Brenda Merritt Morton, 65, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Brenda was born in Vance County, NC to the late Roney Wilson and Lena Glenn Merritt on March 9, 1947.
Brenda was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend to anyone that she had the opportunity to come in contact with. She attended Franklinton High School and later retired from The Franklin County Department of Social Services as a receptionist. She loved working with and caring for people. Brenda was a lady who was concerned more about the other people in her life than herself. She was a tremendous part of the community and her presence was felt everywhere. She will be missed by all who knew her!
Brenda is survived by her husband of 48 years, Mike Morton of Franklinton, NC; sons Scott Morton of the home, Dusty Morton and wife Tammy of Louisburg, NC; three grandchildren Cody Morton, Colton Morton and Caleb Morton, brother Earl Thomas Merritt of MD and brother in law Steve Morton. She is also survived by her nieces Kimberly Edwards, Jannelle Pizzola, Manette Osifchin and Trina DeLauter, and two very special friends Linda Grogan and Alicia Pearce. She was preceded in death by her son Michael Todd Morton.
A Funeral Service will be offered 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from The Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 504 E. Mason Street, Franklinton, NC 27525. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 6:00 – 8:00 on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions in Brenda’s name may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The Morton family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton Chapel. Online memorials, www.hallwynne.com select obituaries.