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Janice Lynn Morton

Janice Lynn Morton (I79500)

Female - Abt 1955

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  • Name Janice Lynn Morton  [1
    Relationshipwith Albert Leopold Vitter
    Gender Female 
    Death Abt 1955  [1, 2
    • Died as a child in England, choked on a bottle
    Siblings 1 brother and 3 sisters 
     1. Living
     2. Janice Lynn Morton (current person)   d. Abt 1955
     3. Living
     4. Carol Jeanine Morton   d. 25 Dec 2020
     5. Living
    Person ID I79500  Vitter-Weaver Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2023 

    Father William Mack Morton   d. Jun 1960, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Lambert   d. 29 May 2022 
    Marriage UNKNOWN  [1
    Family ID F62428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S915] Death Notices and Obituaries, Mary L. Morton obituary, published in Daily Comet, Houma Daily Courier, 31 May 2022.
      Mary L. Morton, Ph.D., a long time Professor of English and Distinguished Service Professor at Nicholls State University, passed away on May 29, 2022. Dr. Morton was a Fulbright scholar. She designed and conducted literary programs for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and presented scholarly papers at many universities, including Cambridge University in England and the Sorbonne University in Paris.

      A memorial mass will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Thibodaux on Thursday, June 2 at

      10 a.m. A private ceremony and burial will follow in Shreveport at a later date.

      Mary enjoyed family, travel, and literature. Her house on Bayou Lafourche was always open to everyone. Crawfish boils, Christmas dinners, and Easter meals were the norm. Her house was the gathering house, and she was an excellent cook - a natural cook, not reliant on recipes. She loved being with family, and to many of us, she was Granny.

      She is survived by her children, Suzanne Martin and husband Larry, Jackie Morton, and William Keith Morton; grandchildren, Alicia Martin Hansen (Eric), Stan Martin (Mallory), Julia Broome, David Broome, and Tyler Morton; great grandchildren, Charlotte, Tess, and Leim; siblings, Marcia Vitter (A.C.) and George Lambert (Jean).

      She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mack Morton; children, Janice Lynn Morton and Carol Jeanine Morton; parents, Thomas and Thelma Lambert; and sister, Betty Jo Salzer.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nicholls State University, for the Marie Fletcher Lecture Series, of which Dr. Morton was a charter member, or to a charity of your choice.

      Samart Funeral Home of Houma, West Park is in charge of arrangements.

    2. [S1847] Notes of Gavin Vitter, Email to Jeff Vitter, June 2022.

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