Obituary of Shirley June Morrison
Our dear mother, Shirley June (Mooers) Morrison, 88 of Rio Grande, NJ, peacefully passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. She had recently celebrated her birthday with friends and family, and danced happily with her fellow residents and staff of the Pelican Pointe Nursing home in North Cape May.
She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was loved by all. She also had many friends and was a well-loved member of the community, first in Wildwood beginning in 1959 and then at The Gatherings in Rio Grande since 2007. Born at home in Goshen, NJ on June 20, 1934, Shirley was a life-long resident of Cape May County. She graduated from Middle Township High School class of 1952, and married Edgar “Ted” Morrison (deceased) in April of 1956. Shirley and Ted were the former proprietors of Morrison’s Music store in Rio Grande, and Morrison’s Bakery on Wildwood Avenue where they raised their four daughters. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church of Wildwood where she loved singing in the choir. Shirley worked for many years for Bell Telephone before retiring in 1996. She was an active member of Bell Telephone’s Pioneers of America.
She was predeceased by her husband Edgar “Ted” Morrison who passed in 1996 and parents Lillian Lee (Higginbotham) Mooers and Howard Dudley Mooers; siblings Elsie Poe, Howard Mooers, Alice Speer and Robert Mooers.Shirley is survived by siblings Mary Lou Watkins of Northfield and John Mooers of Covina, California; her children Sandra Mollica (Anthony) of Wildwood Crest, Susan Dunn (Edward) of Philadelphia, Pa, Carol Mayerson (William) of Rio Grande, and Robin Daning (Thomas) of Bartonsville, Pa. Grandchildren are Andrea Mollica-Volpe (Tore), Nicole Hurst (David), Michael Mollica, Kelly McClain (Andrew), Katherine O’Neill (James), Maureen Patchell (Lawrence), Amanda Mayerson, Wendy Mayerson, Emily Daning (Kyle Andreas) and Matthew Daning. Great-Grandchildren are Gabriel, Zoe, Lucas, Matteo, Isla, Kiera, Drew, Christopher, Meghan, Shannon and Grayson. She leaves a multitude of loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 3pm. A viewing for friends and family will be 1:30-3pm at the First Baptist Church of Wildwood on Maple and Atlantic Avenues. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wildwood.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley Morrison, please visit Tribute Store