- 71 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 11, 1943
- Place of birth:
Abingdon, Virginia, United States
- Date of passing: Nov 5, 2014
- Place of passing:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Let the memory of AK be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Annis Kyle Morison, 71, born on September 11, 1943 and passed away on November 5, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Annis Kyle Morison (AK) crossed over at noon on November 5th 2014. She lived her life truly and uniquely. A loving and generous, joyful and mischievous spirit, she exemplified “Joi de vivre”: a French phrase often used to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, an exultation of spirit. To be with her was to share that joy.
AK has loved many dear and special friends. Her 2 sisters, Vicki Houser and Amelia Morison, and her niece Molly Houser and nephew Ray Houser wish to acknowledge those friends vital impact to AK’s joy in living and our gratitude for her presence in our lives.
In the spirit of her love for all animals and living things, if you wish to celebrate her wishes, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Best Friends Animal Society, ASPCA, The Atlanta Humane Society, Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, or any animal shelter of your choice.
Annis Kyle left a big footprint in this life.
"AK, I think about you all the time. I just told someone the story of how you practically spent the night with Chompers in his little kennel at Pets Are People Too when he got sick that one holiday when we were traveling. You took such good care of us all. You are missed greatly."
"I still miss you sweet sister of mine. I am wearing one of your favorite shirts today and I promise I did not mess it up."
"I still miss you"
"I can't believe it's already been I year. I miss you as much as ever and I think of you every day. You were gone too quickly and too soon. I love you always."
"You still have a special place in my heart Ollie.
I miss you.
"Missing my sweet, crazy, funny Aunt AK today (I'm 5 minutes late!) on what would have been her 72nd birthday. I love you!"
"remembering a very special lady today in honor of her 72nd birthday.
I know she is having one hell of a party!!"
"Back in the 1960's AK and I did so many fun things together. The photo of her with the surfboard reminded me of our surfing trip to Cape Hatteras. We rented surf boards, strapped them on the top of AK's car and set out from Hampton VA. People we met in cars heading back from the beach kept giving us a thumbs sign. We thought they were trying to alert us to some problem with our rented surfboards - so we pulled off the road to check on them. We were a bit embarrased later when we learned they were saying "surf's up." I think of AK often and with great fondness."
"I'm still missing you and think of you every single day.
"This world will never be the same without that HAPPY SMILING face. Has been years since I have seen AK, but a great friend and person like that ,,you will never forget...So much fun for these Haynesfield kids to visit the Morrison-Cook corner and neighborhood !! I know you have gone on to Heaven to make all the angels smile and laugh! RIP, dear AK Becca Boling Trotman"
"Many, many good memories of our shared childhood in the Fairmount neighborhood. AK was such a good person and I love that she had such a full life .... well deserved!!!!"
"I was a friend of AK's from Fairmount Elementary through our days at Tennessee High School. I have many fond memories of time spend in the Morrison Home, on the lake and at slumber parties. Always had fun with AK and I am sorry to have not seen her for years. Kept hoping she would come to a reunion. It sounds like she had a good life. I am sorry she is gone, Charlene Collins Damron"
"My sympathy to Vicki and Amelia. Part of our childhood is gone, but the memories remain. Jane Buckles Hersch"
"Eleanor Roosevelt said "many people will walk in and out of your life, but only TRUE FRIENDS will leave footprints in your heart forever! Thanks AK for all the prints...."
"A beautiful quote for a beautiful person:
"There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone,the light remains"
Forever in our hearts."
"AK was the most generous person I have ever known. Her caring and giving nature will be missed by all who knew her. The world is a little dimmer today without that shining star, "AK".
"I sincerely enjoyed the lovely tribute to A.K. on Sunday. She touched so many lives as was evident to all in attendance that day."
"We sure are missing AK here on Wellbourne Dr., but on the other hand it feels like she's still around. To me, she was the centerpiece of our little community and I see her touch everywhere. Out my back window I see the blue bottle tree and deer food bins up on the hill - I keep looking for a text telling me there are deer out there. Out my kitchen window I see AK and Susan's kitchen window with the shades half drawn - I keep looking for AK's feet that I use to see sitting and playing cards or petting Zippy in her dog bed. Out my bedroom window I see the back deck and gardens - I keep expecting to see AK out there leaning over the railing, catching my eye through the glass and pointing out the butterfly chrysalis to show my son, mouthing "do you want some tomatoes?", or grilling. I'm starting to understand that she won't show up anymore with random bags of cheese for the kids, or asking us if she can clean our gutters, or some incredibly thoughtful gift that I would never have thought of myself (like a telescope!). My dog will miss licking the face of his greatest admirer.
I think we will lose AK again and again for awhile as these realities set in, but she lived an enviable life and is an unforgettable person. I will carry some of that free spirit forward, for that is what she taught me the most. I love you AK!"
"My daughter, Annis Kyle Morison Dukes, is now 5 years old. I am sad she will not ever have really known her namesake, although they did meet when she was 3 months old (10/2009). The first time AK knew that she had a namesake, she referred to Little AK as her "replacement." We all know no one could ever replace AK! She was an inspiration to me as she lived with what I perceived as very little fear and with great heart and love. If her "replacement" lives a life as full, I will be thankful. Best wishes to everyone in this time of remembrance and celebration of a life well lived. Much love, Annis Morison Marney"
"I have not seen AK in more than 15 years. However, it saddens me greatly to learn of her passing. She was (and will remain in my memory) a very special person. Generous, loving, responsible hardly begin to describe her persona. She worked with me on many occasions and was always smart, enthusiastic and loyal. Farewell AK - may you find happiness on the other side!!
Warren Seitz - USDoL (WDC and SFRO)"
"I was so shocked to hear of AK passing. I have known AK (Kasey to us) since the mid 60's. She was always such a loving person, and a beautiful woman. I cherish the years we spent together. I will remember her always.
J Michael Rush"
"So many loving memories of times with A.K. One of my favorites is when Jamie, Susan, A.K. and myself took a Winnebago trip from Colorado all through Utah. Seeing Bryce canyon at sunrise in the snow, Island in the Sky.
Your compassion, zest for life, and generous heart will be missed. Rest in Peace A.K....
Love, Jennifer Aderhold"
"AK....you will be missed. Rest in Peace ....
Alice and Randy Klauzer"
"God made only one AK....He also will give you the strength to get thru this tremendous loss. Amelia and Vicki, I send my deepest sorrow. God bless you and yours,,,,,,"
"I am so deeply saddened.AK was one of a kind,and kind she was!! A special person has passed,and she will be missed profoundly!"
""If there ever comes a day that we can't be together, just keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever".
Winnie the Pooh"
"AK was truly one of a kind. As many others have said, AK made everyone she met feel special. We were no different. AK was like family to us; and even though we had not gotten to see her as often as we would have liked in the last few years, she knew she was always in our hearts. Randall introduced us to AK when we were young, and she greatly influenced how we now see the world. She taught us to gaze at a full moon. She taught Vince to stand in the rain naked, appreciating all that nature offers. Most importantly, she taught us to love all beings. We have never met anyone as giving or as selfless as AK. We are so very saddened, and our heartfelt condolences go out to Susan, Randall, AK's family and friends. The world is truly less bright without AK in it!
Vince and April"
"The foregoing tributes pretty much say it all. You know, you could never be "down" with AK around. Her warmth, affection, and vitality touched me in a very special way. I was very lucky to have had her in my life, if only for brief visits over many years.. When she began having all the medical issues, she never felt sorry for herself. The love, devotion and support Susan gave her for so many years was certainly amazing.
Those words are beautiful and so descriptive of AK. HOWEVER,
if you ever had the pleasure sitting down at the card table with her, she
knew how to go for the jugular. Fun times.
Susan, please know how much I love you and hope to see you soon. You have all the support I can give - I'll not let a visit go too long again.
I will really miss her and the brownies as well
"It is always hard to say good-bye to a great teacher. They say when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. AK was that teacher, for me. I have never forgotten her. I have known her family since I was 15, and Amelia has been my best friend ever since! The pictures brought many early wonderful memories, and AK as the continual light, smile and warmth she always was. She was the best, and O'the stories we could tell! I will miss her -"
"Ak was one of the most kindest person I've ever met. She claims she was "shy" but AK had never met a stranger. She had a gift that made everyone feel special and welcomed and she genuinely cared for everything living. Her heart was just so big! I've never had neighbors like her before. There was nothing that AK wouldn't do for anyone of us. I will miss our talks yelling across the deck at each other, I will cherish those times I got to spend with our dear friend. I will always have the fondest of memories of you and what you stand for and each day I want to live my life thinking WWAKD (what would AK do?) You will be sorely missed by all the lives that you've touched. You will always be in our hearts. We love you and miss you AK.
"AK was a star, she loved everyone, saw the best in everyone, and would give you everything she had. There are so many things I can say about AK but some of my favorite memories are so AK..
My Mum and dad where visiting and my dad was out on our deck that is parallel to AK and Susans. AK had been mowing the Lawn, Susan sent her outside to shake off the grass that was all over her. She went out on the desk, lifted her shirt and shook it, showing here her bra-less chest and gave my dad the shock of his life, my dad said "cover yourself woman!" and AK laughed for days.... :)"
"We were so sad to hear about AK. Her love and enthusiasm for life was an inspiration.
She will be missed deeply!"
"Oh my heart hurts tonight. I have just recieved the news of the passing of this most beautiful spirited woman. I did not see AK often or for long periods of time but her fiesty spirit, warmth and laughter were second to none. She was loving, caring and oh so giving. However, the ache I feel is due to the fact that I will miss the person who loved her friends passionately. I always knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that AK loved me. I am sure that I am not alone in that. She had a way of listening and caring that made you feel very special and yet I always knew she did that with all the people she cared about. She cared deeply and loved unconditionally. She will leave a void in all our lives. My heart goes out to all of her friends and family who had her in their lives on a daily basis for years. I have not felt this kind of pain in a long time.
I am Canadian, I am called mom, nana, sister, friend and Daphne....but to AK I was always a little southern and she called me Daphne Jean...Rest in peace dear friend...I love you to the moon my friend....and will continue to love you for the rest of my days......til we meet again Buddy....save a seat in that convertable for me.
Love you....Daphne Jean"
"My hearfelt condolences to all of AK's family and friends. I know she will be missed."
"My heart goes out to Amelia, Vicki, Molly and Ray for the loss of their Sister and Aunt. My heart goes out to anyone that knew and loved AK. I could sit here for days and still never find the perfect words for my feelings for AK. She was my extended family, friend and someone that was there for me regardless of the situation. AK would go above and beyond for me and truly did this from the bottom of her heart and never expected anything in return. AK was unique (as we all know) and you never had to wonder what she was thinking or how she felt because she would tell you. AK was AK to everyone she met. There will never be another AK in my life and as sad as I am now I am so thankful to have had her as a part of my life the last few decades. AK, I love you and you will always be a part of my heart and soul.
"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
where there is injury. pardon,
where there is doubt ,faith;
where there is despair, hope,
where there is darkness, light,
where there is sadness, hope,
Rest in peace until we meet again.
love to ak, Jim"
"I AM NOT THERE
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
"Please share your memories and stories of my sweet aunt AK. She was truly one of the happiest, most loving people I've ever known."
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