Diana Kay Morris

August 28, 1964 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old


Life’s Reflections

Diana Kay Morris, affectionately, known as “Kay”, was born to Alvester Fells and Claudia McCollom Fells on August 28, 1964, at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kay attended Katherine B. Richardson Elementary School, in Kansas City, Missouri, and got her first experience at performing dance, cheerleading and drama class.

Kay continued her love of performing while she attended Central Junior and Central Senior High School, home of the Mighty Blue Eagles, Class of ‘82, where she was a cheerleader. She also participated in track, drama, member of the class cabinet, Who’s Who, and the Upper Bound Program, among others, and enjoyed them all.

Kay continued her education at Penn Valley Community College, There she was a cheerleader, as she earned an Associates Degree. Her education continued as she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Journalism at Central Missouri State University, in Warrensburg, Missouri.

After college, Kay began her career in Management, working at DST for 10+ years. Ky also held management positions at State Street Bank, Morrill and James (M & J) Bank as Vice President of Client Relations., SS&C Technologies as a Supervisor in Financial Service Operations, Ad Hoc Group Against Crime as a Civil Rights Monitor, and Commerce Bank as a Supervisor in Remittance Processing.

In 1996, Kay married Kenneth Morris. To that union, a daughter, NiKayla was born. The marriage was later dissolved in 2002.

Kay was a long-time member at the Church of Christ for many years, starting at the 39th Street location, under the leadership of Bro. Marion Holt. Kay continued and followed to the new location Swope Parkway Church of Christ, under the leadership of Bro. Martin Thomas, and later under the leadership of Bro. Gerald McGill.

Later Kay relocated to the Greater Missionary Church of Christ, under the leadership of Bro. Branden A. Mims, where she proudly served on the Ladies Ministry, Ladies Benevolence Group, Baptismal Committee, Marketing Consultant, and Pastor’s Event Team.

Kay was full of life and was known as the social butterfly. She lived her life with open arms – and to the beat of her own drum, and always being the first to extend a helping hand. Her naturally infectious personality touched everyone she knew. She was an outgoing, loving spirit that will be truly missed.

Kay was a dog lover and loved her dog, Foxy or Foxy Girl or Foxy Doodle. She loved her Little Miss Foxy with all her heart.

Kay enjoyed herself wherever she went. She had lots of “Kay” hobbies. She enjoyed, actually loved, roller skating, which started at Rhythm Lane Skating Rink. Kay loved a good meal at nice restaurants. And yes, that was a “Kay” hobby.

She enjoyed shopping, watching TCM (Turner Classic Movies), Sci-Fi (Science Fiction) movies, talking on the phone for hours with her girlfriends. She also enjoyed line dancing, Chicago Stepping and the Famous Kansas City Two-Step, and she enjoyed classes at The Jeff and Diana Thatcher’s Dance Class and

The Dee Barker’s Line Dance Classes, church activities, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

Kay’s most precious gift in life was her daughter, Nikayla, whom she loved with all her heart and soul.

Our sweet Kay will be missed immensely.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Alvester and Claudia Fells; her brother, Alvester Fells, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Blanche Fells; and her maternal grandparents, John and Pauline McCullom.

Kay leaves to cherish her memories: her daughter, NiKayla Morris of Kansas City, MO; two sisters: Paulette Bruce (Andre) of Lee’s Summit, MO and Loria Fells of Kansas City, MO; five nephews, Andre Bruce, Jr. of Kansas City, MO, Corey Bruce of Kansas City, MO, Shaun Bruce of Lee’s Summit, MO, Alvester Travon Fells of Kansas City MO, Isaac Williams of Blue Springs, MO; three nieces: Chandra Fells of Raytown, MO, Colby Fells of Raytown, MO, JaSiah Williams of Columbia MO, a special Uncle, Roger Fells of Kansas City, MO, a host of loving cousins and relatives who will love and miss her dearly, life-long friends: Constance Randle, Lisa Gibson, Angela Smith, The Patterson Twins: Kevin and Calvin, and The Chillettes, and Brenda Miles.

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September 9, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Greater Metropolitan Church of the Christ
3735 Wabash Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109

Funeral Service
September 9, 2023

11:00 AM
Greater Metropolitan Church of the Christ
3735 Wabash Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109

Private Disposition


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