When Josephine Morrison arrived in Kingsport in 1939, she set out to lead the Christian Education program at First Presbyterian Church. She provided leadership for the entire congregation and met the love of her life, Hall Morrison. Always an individual who listened for God’s call, she and Hall raised three children while serving the Kingsport community. Seventy-five years ago, they were asked to help establish Waverly Road Presbyterian Church, where Jo continues to be an active member. In 1985, Jo helped co-found Holston Habitat for Humanity, which has provided new homes for nearly 325 low-income families in the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee. She has served on local and state housing coalitions and formed and chaired the Kingsport Housing Coalition. More recently, Jo helped establish the Kingsport Homeless Ministry, a Christian based non-profit group committed to providing a shelter and day-center for the homeless of Kingsport. At 104 years of age, she currently serves as vice-chair of that organization.
Jo Morrison is a faithful servant who builds up and supports individuals and organizations, bringing about positive change to our community. We are blessed to have her with us in Kingsport.