Mother Alma Morris, 90, affectionately known to many as The Lemon Cake Lady, was born April 3, 1931, to the late Jake and Mary Jane Troutman in Macon Ga. She was the youngest of 11 children.
Mother Morris attended Hubbard High School in Macon GA. Accepting Christ early in life, she joined Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Musella,GA. There she was baptized in 1942, under the leadership of Rev R.C. Commers.
In 1960 she relocated to Michigan City IN joining Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Later, she found her church home as a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served as a Mother for the rest of her days.
Mother Morris had a heart to serve God and all who crossed her path. Her heart was so big, she never met a stranger. With the same heart, she fed food to family and friends with weekly fish fry’s containing a slice of her legendary lemon cake. She applied the same love to her job, working at the VNA as a Caregiver until she retired at the age of 71.
Mother Morris loved the company of her family, always upholding the tradition of attending the annual Troutman Colbert Family Reunion. The word no was never in her vocabulary when it came to offering a helping hand, whenever you needed her she was there helping in any way she could.
Mother Morris departed this life on August 28th at home surrounded by her family
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September, at Baptist Church 3007 Ohio St. Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at viewing from 11 to 1pm at the Church until time of, with Pastor Allen Briggs Sr., to do Eulogy. Burial to follow at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son Michael K.T Troutman, six brothers; Thomas TJ Troutman, Eddie EJ Troutman, Noah Lee Troutman, James Troutman, Willie Troutman, and Fred Troutman, four sisters; Gloria Troutman, Lena Harris, Laverne Smith, and Eldora Stroud, also honorary family member Michael Bunch.
Mother Morris’ love will continue in the hearts of those she leaves behind, her two children: Reggie (Becky) Lockett, Glenda (James) Mason, her 9 grandchildren: Andre (Jennifer) Lewis, Reggie (Aisha) Lockett Jr., Indianapolis In, La’Tonya Troutman, Raven Troutman, Stacy Johnson, Michigan City IN, Erica Spivey Myrick, Macon GA, D’Angelo Coleman, Locust Grove GA, Carey Smith, Minnesota, Felicia Mitchell, Newnan GA.and , 14 great-grandchildren, Also cherishing her memories is her one sister, Willa Jones of Macon GA , her Special niece: Glemase Stroud, her special nephew:Jerome Stroud, Atlanta GA, special daughter: Betty Grinston, Michigan City, IN, special friend: Floretha Kelly, honorary family member Ed Ruder, Michigan City IN along with a host of family and the many friends she met along her journey in life.
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