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Ruth "Maudie" Estelle Morgan

January 30, 1931 — February 14, 2024

Meridian

     Ruth Estelle Wright Morgan, 93, of Meridian, passed away on February 14, 2024, at Ochsner Rush Medical Center. 

     Ruth, also known as “Maudie” to family and friends, was born to Tommy and Roberta (White) Wright on January 30, 1931, in Meridian, Mississippi. She graduated from Meridian High School in 1949, and in 1950, she married her high school sweetheart, Leonard “Sonny” Morgan. They were married for a little over 70 years before Sonny passed away in 2021.

    Ruth was a dental assistant for over 34 years at offices in Meridian and New Orleans before retiring. Her favorite “job” though was being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an amazing mother to her two children, Jimmy and Sharon. In Sharon’s words, her mother “had the purest heart of anyone I’ve ever known.” 

    Ruth received the name “Maudie” when she became a grandmother to Josie. After that, she became Maudie to anyone who knew or met her. She was also thrilled to become a great-grandmother to Gannon and Landrey. 

    Maudie was a sweet-spirited soul, even until the very end. She loved everyone and truly saw the best in every person she encountered. She will be dearly missed by anyone who knew her. 

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Roberta Wright; her husband, Sonny Morgan; son, Jimmy “WaBash” Morgan; grandson, Gabriel Goodson; mother-in-law, Margie Morgan; and special cousin, Howard Beeland. 

    Ruth is survived by her daughter, Sharon Lee Morgan; granddaughter, Josie Matthews Kidd and her husband Chance; great-grandchildren, Gannon Chancelor Kidd and Landrey Morgan Kidd; and brother-in-law, Lynwood “Bubber” Morgan of California. 

    The family would like to show their appreciation to the staff of North Pointe Health Rehabilitation Services for their amazing care of Ruth for the past five years. Words can’t express how grateful we are for the love given to her while she resided there. 

    The family would like to also specially thank the staff of Ochsner Rush Medical Center in the Emergency Department and ICU South. Your love and care shown to us and Maudie during this difficult time will never be forgotten. 

    Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 12:00-1:30 PM, at Webb & Stephens Funeral Homes-North, located at 7774 Highway 39 N, Meridian, MS 39305. The funeral service will begin at 1:30 PM in the chapel at Webb & Stephens. Burial will follow in the Magnolia Cemetery located at 2638 23rd Avenue, Meridian, MS, 39301. 

    In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Dementia Society of America. 

    The staff of Webb & Stephens Funeral Homes- North is grateful for the opportunity to honor Ruth’s memory and to serve her wonderful family. 

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Visitation

Saturday, February 17, 2024

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Webb & Stephens Funeral Homes North

7774-A Highway 39 N, Meridian, MS 39305

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 17, 2024

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Webb & Stephens Funeral Homes North

7774-A Highway 39 N, Meridian, MS 39305

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Burial

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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