On December 7th, 2012, heaven gained a beautiful angel, Leslie Carol Morris. She was a beloved mother, daughter and sister. Leslie is survived by her two sons, who were the light of her life, Jonathon William Raymond Kysel and Justin Paul Wilson Kysel; her loving parents, William and Carol Morris; and her sister, Christi Morris Parandjuk; her grandmother, Margie Evelyn Morris; and extended family who loved her dearly. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. Davis Chappell and Aaron Young officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00-9:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11, at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. my thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially her sons. I know she’s in heaven looking out for them. MJ

  2. To the Morris family – you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We were blessed to have such a friend in Leslie. What a wonderful Mom, Person & Tennis Player! God must have needed a Doubles Partner. All our love Paul Griffing & Sons

  3. Leslie and I were friends in high school. We were able to reconnect through Facebook. She was always an inspiration to me. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for her boys and family.

    Wendi Crawford

  4. Leslie was above all the eternal Mother. She nurtured her sons, her family and friends and everyone she met. Leslie had a presence that exuded love, patience and understanding. Her boys are surrounded by her brilliance and I trust will continue to make her proud. My heart prays for comfort for her family and all of us who have been so deeply impacted by this tragedy. Leslie, you really did not truly know how much we loved you. You do now. Rest in peace my sweet friend. Thank you for your lifelong friendship. Much love, Lara

  5. We send our love and prayers to you and your family. May the light you must surely be in Heaven shine down upon those you loved and those who loved you so.

  6. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Jonathan and Justin,
    I was a classmate of Leslie’s for many years. I was heartbroken when I heard. We had just spoken through facebook just 4 days before. God knew what he was doing and we shouldn’t question…but that doesn’t make OUR hurt and pain go away. You all are in my prayers. God Bless you.

    I was Missey Arnold when she knew me.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I went to High School with Leslie. Such a sweet woman! Thoughts and prayers are with her boys and family.

  8. Dear Morris Family Jonathon and Justin,

    Words truly can not express the deep sorrow we have for the loss of your beloved mother and daughter. We will pray for you all for peace,understanding, and a closer bond to our Almighty Father. A wise man once said the soul would have no rainbows, if the eyes had no tears. While it may not feel like much consolation at this time, Rest assured there are many rainbows in Heaven.

    Praying for you,
    Dave, Libbi, Harrison, and Ben Wengryn

  9. Dear Morris Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I pray that you find peace and comfort in the fond memories of Leslie that will remain with you forever.

    Love,
    Tonya Brathwaite

  10. So many fond memories of Leslie from growing up in Hanarry and swim team. Thoughts and prayers to her family during this difficult time.

  11. I haven’t seen or spoken with Leslie in 20+ years. We were roommates in the late 80s. She was a kind and wonderful person. I regret that we lost touch over the years. I know she was a great mom. I pray for her family and children. May God Bless them and be with them in this time of tribulation. Rest in Peace, dear Leslie.

  12. I haven’t seen or spoken with Leslie in 20+ years. We were roommates in the late 80s. She was a kind and wonderful person. I regret that we lost touch over the years. I know she was a great mom. I pray for her family. May God Bless them and be with them in this time of tribulation. Rest in Peace, dear Leslie.

  13. Carol , I found out today at WA about the death of your daughter. There are no words to tell you and your family how sorry I am. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Betsy

  14. Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Johnathan and Justin,

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Leslie. We always looked forward to seeing her smiling face at the ball park as she always had a kind and positive word about everyone. We pray that each of you will be able to find some peace and understanding in His time.

  15. Leslie worked with us at Sugar Hill Day School for several years. She was a wonderful teacher and always had a smile on her face. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you comfort during this time.

  16. We knew dearest Leslie from High School. She’s a bright light to all who knew her. We’re so deeply sorry for your loss. May God Bless and stay near her whole family and dearest friends.

    Susan and Joe Hoffman

  17. My memory of Leslie is a sweet memory. She was no doubt a good child and everybody loved her.She always made a point to speak to me and give hugs. This loss is a shock and I know the family is heart-broken I am so truly sorry she has left you. God Bless you and keep you strong thru this time. I love your family, the kindest and sweetest people I have ever known, Sheila Dooley Young

  18. I’m so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. I have recalled over the last few days some of the great memories from baseball. Such special times shall never be forgotten.

    God Bless your family.

  19. I went to high school with Leslie. Although we were not close, she was always kind. My heart and prayers are with her family.

    Donna Barczykowski Finkentey

  20. Willie, Carol and they boys,
    We were shocked to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter and mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. I am so sorry for your loss of a beautiful woman, daughter, mother, sister. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Joanne Robicheaux

  22. I’m very sad to hear about the loss of Leslie. Leslie was always quick with a smile and a kind word. She will be greatly missed. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Ken Boehm

  23. I am so very sorry to hear of Leslie’s passing. I pray for you all the Peace, Grace, Love and Blessings of our Lord to help guide us all through this loss. May God Bless you and know that Leslie is loved by all she met.

  24. Willie, Carol, Jonathan, and Justin –

    I am so sorry for your loss. She loved you ALL so much and will be missed greatly. With my deepest sympathy, Becky

  25. In times like this, mere words simply can not provide the comfort that are TRULY wished for family members left trying to make sense of why this had to happen. That being said, I too am sorry for your loss. Only time itself will help ease the hurt you now feel, but fond memories of her will last you forever. Try your best to celebrate the happiness she brought to you all. God Bless the entire Family. -Craig Shores,Brookwood High classmate from 1985.

  26. There are no words to express passing of a high school classmate to soon. From picture’s and comments Leslie touched alot of lives throughout her life and still will from above as she looks down on us. My thoughts and prayers to her family and sons.

  27. We are so sorry for your loss. I just saw Leslie a few weeks ago and we talked like no time had passed at all. She was so kind, funny, and loving. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    With much love, Leanne and Todd Bonsack

  28. Dear Morris Family,
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Leslie…she was a wonderful person, great mother & daughter, she was always smiling and full of life. She will be missed.. We first met Leslie when our grandson Kyle Thibeault played baseball with Jonathon. Our grandaughter Kaylee loved playing with Justin too..many happy times at George Pierce park..Ray is a bus driver for Gwinnett county & would see Leslie at the environmental center & every time she saw him she would give him a hug, so typical of how warm & sweet Leslie was. Our thoughts & prayers are with you…

  29. ‘The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts’. May GOD support and comfort you in the days to come.

    Ray Morgan

  30. Leslie is a dear friend from our high school days at Brookwood. We reconnected several years ago via facebook and I couldn’t have been happier that she and I became friends “again”. Her friendship, kindness, and interest in my life is an amazing testament to her character and beauty. I plan to honor Leslie and our friendship by taking her advice and quote: “stop and smell the roses”. Thank you Leslie and heaven is now a better place. Our heart and prayers will be with your family. Peace.

  31. You are enduring a parents worst nightmare. May you and your family be blessed with peace and love. Her children are now her legacy…may they be blessed with beautiful memories of their mom. God Bless You All.

  32. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to Leslie’s family. I am so sad to hear the news of her passing. Leslie and I went to high school together and hung out a lot at that time. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  33. I am so sorry for your loss.Leslie and I were class mates at Brookwood and played softball together.What a wonderful, beautiful & caring daughter, mother, sister& friend she was.She will be dearly missed but know she now is in Our Heavenly Kingdom safely and watching out for you from above.”The Lord will hear your crying, and he will comfort you.When he hears you, he will help you. Isaiah 30:19

  34. We are shocked and saddened to learn of Leslie’s passing and send our deepest condolences to the whole family. We hope and pray that happy memories of her will help give comfort at this sad time. Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas and a much happier New Year.

  35. William and Carolyn you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful daughter Leslie. May God wrap his loving arms around you and the rest of her family.

  36. Willie, Carol, and family,
    We were truly saddened by the news of Leslie’s unexpected passing. The person we knew best was little Justin, who always came out to talk to us any time we walked the dogs. His remarkable personality is a wonderful reflection of the exceptional family that has raised him. We could see the love that Willie had for him when they were in the big truck. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  37. I am so sad that you are gone.I remember you from my seventh grade class. You were so funny; you were always laughing and smiling. I wish I could’ve said more to you back then, but always thought of you, even after I moved…I’m so glad you made me a part of your FB. When I saw you had passed I was so very sad. We will meet again. Love Tracy

  38. Dear Carolyn and William, Christi and family. My heart aches for you and I send you heartfelt love from Danny, Doris Jean and Jimmy. I will keep you in my prayers. Doris

  39. Matthew 5:4 “God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

    Although I had not seen Leslie since high school, I certainly remember her smile and her kindness to everyone. I pray that as you go through this incredibly difficult time you will also remember the wonderful person that she was and the lives she touched, like mine, in a positive way.
    Mark McKinnon, Brookwood Class of ’85

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