Kay Trafton Morgan

Kay Trafton Morgan, 76, of Jackson, Miss., died April 9, 2013, of Pulmonary Fibrosis.

She was born in Norfolk, Va., May 8, 193, to Mabel and Earl Trafton. Kay was raised in Birmingham and attended Shades Valley High School. She majored in education at the University of Alabama (Class of 1958) and was a member of Phi Mu sorority. After college, she married John Morgan and they moved to Jackson, Miss. She taught home economics and other various subjects for 23 years in the Rankin County School System at Pisgah High School. While in Jackson, she was a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church and served on the Altar Guild.

Kay and John retired to Destin in 1996 where they enjoyed their coastal retirement. Kay was a board member of the Dolphin Point Condo Association, a member of Destin Woman’s Club, and especially loved her bridge groups in Destin. She served on the Altar Guild at St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church where she was a member. Kay enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and took them all on a special family cruise to the Caribbean before she got too ill. Kay moved back to Mississippi in March of 2012. She was a communicant of St. Columb's Episcopal Church in Ridgeland, Miss.

She was also an active member of the Alabama Alumni Association and enjoyed attending Alabama football and tailgating with her friends. This past fall was the first Alabama homecoming game she had missed in 57 years. She loved the Alabama Crimson Tide!

Kay is survived by her children, Blair Morgan (Nancy) of Ridgeland; Bill Morgan (Tay) of Jackson, and Leigh Morgan of Birmingham; grandchildren, Meggie Morgan and Cossar Morgan of Jackson; brother, Earl Trafton (Eleanor) of Birmingham; sister-in-law, Camille Morgan of Destin; nephew, Charles Morgan (Carla) of Destin; nieces, Kathy Leaver of Birmingham, Patty Grossman and Peggy Trafton of Lexington, Ky.; cousin, Joyce Flowers of North Carolina; and a host of special nephews, nieces and cousins who were all very dear to her.

Kay was preceded in death by her husband John B. Morgan of Destin, and her parents, Mabel and Earl Trafton of Birmingham.

Kay and her family wish to thank Dr. Tim Cannon and nurses and staff of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson; Dr. John Chaney of Fort Walton Medical Center; The Blake of Ridgeland; and Dr. Jimmy Moore and Ella Baker for their excellent support and care during her illness.

A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. April 10 at Wright and Ferguson Parkway-Ridgeland, Miss. A graveside burial service will be held at 2 p.m. April 11 at the Elmwood Cemetery, 600 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Birmingham, with visitation 30 minutes prior to service.

A memorial service will be held at noon April 20 at St. Andrews By-the-Sea in Destin.

Memorials can be made to The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis or the church or charity of your choice.