Sara “Peg” Jackson Morris Obituary


Sara “Peg” Jackson Morris also known as Sara Leota “Peg or Peggy” Jackson Morris, of Ashland City, Tennessee passed away on April 20, 2017, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 101.

Sara “Peggy” Jackson Morris was born January 2, 1916, in Dickson County, Tennessee where she lived most of her early life. She is preceded in death by her parents Judge Herman and Lora Caldwell Jackson, her husband of 48 years, Madison Joseph (M.J.) Morris, her sister, Mary Ruth Travis and brothers Hooper and Ray Jackson.

Survivors include those dearest to her heart, her loving daughter, Sondra Morris who was very blessed to have her as her mother, sister-in-law Ruby Jo Jackson, nieces, Rhonda (Greg) Lindsey, Toni (Jim) Beard, Sharon (Doug) Downing, Ava (Bill) Kofahl, Jamie (Carlos) Wells, Brenda Jackson, and nephews, Bobby (Sue) Jackson and Duane (Lisa) Travis.

She will be fondly remembered by family as Aunt Leota or Aunt Peg. A special thanks to her caregivers LaDonna Cooper, Vionne Williams, and Carol Bone.

When asked about her nickname Peg, she announced at the age of three that she wanted to be called Peg. A 1936 graduate of Charlotte High School, she lived in Nashville and worked for Victor Chemical Company (Stauffer Chemical) and B&W Cafeteria prior to her marriage to M.J. Morris on November 4, 1942. She retired from Acme Boot Company in Ashland City.

At an early age, she learned the art of quilting and received many rewards for her craft. Sara “Peg” Jackson Morris was blessed to have the friendship of many, but especially Evelyn Lee who was her high school friend and shared the same interests.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 21 from 4pm to 8pm and on Saturday from 10am until the time of service of 1pm in the Chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home in Ashland City.  Brother Steve Blackman will be officiating the service.

Active pallbearers will be Bobby Jackson, Duane Travis, Kevin Travis, Christopher Travis, Greg Lindsey, Tim Jackson, Terry Jackson and Todd Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers will be The Quilters of Ashland City Senior Citizens and Cameron Travis.

Interment will be in Jackson Chapel Cemetery in Charlotte, TN.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Jackson Chapel Cemetery Fund. Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552


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