Marilyn Pittman Morgan
Marilyn Pittman Morgan was born June 18, 1931 in Hattiesburg, MS and died April 19, 2017, surrounded by her family. . Marilyn was born to Warine and Homer Pittman. She is survived by her husband, Robert I. Morgan of Hattiesburg, MS and her four children: Mary Lyn Barnett (Larry) of Midlothian, TX, Allen Morgan (Melissa) of Hattiesburg, MS, Mike Morgan, Covington, LA, and Melinda Robinson (Glynn) of Mandeville, LA: one brother, Jack H. Pittman of Hattiesburg, MS. Mimi has 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Homer and Warine Pittman and her two sisters, Jean King and Losey Gill.
Marilyn was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church (now Venture Church). She attended Hattiesburg Public Schools where she graduated with honors. She attended the University of Mississippi. While there she was asked by the alumni chapter of Delta Delta Delta to transfer to the University of Southern Mississippi to assist them in forming Phi Epsilon Chapter of Tri Delta Sorority where she served as their first member and President for three years. While at USM, she was selected to Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities. She graduated with honors with a degree in education. In her senior year at USM, she married her longtime love, Robert, and they were recognized as the only married couple to graduate at the graduation service. They were married on November, 26, 1952.
Upon graduation, they moved to Fredericksburg, VA where Robert began his training in the United States Marine Corp. After his tour of duty, they moved back to Hattiesburg. The Magnolia Classic, the first PGA Tour Event in Mississippi was formed under the direction of Robert and Mimi served as his executive assistant for 42 years. The tournament, now known as The Sanderson Farms Championship held every year at The Country Club of Jackson, gives The Marilyn Morgan Volunteer of the Year award to the person that exemplifies her giving spirit. Robert and Marilyn enjoyed many years of travel for the tournament and consider the people they worked with among their closest friends.
Mimi believed in a loving family and enjoyed all the memories she had with each one. There are many things that Mimi taught her children and grandchildren. One very important lesson was always “fix” your face, put on a little lipstick and dress your best before going out for the day. Always clean the house before you go to bed at night and make up your bed first thing when you get up in the morning. She was a great lady and loving mother and will be sorely missed by anyone who had the opportunity of knowing her.
A service celebrating her life will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Venture Church (North Venue). Visitation will be from 9 until 11 with the service to follow.
Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.