Gaynell Outlaw Morelock, 69 returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Memorial services were held for family at Mountain View Memory Gardens. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her during her illness and ultimately gave her peace.
Gaynell was born to the late Rev. John Herald Outlaw and Ola Sargent Outlaw on Monday, May 8, 1950.
Her grandparents were Joseph Outlaw and Callie Caskey Outlaw, Charlie Sargent and Lula Hicks Sargent. She was immersed in the Christian community that would be her lifelong support from an early age. She graduated from Section High School in 1968. She was an avid reader, and her taste was eclectic. Her talents were many and among the ones she loved were flower arranging, gardening and painting. She found peace and joy when she was doing her artwork. One talent that she enjoyed was decorating, and she was requested to do so often.
Gaynell married Rodney Morelock on August 28, 1969 and moved to DeKalb County. There they lived and raised their daughter, Kelly. Gaynell was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was involved as a member and taught Sunday school classes, vacation bible school and arts and crafts. Gaynell had a way of letting people know they were important to her, and she was always there to help family, friends and neighbors. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones who celebrate that she is at peace with her creator.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Morelock; grandson, Cole Holland; sisters, Jimmie Faye Shrader, Janice Hendrix; brothers, John Outlaw, Emory Outlaw; eight nieces; three nephews; sister-in-law, Susan Ellison; special friend, Craig Harper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Wayne Morelock; sisters, Lula Carter, Louise Townsen; father-in-law, Buren Morelock; mother-in-law, Lee Dale Morelock; brothers-in-law, Herman Carter, Billy Townson, Jesse Shrader, Stanley Morelock; nephew, John Ellison.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in Albertville.