Helping Families, Healing Hearts

Judy Ellis first came to Morris-Baker over twenty years ago when she applied for a position as organist, but after she retired from working for the Washington County Department of Education, she decided to expand her work for Morris-Baker and became a funeral assistant with us. “If I were just beginning my career, it would certainly have been in the funeral business,” Judy says. “This is a ministry. No matter…Keep Reading

Have You Seen Our Native Landscaping?

We are looking forward to seeing things blooming as we approach spring in our native landscaping. Growing plants that are native to this region provides a habit for birds and bees and butterflies. Using native plants requires using less water, and allows us to do without pesticides. Better for the environment, better for everyone and everything. This photo is from late autumn.

Morris-Baker Supports Family Promise’s 
Mission of Serving Homeless Families

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services recently donated funding to Family Promise of Greater Johnson City (FPJC), which helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence. “A co-worker, who has since passed way, volunteered for Family Promise. I will always remember him sharing with me how the experience changed his view of homelessness,” says Preston McKee, president and owner of Morris-Baker. “We are grateful to be able to support this…Keep Reading

Spotlight on Grief Resources

Morris-Baker has partnered with Dr. Jason Troyer, a grief expert, to offer the community a series of booklets that provide support and resources to anyone grieving a loss. These booklets are free and available to anyone or any organization—including hospices, counseling centers, hospitals and medical facilities—in the Johnson City community. We keep a selection of booklets stocked at the Johnson City Public Library, Carver Recreation Center, the Ballad Health Resource…Keep Reading

Returning to His Roots

David Peterson has lived in other places, but he has always considered Tennessee—the state where he was born and raised—his home. Originally from Greeneville, David attended Tusculum and almost went into funeral service at a very young age. Because he comes from a large family, he has a lot of memories of being in funeral homes for services when he was a kid. “I always found funeral services fascinating instead…Keep Reading