Danyell Suzanne Morris Craig began her journey of life on June 1, 1973 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas as the daughter of Johnnie and Josephine Davis Morris. Her parents taught her much self-respect and respect for others. “Lady” as she was affectionately called by the family fought a long and courageous battle during her illness, so please don’t cry for her because her soul has been set free.
She was a born again Christian and was always a faithful servant at Changing Lives Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Alex Huell. Danyell was a 1991 Graduate of Arkadelphia High School where she excelled as a student in band and flag guard. She attended Henderson State University and graduated from University of Arkansas Community College in Hope, AR with a degree in Childcare and Support Services Management. Her outgoing personality channeled along with her contagious laughter was always the life of family events.
During all of her 47 seasons, she made friends regardless of race, gender, faith and creed. Family, as well as friends, will miss her sense of humor, smile and love, but will never forget her spirit and compassion. She was always attending events to support her family. The family knew she had their back and they would always call on her to attend special events.
Although Danyell lived what some may call a short life, those who were touched by her understood that the quality of her existence far exceeded the quantity of time many of us spent with her. On January 9, 2002 she married Dennis Craig and to this union two beautiful daughters were born, Dennisha and DeAjha. Although their marriage would end, they remained friends for the sake of their daughters.
Family, as well as friends will miss her laughter and the love she showed, but will never forget her spirit. Most of all they will miss her keeping up with the latest and greatest trend in fashion. Her family called her the “Hunter Street Model” because she was just that!! She was preceded in death by her father, Johnnie Morris, Jr; maternal grandparents J.W. and Willie Davis and paternal grandparents Johnnie and Daisy Morris.
Her passing leaves a void in the hearts of her daughters --- Dennisha Danyell Craig and DeAjha Dennise Craig both of Arkadelphia, AR; Her beloved mother Josephine Morris of Arkadelphia, AR: Her siblings Teresa (Mitchell) Davis of Benton, AR ; Randy (Deidre) Morris of Bryant, AR; Lawrence (Carolyn) Jackson of Arkadelphia; Brittley Newborn (Brice Brown) of Arkadelphia, AR ;Michael (Tonya) Morris of Jacksonville, AR; Johnnie Morris III of Conway, AR; Alicia Nash of Little Rock, AR; Angela ( Isidro) Cruz of Alexander, AR; and Tyrone Morris of Little Rock, AR; her Aunts and uncle: Vera Merriweather of Sweet Home, AR, Vangy Morris of Little Rock, AR; Beulah Wiley of Chicago, Illinois; Mary Brim, Gloria Davis, Joseph Davis of Arkadelphia, AR; Godfather Johnny Watson of Gurdon, AR and a special/dear friend Gregory Harper of Arkadelphia, AR and very close cousin Glinda Nicole Newborn- Daniels. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Submitted by the Family
Public visitation will be Friday, August 14, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. A service to remember her life will be shared at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Piney Grove Cemetery with Brother Malcolm Washington, officiating and Superintendent Robert L. Davis, eulogist.
Pallbearers will be Javian Davis, Joshua Davis, Terrance Jackson, Jeffery Morris, Jerome Morris and Brice Brown.