Louisa Bonner (affectionately known as Bonnie, by lifelong friends) Morris was born April 7, 1927 to Broaden and Louise Bonner and was their only child. Louisa grew up in Mt. Auburn, and graduated from Walnut Hills High School. She played the piano and sang in her church (1st Baptist Church of Walnut Hills) choir for many years.
Louisa always gracefully wore her ladylike lifestyle, enhanced by her years of training at alma mater Bennett College. She also attended the University of Cincinnati to work toward on her Master’s in Education. She crossed the sands to become a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, in the Sigma Omega chapter. Even when she became inactive in her later years, she was still a loyal AKA!
God sent Fredward Morris to find Louisa’s heart, and they were married on January 13, 1951. They lived in Avondale until they built their home in Wyoming, Ohio in 1966. They remained lovingly married and inseparable for 63 years, until Fred was called to glory on January 27, 2014. Fred and Louisa had one child, Angela Louise Morris, on December 25, 1956. She gave them two amazing grandchildren and five fantastic great-grandchildren to spoil!
Louisa was a first grade teacher at Washburn Elementary School for 31 years. She retired to continue helping children by teaching reading at Taft Elementary School for several years. Louisa was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma society for women educators.
Louisa loved to bowl she used to say, “should I get a strike?”, and then throw one! She also loved to knit and play bridge. She was a lifelong member of her bridge group of dear friends, called Les Chezettes, of which she and close friend Louise Payne were the last remaining members. Louisa also volunteered with Meals on Wheels, delivering meals at Maple Knoll for several years.
Louisa was that person who lived the Biblical guidance to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “love your enemies”. She never raised her voice or showed anger, yet she was always heard, respected, and revered. While not opinionated, she was very knowledgeable. Her favorite phrase was “I know”. Louisa’s is a legacy of love, which she sends to all.
Louisa leaves to remember and follow her words of wisdom: daughter Angela Louise Morris Roberts, grandchildren Dion Dici (Alexandria) Thornton and Desire’ Louise (Terry) Morris, great grandchildren Dion Thornton, Jada Thornton, Thaiye’, Ta’Marisan, and Tatum Ward, Laini, Jaden, and Kennedy Hamilton, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.