Meridee Frances Morrison Dick
Virginia Beach, VA – On Saturday, September 19, 2009, Meridee Frances Morrison Dick was surrounded by family and friends as God brought her home to Him. Meri, the daughter of Frances Hills Gillan and Richard Allen Morrison, was born February 5, 1961, in Wellsville, N.Y.
Meri attended high school in Salisbury, Maryland, and moved to Virginia Beach shortly after graduation. She spent the majority of her adult life in the restaurant business. One of her proudest moments was the opening of her own restaurant, Ballyhoos in Norfolk.
Meri was a warm, sharing, compassionate, vibrant, independent and determined individual. She was creative and loved to serve as the party planner for all her family and friends. Meri easily made friends everywhere she went. She had friends for every stage of her life which she maintained throughout her life.
Family was dear to Meri and she was proud of all of them. She was especially proud of her father’s and two brother’s association with the Fire Department. She made a major contribution to the Virginia Beach Firefighter’s Memorial.
Meri was predeceased by her brother, Jim Kellogg, and her Uncle Jim Morrison. She is survived by her husband, Randy; parents Fran and Lee Gillan, Dick and Sandy Morrison; sister, Sue Kellogg Wells Robert; brothers Rodney Kellogg Brenda, Rik Kellogg, and Matt Morrison Jen; nieces and nephews Christen, Kody, Justin, Whitney, Mitchell, Gary, Michael, Joshua, Erin, Emily, Jimi and Jason; numerous great nieces and nephews; and her very special friends Kelly, Dawn, Sybil and Donna.
She is also survived by her ‘children’, golden retrievers – Sophie Marie and Sammy George. One of Meri’s greatest joys was taking Sophie and Sammy to run on the beach at 64th Street.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, September 24th at 2 p.m. at Virginia Beach Christian Church, 2225 Rose Hall Drive, Virginia Beach, with a reception following at the home of her father, Dick Morrison.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the food pantry at Virginia Beach Christian Church.