Margaret "Margie" Morse

February 14, 1936 - August 13, 2021

Margaret Elizabeth “Margie” Morse, 85, of Nederland, died Friday, August 13, 2021, at Bonne Vie, Port Arthur. She was born February 14, 1936, in Morristown, New Jersey, to Effie Sarah McDonald Norvis and Francis Xavier Norvis. Margie retired as a Purchasing Agent from the chemical industry.

Survivors include her children, Margaret Ann “Peggy” Duhon and husband, Donald, of Lumberton; Maryanne LaCroix and husband, Chad; and Michelle Anne Choate and husband, Michael, all of Nederland; grandchildren, Amber Traxler; Sean Cassell; Heather Romero and husband, Matt; Seth Cassell, Gabrielle “Gabby” Duhon; Blake Gentry; Dillon Gentry; Zachary Ivey; Zoey Ivey; Kyle Choate; and Kylie Choate; great-grandchildren, Skyler Wolfe; Sean Cassell, Jr.; Julian Cassell; Aubrey Romero; and Kennedy Romero; siblings, Frances Mackin; Francis Norvis; Claire Dunn and husband, Edward; and John Norvis and wife, Kathy; and sister-in-law, Barbara Norvis.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Effie and Francis Norvis; husband, Robert Morse; son, Robert W. Morse, Jr.; sisters, Alfreda Smitka and Veronica Kelly; and sons-in-law, Arthur Gentry and John Cassell.

A gathering of Mrs. Morse’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2021, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Mrs. Morse’s family and friends are encouraged to wear her favorite colors, blue and purple, to her services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Morse’s memory to Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706, VFW Ladies Auxillary, 406 W. 34th Street, 10th Floor, Kansas City, Missouri 64111, Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705, and Beaumont Animal Care, 1884 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77703.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • August 22, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • August 22, 2021
  • 5:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • 211, Hardy Ave, Nederland, TX, 77627,
  • August 23, 2021
  • 10:30 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (13)

    Aliene Criswell says:

    I hate so much that I wasn’t with you to say goodbye to this beautiful woman. I always felt like another daughter even when years went by without being close by. I must say a memory that always makes me smile is when I remember how she taped a paper towel to the sliding glass door so I wouldn’t accidentally walk into it again at our senior party 😊. I can’t imagine the loss all of you feel. I hope you can find peace knowing she is no longer in pain and will be watching over you always with Bob by her side As long as we love and remember her, she will never be far. Covid has taken so much from so many, because of the vaccine, we were unable to be with all of you. I’m so glad you were able to be with her at the end. Love and prayers for all of you.

    Kendra Lange says:

    I am sorry I can not be there with y’all in this time. MeMaw was an amazing lady and brought smiles to everyone she talked to. There are no words that can help ease the pain of losing a loved one, just know y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know she is in Heaven smiling down on each of y’all, she was truly loved and will be missed greatly. I love y’all! Please let me know if y’all need anything.

    Kim and Bob Goodwin says:

    Peggy, Maryanne, Michelle,

    No words can express how much Aunt Margie meant to us all, she was an Angel who walked amongst us. Our hearts go out to you all and your families during this time of loss and the saving grace is knowing she is back in Uncle Bob’s arms for another dance. Sending love to you all! 🌹🌹🌹

    Mary Sandlin says:

    Ms. Margie was a beautiful lady inside and out. She had the most beautiful smile and was such a friendly lady. I am so glad that I was able to meet her and see her over the 25 years that Maryanne and I have been friends. I know Ms. Margie was a much loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, relative, and friend to many. My deepest condolences for all of you. You are all in my prayers for comfort and peace. How beautiful that Ms. Margie is having a wonderful reunion with her beloved husband and other family and friends in heaven. May God bless you all.

    Meg Errickson says:

    Peggy, Maryanne and Michelle – I am heartbroken that I no longer have the most caring, loving Aunt on this side of eternity. Her heart was bigger than the State of Texas. Though she was a Jersey Girl, and when you all moved it felt like losing you the first time, Aunt Marge always made it feel like you were all still right here. I wish we could be together and share all of the memories. Please know I am loving you all from afar. I take comfort in knowing she is with Uncle Bob and my Mom but this one is so hard. Love to you all and your families – Love, Meg, Dave, Becca & Luke

    Sharon Crooker says:

    Rest In the Sweetest Peace Aunt Margie! Thank you for everything you have done for all of us. You loved us unconditionally and supported us in anything we did and for that we are and will be eternally grateful! This is such a huge loss for our family and you will be missed terribly! I take solace in knowing that you will be with Uncle Bob and your sisters ❤️🙏❤️🙏 until we meet again ❤️

    Kathy Lovenberg says:

    Peggy, Marianne, Michelle & Families,

    Your mom was such a beautiful person on the inside & out. She was also an amazing, caring, loving & generous Aunt.
    Every year for Christmas she would send a box of gifts for us to moms house. Every year the boxes would get bigger because
    she would include us, our children and our grandchildren. We would open them together at moms house and it became a tradition. I have so many great memories of your mom. She will be truly missed. May your memories help you get through this difficult time. Rest in sweet peace Aunt Margie!❤️

    Maryanne LaCroix says:

    Mothers never really die, they just keep the house up in the sky. They polish the sun by day and light the stars that shine at night, keep the moonbeams silvery bright, and in the heavenly home above they wait to welcome those they love.

    Mom, Margaret Morse even though you are no longer here with me I can still feel your love guiding me. You are always in my heart. I love and miss you dearly. Thanks for giving me life and for all the memories.

    Love, your middle daughter, Maryanne

    Vickie Walsh says:

    To my beautiful cousins, Peggy, Maryanne, Michelle and your families

    Your mom was a beautiful person who genuinely cared about our entire family. I will never forget the endless Christmas gifts she sent to all of us in New Jersey every year! I am grateful that I was able to spend time with her, Peggy and my mom on her last visit here. I know they are having a giant party in heaven to welcome her! I wish I could be there to hug each of you in person! May happy memories help you through this difficult time!
    Love and hugs,
    Vickie and Family

    Donita Templeton says:

    Your mom was a special lady. Always had a witty comment and a pleasure to know and be around. She will be truly missed by all that knew and loved her.
    Prayers for the family in the days ahead.

    Heather Romero says:

    Memaw was not just my grandmother she was my friend. I loved our talks on the phone and when we were together I loved how real she was and always said the right things when you needed to hear it the most. She cared so much for her family and all of the family animals ❤( she would always bring animal treats to all of our houses to make sure they were taking care of too. )Her heart was full! Her faith was like no other and I know without a shadow of a doubt she gained her wings and is in Heaven dancing 💛. Love you Memaw . Love your Heather xoxo .

    Margaret (Peggy) Duhon says:

    Mother’s hold their childrens hands for a while but their hearts forever. I truly never learned what the words ” I MISS YOU” were until I reached for my Mom’s hand and it wasn’t there. In life ‘WE LOVED YOU DEARLY,” in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill. “FLY HIGH MY BEAUTIFUL ANGEL” 😇🦋😇🦋😇🦋

    Jamie Schexnaider says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.

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Barbara Fesco

Margie, I will truly miss you. We have been friends for over 40 yrs. I know Bob will be glad to see you. You are in my THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. Fly high with your Angels. R IP MY SWEET FRIEND

Jenny Curbow

I am so sorry I can’t attend but know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I truly adored her.

Jerri Stewart

Prayers for all of her family and loved ones. I have only fond memories of her. She was well known for her big heart, beautiful soul and for me her sense of humor. She was loved by anyone who came into contact with her. God speed. Love Jerri

Harold and Warriene Flatt

RiIP my lifelong friend of 61 years. In Heaven you will see Colleen again and you both can reminisce about our vacations we took together for so many years. I will always remember you Bob and the girls down on the New Jersey shore, California, Las Vegas oh so many. The dinners we had with your sisters and brothers., working together at Drew Chemical. I my tears are flowing for our loss. I love you Margie.

Nancy Gondron

No one can ever replace your mother but I will say this, I’m 83 in October and she was 85. I was a substitute teacher for 10 years after I retired from the FBI so I find myself wanting to volunteer to be a substitute mommy to you in anyway I can. Much love and compassion to you darling.