Heather Morrison, 45, died Wednesday, Dec. 15. She was a proud and active member in the LGBT community and a member of the Cathedral of Hope where she had served as the facilities and operations manager for many years. She also played in the CoH orchestra, where her amazing talent on the trumpet could be heard on many solo occasions. Additionally, Morrison was very proud to serve as the assistant conductor and the director of Jazzful Noise.
She carried her passion for music to her next position at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where she had recently been promoted to security supervisor. Morrison started a choir and within the first few months, she had 60-plus members who loved and admired her. She was also loved by the hospital staff.
While Morrison was at the hospital, a high level administrator paying respects said, ”If we had a vote on the favorite employee, out of the 6,000, Heather would win!”
Texas Health Resources has officially renamed the choir to The Heather Morrison THR Choir. She was so loved by THR that they have honored her with an engraved brick in the THR Memorial Garden.
Morrison’s life will be celebrated in a service at her home church, Cathedral of Hope. It will be a service filled with the music that she so loved and used as a platform to share her love of life and her love of God. A date has not been set at this time. For information, e-mail CelebrateHeather@ gmail.com.
Also at this service, in honor of Morrison, Donald D. Campbell, the funeral director and assistant funeral home manager at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington, will participate. He can be reached at 817-804-2423 or Donald.firstname.lastname@example.org. He has been a blessing and a fount of information in this difficult time. Information important to the final wishes of our loved ones will be available as well as notaries. If you would like to receive an e-mail copy of these documents to have ready to be notarized, please e-mail CelebrateHeather@ gmail.com with the subject line “Legacy.” The family hopes it will be one of Morrison’s legacies, that wishes be honored and loved ones be acknowledged.
Morrison was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Aaron Morrison; and grandparents, John and Mary Mitchell and Charles and Mary Morrison.
She is survived by her loving partner, Annabelle Bowden and step-son Christian Bowden; her mother, Jane Mitchell Morrison; brother, Matthew James Morrison and wife, Tina; sister, Kelli Ann Fredericksen and husband, Donovan; nieces and nephews, Chris, Andrew and Lauren Fredericksen, Ally and Lee Morrison and Chrysse Morrison Leach; one great-nephew, Jamie Leach; numerous loving members of her family of choice and many, many friends.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 24, 2010.