Demetris (Brown) Morton

Born: Wed., Dec. 5, 1928
Died: Thu., Jan. 1, 2015


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jan. 05, 2015
Location: Lakepoint Community Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 05, 2015
Location: Lakepoint Community Church

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Demetris (Dee) Brown Morton, age 87, of Eatonton, GA died January 1, 2015 at her home unexpectedly.  She was born on Dec. 5, 1927, in Lunita, Louisiana (near DeQuincy) to the late Martin Brown and Ola Bean Brown.  She married Charles Morton on Oct. 3, 1948 and they had one son, Charles Hugh Morton.  Demetris was baptized in the Pentecostal faith at a young age.  She lived in Lake Charles, LA until 2007 at which time she moved to Eatonton, GA to be near her son and his family.

Demetris graduated from DeQuincy High School and continued her education, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Education degree plus an additional thirty hours from McNeese State University.  She was a classroom teacher for many years and a supervisor of student teachers from McNeese State University.  She spent the last twenty years of her career as an educational diagnostician.  Demetris retired from the Calcasieu Parish School System after thirty years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Ola Brown, and all of her siblings, Edward Brown, Cecil Brown, Arnold Brown, Harold Brown and Vara Brown Douglas.  She leaves behind her beloved husband of 66 years, Charles Morton, her son (Charles) Hugh Morton (wife Valinda Davidson Morton), two grandsons, Brett Morton and Chad Morton (wife Whitney) and one great grandson, Kallen, She is also survived by her sister-in-law, JoyLynne Smith Baker, and several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

Funeral Services will be held, Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Lakepoint Community Church, 940 Harmony Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 with Pastor Rob Raynor officiating.  Interment will follow in Baldwin Memorial Gardens, 2896 N. Columbia Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Serving as pallbearers are Chad Morton, Brett Morton, Thad Kimball, Jacob Kimball, Kevin Magness, and Danny Harrell.  The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorials be made to Lakepoint Community Church Building Fund, 940 Harmony Road, Eatonton, Georgia 31024.   McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Edward L. Smith
   Posted Fri January 02, 2015
So sorry to hear of our loss , she was always saying things to make people feel good and laughed a lot , we will all miss her even though we did not see her every day by just thinking of her, always remember that god is good and will give you much strength to handle the days ahead, I know Sandra loved her too and there was a great reunion on the other shore with all the ones gone on before her, may gods strength be with you as only he can give, we love and pray for you'll , Ed and Joy smith

Debbie Roach Stevison
   Posted Sat January 03, 2015
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Demetris' passing. She was a wonderful lady with a delightful sense of humor. May the Lord comfort you in this great loss.

David and julie douglas
   Posted Sat January 03, 2015
We love Aunt Demetris very much but we know she has gone on to a better place. Our prayers are with the family. Let us know if there s anything we can do.

Love, David and Julie

kris Fontenot
   Posted Sat January 03, 2015
How do I even begin to say how much I will miss my dearest friend! We have been together thru thick and thin since we first met at Calcasieu Parish school board in 1977. We always could just pick up any conversation just like we had just spoken moments ago. Charles, I can only imagine your grief at this two were inseparable for 66 years! But to you and your family I know you have great memories and the assurance that we will all be together again one day... know you are still loved here in La.

Ram Nileshwar
   Posted Sat January 03, 2015
Our heartfelt condolences Charles! I had known our dear friend Demetris since I moved to Lake Charles in 1980 and she was one of the kindest people I've known. We were also practically neighbors until you moved away. I pray that God gives you and the family the strength to bear this immeasureable loss! God Bless!
Ram & Chitra

RICK & Brenda Credeur
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
So sad to hear of your mothers passing. She was a great lady and great cook. I can remember her mounds of fried shrimp. She was always welcoming when I came over. Tell your Dad hello for me.

Rick & Brenda Credeur

Beth Winslett Fontenot
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015

I just read about your mom's passing in the Lake Charles newspaper. I know words offer small comfort at a time like this, but I do send my condolences for your and your dad's loss.


Vida Broadus
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Mrs. Demetris has always been such a wonderful fun loving patient, no matter what was going on that day she always put a smile on my face and gave me encouragement to keep going. I express my love to her and Mr. Charles from the bottom of my heart.
Mr. Charles be STRONG... I can assure you, she'll be waiting for you on the other side!!!

Charles Isdale
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
Demetris was a special friend of our family. We will remember her fondly.

Eva Martin and Leo
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
I am julie s sister here in La. One of the sweetness persons I ve ever met was Demetris...loving, kind and fun...And I ve seen for years the love julie and David have for her and yall for them..,what good memories to look upon. Prayers...Leo and Eva Martin

Dorothy Naquin LeBleu
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
To Charles and Chad-- I went to school in Dequincy and one of my very best friends was Demetris Brown. Charles, Demetris, and I graduated together in 1945. After graduation, Demetris married Charles, and we lost touch for a few years. And, of course, I married and now have three children and bunches of grandchildren. I see that Charles and Demetris have a son and some grandchildren, and they are now living in Georgia.
When I read in the Lake Charles American Press today that she had passed away, I wanted to put my name on her list of guest, and to say to Charles, I know you will miss her, and I missed you both when you moved. I loved her and will always treasure some pictures of the both of us. Love to you and Chad.

Greg Cormier
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
I knew Demetris through my mom, Ruby Cormier, for what feels like my entire life. When mom passed away in 2004, she was like a second mother for me and my brother at our time of desperate need. I had just thought about her during the past holiday because every year while she lived in Lake Charles, she always made our family the BEST divinity candy on the planet! She will live on in my heart as long as I live. I am so sorry for her family's great loss.

Billie Sandel
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
Demetris has been my friend since we met at McNeese and later worked together. Always the same sweet person ,steady as a rock. will treasure that friendship as such a sweet memory. Charles and Hugh will be in our prayers.

Debi and Kevin Comboy
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
Charles, we knew Dee since l978, when our son, Shawn Comboy was born. Dee also worked with my sister, Kris Fontenot, and dearest friend of Dee's. Our son had birth defects and at about 1 year of age, he was seen by Dee and the staff. He was evaluated by Dee and others, and that is where her love for Shawn began. We have kept in touch with her through Kris and even visited you all shortly after you moved up there. She was a loving and caring person and will be missed. You can be comforted to know that God surely used her hands to help numerous children and their parents. Take care and know we will be praying for you.