North Myrtle Beach, SC
Bobbie Jean Boatwright Morris, 89, died Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She was born December 9, 1929 in Marion County, SC, a daughter of the late Willie Blue and Rosalie (Brown) Boatwright.
She grew up in Marion, graduating from Marion High School in 1947. She moved to the Grand Strand in 1948, where she married Fred J. Morris, Sr. on Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day of 2019, they enjoyed their 71st wedding anniversary. She was a member of First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, a homemaker, and was former owner and operator of Bobbie’s Beauty Box in the Crescent Beach Section. Bobbie took great pride in caring for, supporting, and loving all her family.
Survivors include 3 children, Fred J. (Debbie) Morris, Jr. of Little River, Glenn Lee (Nancy) Morris of Longs, and Lorraine Hope Hickman of N. Myrtle Beach; 6 grandchildren, Page, Ben (Chelci), and Dillon (Abby) Morris, Jade Hickman Chandler, Brent (Lindsey) Gilbert, and Jamie Gilbert (Nick) Watson; 7 great-grandchildren, Amber, and April Chandler, Madison and Kaylee Gilbert, Grace and JP Watson, and Royce Morris; two brothers, William E. “Billy” Boatwright of Conway and Donald V. (Dollie) Boatwright of Myrtle Beach; and a sister, Nancy B. Herndon of Myrtle Beach. She was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Boatwright Reed and her husband, Bob, and a sister-in-law Leona Boatwright. Special thanks to Myra and JoAnn from Mercy Hospice and a special friend, Betty Williams.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 22, 2019 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home, with Rev. Gene Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Southern Palms Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 12:00-1:00 PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.
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