Death Notices


Jerry Ray Morris II
November 26, 1977 – March 27, 2022

Jerry Ray Morris II, age 47 of Jena, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022 surrounded by his family. Jerry loved the great outdoors and spending his free time hunting and fishing. He was well known as being a hard worker. He spent many years working in the oil field and as a truck driver. He never knew a stranger and had a unique ability to make friends wherever he went. Jerry had one goal in life, his dream was to become a father and he with his loving wife, Sri, were able to make this dream a reality. Sri blessed him with two children that will forever be his greatest joy and biggest love.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sri Morris; children, Baylee Morris, Jaxon Morris; mother, Vickie (Thomas) Morris; sister, Jennifer Louviere (Waylon); nephews, Drake Morris, Drew Morris, Jarod Louviere; special friends, Michelle “Dinger” Murphy, Bryan Juneau; a host of other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Ray Morris.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 2, 2022 in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home from12:00 until time of service. His funeral service is set to begin at 2:00PM with Bro. Mark Breland officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Adam Schrock, Dinger Murphy, Drake Morris, Drew Morris, Waylon Louviere, Rodney Reed. Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Thomas, Joe Phillips, Bryan Juneau, Dale Thomas, Jaxon Morris, Jarod Louviere, Robbie Reed, Travis Reed and Baylee Morris.

Cristi Michelle Blackwell
February 11, 1982 – March 8, 2022

Cristi Michelle Blackwell, age 40 of Hodge, walked through the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Cristi was born on Thursday, February 11, 1982 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the union of Scott and Amy Blackwell. She graduated from the University of Texas in 2006 with a degree in Sociology. As and avid shopper, she found her niche in retail management. Cristi enjoyed laughing with her family and friends, dancing, music, and road trips. Cristi was a loving and devoted mother to Sydnie Raye, spending time with her daughter was her favorite activity. Together they loved exploring new places, playing games, giving each other makeovers, and just being silly. Cristi’s infectious smile, love of music, and random dancing will forever carry on within us. “Though you may be gone from our sight, you are never gone from our hearts”-Winnie the Pooh.

Those left to cherish her precious memory is her daughter, Sydnie Raye Blackwell; mother, Amy Lynnette (Pullin) Blackwell; sister, Jennifer (Blackwell) Micek; nephew, Tyler Mitchell Micek; paternal grandparents, Ron and Lois Blackwell; uncles, Ross Pullin, Ray Pullin, Ronnie Blackwell and Carolyn, Brian Blackwell and Melinda; aunt, Nell McLean; a host of cousins, other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Scott Mitchell Blackwell; maternal grandparents, Ray (Sr.) and Mary (Mathews) Pullin.

Cristi’s funeral service was held on March 12, 2022 at 11:00AM in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home with Bro. Chase Burns officiating. Burial took place in Strange Cemetery near Readhimer, Louisiana.

Serving as pallbearers for the family were Tyler Micek, Cameron McLean, Brad Pullin, Matt Pullin, Ben Pullin and Christopher Blackwell.

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