Freda Jo Morris

Freda Jo Morris, age 64, of Verden, Oklahoma, went to be with her Lord after her brave fight of 15 years with cancer. Freda Jo passed away May 20, 2020, surrounded by her family. Freda Jo was born August 27, 1955, to John and Elzada Adkins in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.
Freda attended Maysville schools and graduated in 1973. She also attended Mid-America Technology Center and graduated as a certified nursing assistant. Freda Jo met and married Wayne Lawson Morris in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, on June 27, 1975. In 1979, they had a son, Brandon Wayne Morris. In 1986, they left their home in Maysville and moved to Verden, Oklahoma, where Freda worked in the cafeteria at Verden Public School. She later became the head cook and was employed by the Verden Public School until her health declined in 2005.
Freda Jo had an unfailing capacity to love. She was selfless at all times, putting others’ wants and needs above her own. Freda’s great love was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to all. She also loved spending time with her parents. She adored her grandchildren, Gage and Riley Morris, and circled her whole life around being their “Mamaw.” Freda’s favorite TV show was “In the Heat of the Night.”
Freda Jo was saved and baptized at a young age. She was a devout Christian woman and enjoyed her quiet time with God.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Wayne Lawson Morris on April 6, 2020; her mother, Martha Elzada Adkins; her maternal grandparents, G. T. and Freda Bell Lister; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Freda Jo is survived by her son, Brandon Wayne Morris, of Verden; grandchildren, Gabe and Riley Morris, of Verden; father, John Wesley Adkins, of Maysville; brother, Charles Wesley Adkins, of Chickasha, Oklahoma; sister, Ruby Donetha Adams, of Maysville; nephews, Johnathan Charles Adkins and spouse, Challena, of Chickasha; and Scott David Work, of Maysville; nieces, Rachel Beauchamp, of Maysville; and Kenica Thomason and spouse, Brandon, of Yukon. Freda Jo also leaves behind a host of great-nephews and nieces, as well as her sisters-in-law, Karla and spouse, Ken Parish, of Wynnewood and Cathy and spouse, Steve Baker, of Purcell.
Graveside services were held May 22, 2020, at the Maysville Cemetery, officiated by Blake Taylor. Interment followed at Maysville Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. You may send a message of condolence and view the family’s guestbook at