Evelyn Lorraine Morton was born on December 13, 1947 in St. Louis, MO to the union of the late Louis Morton, Sr and Ernestine Grace Robinson-Morton. She was the oldest and shortest of their eight children.
She was educated in the St. Louis Public school system. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1966. She graduated from O’Fallon Tech School of Nursing, becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at City#1 Hospital until the hospital closed. She worked in the clinics until she retired. She loved taking care of people.
In courtship with Sammie Stevenson, Sr, produced her only girl and boy, Nadine Anne and Samuel Job.
She was a volunteer nurse and a coach for the Royal Knights Association. She loved all the kids and they loved and respected her. They called her ‘Sarg’.
She confessed her life to God and Jesus Christ at an early age. She attended Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church until she became ill.
Her mom, Ernestine Grace Morton, departed this life on February 16, 1988. Her first born nephew, Dara Morton, preceded her in death on February 17, 2021. Her grandfather, Jack Morton, Sr departed this life on July 13, 1983 at 5:19am. She fell asleep in death on July 13, 2021 at 3:43 am.
She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted daughter and son, Nadine and Sam; 2 granddaughters, Devan Lorraine-Grace and Samara Desiree; 4 sisters, Trudy, Jeanette, Annette (Claude), and Sharon (Michael); 3 brothers, Louis Jr (Cheryl), Johnnie, and Demetrius; her dear friends Joan Dandridge and Dr. Elizabeth Tracy; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Scriptures She Pondered On
(18) May people know that You, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.
(6) Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; (7) and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.
(6) Jesus said to him: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10
(5) For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten. (10) Whatever your hand finds to do, do with all your might, for there is no work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the Grave, where you are going.
(15) And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous.
(28) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice (29) and come out, those who did good things to resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgement.
Words will never be able to express our sincere appreciation for your overwhelming courtesies and thoughtful kindly deeds. Your heart reached out and opened like a rose-departing beautiful pedals of compassion, care and concern. Our family will forever be grateful for the unspeakable joy and happiness exhibited by your love.
With heartfelt gratitude
The Morton Family