Dr. Patricia Ann "Fefa" Morris Stewart was born March 5, 1947 and she departed this life on December 23, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, William B. Sr. and Lucille D. Morris; brother, William "Freddie" Morris, Jr., and sister, Eileen Morris and grandson, Justin Stewart. She is survived by children, Marla Kimberly Morris, Eugenia "Gina" Alexander, and Jason (Kim) Stewart. She also leaves to cherish her memory sisters, Debra Davis and Christine Waters and sister-in-law, Lucille Morris. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Khai, Patrick and Candace Morris, Jermain Alexander, Justin Stewart and Jaylen Broadus; and eight great grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by nieces, Toski Adams and Danielle Davis, and nephews, William (Donna) Waters, II, William (Kathy) Morris III, Demetrius Morris, and Dante (Lacreshia) Morris.
Patricia was a life learner. She graduated East High School in 1965. She attended Central State in Wilberforce, Ohio. In 1971, she began her 29 year career with the federal government at Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO). She earned an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice from the institution known then as CTI, Columbus Technical Institute. Her bachelor's, Master's and doctorate degrees were from Beacon University. She was the administrator of the Columbus campus operated from Holy Spirit Fellowship.
She was very active in her church. Beginning her Christian journey at Union Grove Baptist Church, she was a member of the Angelic Choir, Missionary Circle 13, a Nurse, Moderator of the Adult Evening Fellowship, and Announcer. She moved her church membership to Church of Christ of Apostolic Faith where she also did church announcements, sang in the Women's Choir, taught Sunday School and was a member of the Ministers' Wives and Bible Bowl. She was a charter member of Holy Spirit Fellowship and remained a member for over 20 years. She was an Associate Pastor who preached, taught, visited the sick and shut-in, and served the congregation with excellence. She was a diligent leader and servant until her ailment would no longer allow her to do so.
She was always active in the Greater Columbus community. She taught a typing course. She volunteered with Friends in Action. She was a sorority member of Sigma Tau Lamba. She was a member and officer of AFGE. A member of WIGS (Women in Government Service) and BIGS (Blacks in Government Service). She was involved in the ministry of RAAH and the Spiritual Clinic. She briefly served on the Board for Southeast Mental Health. Prior to her illness, she regularly visited elderly residents at Lutheran Village. She will be greatly missed as her legacy will be long lasting.
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