Brenda M. Campbell Morriss, 60

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Brenda M. Campbell Morriss, 60, of Zephyrhills, FL, passed away May 27, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends.

Born Dec. 2, 1955, in Canton, she was a daughter to the late Merrill J. Campbell and Ruby M. Burwell Campbell Vint and moved to Florida in 1973.Brenda Morriss obit

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Jennifer Nohrer and Tasha Gross (Sam); son, Adam Benjamin; brothers, Allan Campbell (Niela), Wesley Campbell (Adela), Merrill Turk Campbell and Dayrl Campbell; sisters, Roseanna Teeple (John), Bonnie Lipke, Sandy Hemphill (Gerry) and Carol Dickinson (Randy); grandsons, Joshua, Justen, Coty and Kyler; granddaughters, Amber and Samantha; great-grandchildren Isabella, Emeral, Jayda, Brantley, Brayden, Aulanah, Peyton, Jacob and Aubri; a large extended family; her beloved dogs, Ladybug and Buttons; and many friends.

Brenda was a true gift and loved by everyone who knew her. She was kind, fun loving, had a pure spirit, and was a caregiver and compassionate by nature. She worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 29 years where she touched many lives and made many friends. Her caring was limitless and selfless, and extended to many including family, friends, animals that she rescued and cared for, and the homeless – which was her ministry. Brenda loved spending time with her family and friends and they were her most valued treasures – loved beyond words. She loved animals – especially dogs and skunks, nature and the outdoors, music, chick flicks, and dessert – chocolate and pumpkin topped the list.

She had a special love for autumn and Christmas and all of their beauty and magic. She had childlike wonder, a contagious smile, genuine gratefulness, and she truly loved life. She believed in all things good – God, family, love, honesty, generosity, forgiveness, friendship, and random acts of kindness. Brenda was, and is, loved tremendously and the legacy she leaves behind is beautiful.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held June 4 from 12- 1 p.m. in Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 FL-54, Zephyrhills, FL 33541, 813-788-6100, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. A reception at Brenda’s home for family and friends will immediately follow the service. Please share your memories of Brenda with her family at http://www.hodgesfuneralhome.com/home/index.cfm/mobile:obituaries/view/fh_id/13933/id/3734973.