March 29, 1939 ~ June 23, 2019

Born in: Muscadine, AL
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Freda Ford Morrison Haze, 80, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Flesher’s Fairview Health Care.

Freda was the daughter of the late George Lindsey and Jewel Chandler Ford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Haze, who died in April; brothers, Al and David Ford and grandson Scott Alan Morrison.

Freda was born in Muscadine, AL, in 1939 and moved with her family to Kannapolis in 1941. She graduated from Brown High School and moved to Buncombe Co. in 1961. She began her career at First Union Bank in Brevard in 1965. She retired from the bank following 34 years of service, during which time she earned the positions of Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager.

Mrs. Haze served as past President of the Brevard Jaycettes and was a former member of the Asheville Jaycettes. She was a board member of the West Asheville Business Association and a former Vice President of the Asheville Business Women’s Association. She was also active with United Way of Asheville, the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and the March of Dimes.

Mrs. Haze had been a member of East Asheville United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and served as co-director of the youth group. Additionally, Freda sang with the “Masters Children Trio.”

She is survived by her daughter, Tamra Morrison Burroughs (Tony); sons, Trent Morrison (Becky) and Timothy Morrison (Carolina); brothers, Bill Ford and M.D. Ford; grandchildren, Lacey Morrison Holcomb (Joshua), Zachary Morrison; great-grandsons, Michael Morrison, Trent Morrison, Mott Holcomb; step-great-granddaughters, Lana and Kenzie Holcomb; step-daughters, Sharon Norton (Ralf) and Kimberly Harvey (Dave); and also her loving nephews and nieces.

The memorial service for Mrs. Haze will be held Saturday, July 13th at 4:00 p.m. in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Pastor Phillip Hurst, from East Asheville United Methodist Church will officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The March Of Dimes. This was a special charity to our mother for years. Then, when her grandson Zachary was born premature; the March of Dimes was there for the family.


Memorial Service: July 13, 2019 4:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I am so sorry for your loss! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.

  2. Trent, Becky and Family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your seat Mother. May the precious memories and God’s comforting peace carry you thru this difficult time.

    Your friend and former coworker,

  3. Tammy, Trent, Tim and families,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Freda’s passing. She will always remain in our hearts and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Bud, Carole and Dillon Howington

  4. love all of you, prayers for you, Bob and Freda were great friends to our family of 19. God Bless all of you Morrisons. Shirley and Jim

  5. Trent and family, so sorry for your loss. Such a lovely lady who was so kind to my sons, Mitchell and Darrell Bridges. May God be with you all.

  6. So sorry for your loss. Such a lovely lady who was so kind to my sons, Mitchell and Darrell Bridges. May God comfort you in your time of grief.

  7. Freda was a wonderful high school friend at A.L. Brown. She was always pleasant and had a great smile, very easy to get along with. I remember seeing her at some of our reunions. I also remember riding back on the bus with her from our Jr. Washington trip. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. Blessings to all her family and friends.

  8. To the Freda Ford Morrison Haze family. I am so sorry to learn of Freda’s passing. She was one of my best friends in high school. She carried her warm, loving smile and personality throughout her life. She always was a wonderful and beautiful person. I will cherish her as my friend and have wonderful memories of her and our relationship. We enjoyed reminiscing together during our high school reunions. May the Lord bless and comfort all of you. She was a GREAT lady! She will be missed.

  9. I am so very sorry to hear of Freda’s passing. She was a wonderful Kennilworth Forest neighbor and I also fondly remember her from my visits to First Union. I hope that you will find peace in the fond memories you share.

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