Lauvell Morgan, 87, a resident of Knollwood Manor in Lafayette, passed away on March 14 at Knollwood Manor.

Funeral services were conducted on March 17 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home, with Jerry Mercer officiating.

Jason King, Heston King, Mike Shrum, Kim Shrum, Johnny Lowhorn and Stevie Morgan served as pallbearers. Burial was held in Haysville Cemetery.

Lauvell Thrasher Morgan was born on June 26, 1932, in the St. John's community in Allons (Clay County), the third of five children born to the late Claud and Della (Sherrill) Thrasher. Her siblings, J.D. and Dessie, were older than Lauvell, and Mary and Joyce were younger siblings.

As a young girl, Lauvell was faced with the tragedy of her mother passing away in 1945, and soon thereafter, her father passed away in January of 1948. Lauvell and her younger siblings had to move to live with their sister, Dessie, in Lafayette.

Lauvell began to date and married Laird Austin Morgan on Dec. 23, 1950. They made their home close to his parents in Lafayette. Together, they had three beautiful daughters -- Margaret Melinda, Alice Marie and Nancy Jean -- to complete their happy family.

Laird preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1990.

As the girls grew up, they yielded some of the most precious people and memories in her life. Marie married Randall Tuck, and they had Kendall Martin Tuck.

Melinda was soon married, thereafter, to John Randall Sewell. They were blessed with a beautiful girl, Amy Nicole Sewell.

As the grandchildren grew up, they began to marry. Kendall married the former Melanie Hudson, and they gave "Granny" the gift of a great-grandchild, Rachel Morgan Tuck.

Amy soon married Joey Ausbrooks, blessing "Granny La" with Dillon Wayne Ausbrooks and Ella Nicole Ausbrooks.

Lauvell was a homemaker until she went to work at the silk mill. Later, she worked at Imperial Reading, staying there until it closed. She then went to work at Carter Automotive, where her daughters worked. Her final life's work was cleaning homes for several people around Lafayette.

Lauvell was a very religious person, attending church as much as she could. She was a member of White Oak Church of Christ earlier in life, and at the time of her death, she was a member of the Lafayette Church of Christ. Her church family was a tremendous part of her life.

She was dedicated to her family first and foremost. She was a caring and loving individual that always had a smile and hug when she met any of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren or any niece or nephew. Her home was always open to anyone, no matter what their circumstance. She was a wonderful sister, mother, aunt and grandmother to many.

In addition to her husband and parents, one of her daughters, Nancy Morgan Stinson, preceded her in death, as well as a brother (J.D. Thrasher) sister (Dessie Lowhorn) and son-in-law (William Randall Tuck).

Lauvell is survived by: her daughters and son-in-law, Melinda and John Sewell of Lafayette, Marie Tuck of Lafayette; grandchildren and spouses, Kendall and Melanie Tuck of Lafayette, Amy and Joey Ausbrooks of Scottsville, Kentucky; great-grandchildren and spouses, Rachel and Alex Martin of Hendersonville, Dillon Ausbrooks and Ella Ausbrooks of Scottsville; sisters, Mary VanDerlee of Lafayette and Joyce King of Lafayette.

Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette.