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Bonnell Layton Hilliard Morris

Posted By Hall-Wynne On September 16, 2016 @ 10:54 am In Durham,Obituaries | 6 Comments

Mrs. Bonnell Layton Hilliard Morris, 87, died Thursday morning at Duke University Medical Center.

Mrs. Morris was born and raised in Durham, NC, to the late Charlie P. and Hattie Horne Layton. She graduated from Bragtown High School. She married Charles C. Hilliard in 1946, whom preceded her in death in 1960. In 1963, she married William B. Morris, whom preceded her in death in 2009. She was employed with Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a supervisor, retiring after 37 years of service. Mrs. Morris enjoyed traveling, line dancing, and square dancing, and belonged to the Red Hat Society. She was an active member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Golden Roses Senior Group.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley G. Hilliard of Durham, Keith A. Hilliard and his wife, Judy, of Durham; daughter, Tricia M. Stillman, and her husband, Warren, of Wake Forest; grandson, Ethan P. Norman; and step-grandchildren, Brandy Grzybowski and Ashley Stillman.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Jeff McCarthy along with guest speaker Pastor James W. O’Hara (retired). Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive visitors Monday afternoon, from 5-7pm at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main Street, Durham, and at the home after the service on Tuesday at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Rose of Sharon Nursery Fund, in memory of Bonnie Morris, Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, 4109 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27712 or online at www.rosbc.org.

Mrs. Morris’ family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be submitted at www.hallwynne.com.


Condolences for the family of “Bonnell Layton Hilliard Morris”

Condolence from Emily Patterson on September 16th, 2016 11:33 am

Tricia, So sorry to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of your mother. Thoughts – Prayers – Love. Emily Patterson

Condolence from kevin mitche on September 16th, 2016 12:03 pm

Sorry for your loss, may the grace of god be with you all. Are thoughts and prayers are with you.
l god bless.

Condolence from Gil Long on September 17th, 2016 8:29 am

Bonnie was such a wonderful person. She will be missed.
I’m so thankful to have shared with her 20 of her 37 years at BCBSNC.

Condolence from Darlene Keck Warren on September 17th, 2016 10:44 pm

Bonnie was such a great person! She was my supervisor the first eight years of my employment at BCBSNC. Loved and respected her! My thoughts and prayers are with her family!

Condolence from The McCarsons on September 18th, 2016 4:58 pm

Our whole family regrets we cannot be present for the funeral! Bonnie was a joy to be around and a great example of a Chritian woman. Blessings and prayers to all of the family.

Condolence from Yvonne Cash Lorichon on October 9th, 2016 7:42 pm

Much to my dismay, I just found this notice regarding Bonnie.
Bonnie was such a sweet person. She was smart and always said what was on her mind. It was my pleasure to have known her and work with her at BCBSNC.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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