, Te)

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
April 28, 2022

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery


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