Janice Linley was known to many as Kay Morrison. Her other aliases included Janice Thomas, Kay Thomas, Mom, Momma, or Mother if we were upset. Lastly, she was known as Nan or Naaan by her grandchildren. Kay passed away Friday, September 15th at 2:40pm. She was proceeded in death by her sister Freida “the tough one” and her brother Danny “the wild one”. She is survived by her younger sister Ann “the smart one”. Kay was always known as “the pretty one” by her parents Ed and Nell Thomas and because of those great genetics she gave birth to two beautiful children, Jason and Jennifer. Jason and his wife Angela gave her three wonderfully witty and equally beautiful grandchildren, Brennan, Braeden and Brittany. Jennifer bestowed upon her two charming, intelligent and lovely grandchildren, Rider and Kirra. Kay is leaving behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends that will all miss her greatly.
Kay had a few things she loved more than ever. She absolutely loved to cook, she would always have a meal waiting for you if you were hungry, didn’t matter the time of day. Second was shopping, maybe to her detriment. Thirdly, she was a devoted mother and loved to keep her kids safe. She was like a “big ole mother hen” who wanted to keep us safe under her wings, but we were “free birds” and “free birds” had to fly.
We will be having a life memorial in lieu of a funeral. It will be on September 26th, 2023 at 11:00am at Deerfoot Church of Christ on Old Springville Road in Pinson, Alabama.
I have never understood the words “I miss you” until you reach for your Mom and she is not there.