Ms. Tara DeNean Morrison, 57, passed away at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, N.C., on Saturday, October 16, 2021. She was born on July 1, 1964, and was the daughter of Joann Bellamy Morrison and the late James Lawrence Morrison.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ralph and Ollie Bellamy; and her paternal grandparents, Robert and Catherine Morrison; and her sister, Suprenna Morrison Tabor.

She was a graduate of Statesville High School, Class of 1982. Prior to her death, she was a med tech at Mills Creek of Statesville.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, in addition to her mother, Joann Bellamy Morrison of Statesville, two children, Charity Morrison of Mooresville and Byron Eckles of Statesville; five grandchildren, Da’Quan Morrison, Tyrron Morrison, Jayden Nunn, Ayden Nunn and Bryon Eckles Jr.; four sisters, Cynthia (Stanley) Campbell, Shelia Gray, Paulette Morrison and Wanda Reid; one brother-in-law, Selwyn Tabor; one godbrother, Jeffery Daniels; special cousins, Donna Penny Feimster who was reared in the home, and Tammy Bellamy Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Garfield Street, Statesville. Pastor Deltrec Danner will officiate and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.

Visit the Book of Memories for Ms. Morrison at

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Morrison Family.

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