Carla Jean Morrison


Carla Jean Morrison, 37, left this earth for her heavenly home Tuesday, May 15. She was surrounded by many family and friends that loved her.

Carla was born August 6, 1980, in West Helena, Arkansas to Vance and Joyce Satterfield.

She was the youngest of five girls.

Carla spent her younger years in Stamps, Arkansas. In 1990, her family moved to Lexa, Arkansas where she graduated from Barton High School in 1998. She then received an Associate’s Degree and certification as an x-ray technician from Tyler Junior College. Her career began at Texas Oncology, where she worked for 11 years.

Carla later married Benji Morrison. Together they enjoyed serving the youth group at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. They would have celebrated their 11th anniversary on May 27.

With her family by her side, Carla fought a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer, Leiomyosarcoma. Throughout her struggle, she maintained an unwavering faith and love for her Savior. Her gift of joy was shown through her constant smile and her servant heart.

Known for her ease in frequent conversation, some may be surprised to learn of the extreme shyness of her childhood. Even as a child she possessed a contagious smile and a gentle spirit. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant love and faith. She will live on in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

Carla was preceded in death by her father, Vance Satterfield, and two precious babies Parker and Lauren.

Carla is survived by her spouse Benji Morrison of Whitehouse; her handsome sons Zach and Zane; her beautiful daughter Zana; her mother Joyce Satterfield; her sisters Renee Lindsey, Christy Fitzwater (Rick), Delores Parks (Tommy), and Angela Chaney (Brad); numerous nieces and nephews; parents-in-law Donny and Kathy Morrison; sister-in-law Autumn Hanson (Eddie); and loving companions Kaylee, Bevo, Angel, Stormy and Jennie Kitty.

The Celebration of Life service was Saturday, May 19.

The family would like to THANK the doctors and staff at MD Anderson and Tyler Cancer Center for the excellent care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to either Christ-centered Abortion Recovery & Education (CARE), PO Box 6545 Tyler, TX 75711,, or American Cancer Society,

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