Vada Karlene Morris

March 6, 1949 ~ June 15, 2016

Vada Karlene Morris, 67, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at a local health care facility from a brief illness.


Karlene was born in Lake Charles, LA. on March 6, 1949, to Virgil William and Mary Ann Talbott. She had many loves in her life, that included spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, fishing and cooking.


She loved to teach and spent 37 years teaching special needs children in Beauregard, Vernon and Calcasieu Parishes. Karlene was a great woman of faith. She was a graduate from Sam Houston High School and McNeese State University.


She is preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Michael John Morris; father, Virgil William Talbott; 2 brothers, Jody Herbert and William Lyle Talbott.


Those left to mourn her loss and cherish her memories are her husband, Donald Ray “Don” Warren; son, Kevin (Sherrie) Morris; 2 daughters, Kellie Morris Carroll and Karra (Eric) Morris Dronette; Mother, Mary Ann Racca Talbott; 6 step-children, Ava Marie Pelc, Monica Jean Pelc, Donald R. Warren II, Rebecca Warren, Suzanna Mary Warren and Michael David Warren; brother, Rudy Talbott; 4 grandchildren, Austin Carroll, Ethan Dronette, Kallen Dronette and Kenzie Morris; 1 great grandchild, Lucy Fugatt.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11AM Monday June 20, 2016 at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Bro. Michael Shamblin officiating. Interment to follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Woodlawn, LA. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday June 19, 2016 at Johnson Funeral Home from 2PM till 8PM and again on Monday, at the church, from 9AM till time of service.

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  1. Karlene was a beautiful soul on both the outside and inside. I will cherish fond childhood memories of her and her family and she will be greatly missed.

  2. I'm so sadden by the lose of Mrs. Karlene. I love her so much. She was an amazing woman and friend. She was an amazing teacher. She will always hold a place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. GOD bless y'all. REST IN PEACE sweet lady. Love Tammy Pousson

  3. MORRIS Family, I am sorry to your loss. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort your family and friends, today and always.

  4. My condolences to the family of Karlene Morris. I know you will miss her. She was my first friend when we attended Emmanual Baptist Church. Rest well, my friend.

  5. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you a Peace that passes all understanding.

  6. So sad to see another friend & classmate to leave us. We know she is in a much better place now. Prayers to all her family.

  7. Ms. Karlene was a beautiful and very special lady who was such a blessing to me in more ways than one. She was a mentor, co-worker, & most of all a wonderful friend. I had the pleasure of working beside her as her paraprofessional at West Leesville Elem. & saw the impact she had on her precious students. Her family was everything to her. My prayers are with her family at this time. I pray the Lord gives you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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