Lake Charles Councilwoman Mary Morris dies

Lake Charles Councilwoman Mary Morris
Lake Charles Councilwoman Mary Morris(City of Lake Charles)
Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 9:18 AM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Councilwoman for District A in Lake Charles Mary Morris has died, according to members of her family.

Morris’ family has released the following statement: “City Councilwoman Mary Morris died last night at St. Patrick Hospital from complications stemming from the coronavirus. As we continue to notify our family members, we ask for privacy while keeping us in your daily prayers.”

Morris was a community advocate before being elected to City Council.

She was serving her third term as District A councilwoman, having just been sworn into her latest term on July 1.

Both Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter and City Council President Rodney Geyen posted condolences.

“Ms. Morris was a true advocate for the residents of District A,” Hunter said. “On behalf of my wife, Becky, and my entire administration, we offer our sincere condolences to Ms. Morris’s family. A regular face around City Hall, she actively engaged with City personnel to ensure the concerns of her constituents were addressed in a timely manner. She saw a number of projects to completion for her district, including the opening of Riverside Park and the reconstruction of its associated boat launch. We will continue to lift her family up in our prayers in the days and weeks ahead as we all mourn her untimely passing.”

“Our community has suffered many losses in recent months, many of which have hit very close to home,” Geyen said. “The passing of Ms. Mary Morris has come as a shock. She has proudly represented and fought for the constituents of District A for the past eight years. Her presence and voice on the Council will be greatly missed. We offer our deepest sympathies to her family during this difficult time.”

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