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1936 Faye 2021

Faye Morris

December 19, 1936 — December 4, 2021

Faye’s Story
The Beginning
The story began in Dixon, Illinois where the union of Ruth & Charles Edwards produced sisters Faye and Charlotte. The close-knit group lived near loving family members and friends. Together since youth, the sisters remained close throughout adulthood.

Bright Lights Big City
Faye moved to Chicago and eventually met Raymond Morris. Their union produced son Christian. Ray & Faye raised their son to put education first and always work hard.

Merry Mixologist
Early in her working career, she served as a mixologist to the locals and some stars, serving the likes of Soul Train’s Don Cornelius and Lionel Richie from the Commodores. She was adored by the customers and enjoyed this time in her career.

An Affayre to Remember
Faye found a new calling and started to learn the artistry of floral design. Like many before her, this entrepreneur started in the basement of her home. She crafted various floral arrangements there before moving to her own storefront. Faye’s Flower Affayre located at 6423 S. Cottage Grove became more than just another flower shop. It served as a home base for family and friends to gather (and work, if you happened to stay for more than five minutes); a training site for younger family members to learn the business and gain working experience; and was a beacon of light to inspire the community. She took great pride in her work and always sought to use the highest quality flowers and materials to design spectacular floral arrangements. After more than 30 years of serving the Chicago metropolitan area, Faye closed the doors one last time in 2013 and retired. The flower shop lives on in celluloid history as it is seen in the Paul Newman & Tom Cruise movie, The Color of Money.

Let Them Eat Cake
Affectionately known as Miss Faye or Faye Faye, she had a great talent for making the most delectable desserts. Friends and family near or far called on Miss Faye to make cakes for special events or just because.

On The Story Goes
Faye’s story is not done. She lives on through the love and memories of Sister Charlotte;Son Christian; Daughter by Love Summer; Grand Loves Soloa, Stylish, and Larry; Beloved Cousins, Nieces & Nephews, other Family; and Cherished Friends.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Faye Morris, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 16, 2021

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Progressive Funeral Parlor

7208 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

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Wake

Friday, December 17, 2021

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Progressive Funeral Parlor

7208 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

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Visitation

Friday, December 17, 2021

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Progressive Funeral Parlor

7208 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

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Entombment

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