Doris Smith Morris

Doris Smith Morris

Doris Smith Morris, of Batesville, departed this life on August 9, 2021.  She was born on December 2, 1943 in Massies Mill, VA and moved to Batesville as a young girl.

One night in 1962 she went to a dance at the Greenwood Community Center.  She met a young man, Henry Morris, and they were devoted to each other for the next 55 years.

Doris worked for many years at Acme Visible Records in Crozet, and then at the University of Virginia Payroll Department.  She was a member of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Pilot Club, loving the servicework and camaraderie she found with her other Pilot ladies.

She was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Batesville and treasured her church family.  She loved to knit caps for the babies at MJ Hospital and was a voracious reader.  She was a second mother to many, and loved no role better than that of a doting grandmother.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Estelle Hendricks Smith and Harry Blanton Smith; her brother, Wilson Smith; and her beloved husband, Henry “Hank” Morris.

She leaves behind a daughter, Deena Hambsch and her husband Karl.  She had one treasured grandchild, Nora, whom she loved beyond all measure.  She is also survived by a large extended family, including much loved sisters-in-law and special nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Doris’ life will be held at a later date.  If so moved, the family asks that donations made in honor of Doris be made to The Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, 29 Stagebridge Rd, Lovingston, VA 22949 or The Holy Cross Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 12, Batesville, VA 22924.


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