Shirley Heist (Morgan) Humphrey

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on August 23, 1930

Departed on April 5, 2017 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Shirley Heist (Morgan) Humphrey, age 86 of Nashville, passed away April 5, 2017. Born in Nashville, TN to the late Charles A. Heist, Jr. and Clara Turner Heist. Graduated from Isaac Litton High School (1948), Middle Tennessee State University B.S. (1958), Peabody Vanderbilt MA & EdS (1965). She began her teaching career at St. Edwards and then taught in Metro Public Schools until her retirement with 41 years of service combined. She received many awards during her varied teaching career. Shirley was a loving Momma and Grams. She was extremely proud of the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She tirelessly advocated for animal rights. She was an outstanding cook and loved traveling to spend time with her family.

Preceded in death by her parents, brother Charles A. Heist, III, and her husband Alan L. Humphrey.

Survived by the father of her children, Joe Morgan, Sr, devoted children: Diane Morgan Garrett (Jerry), Cissie Morgan Hughes (Eddie), Joe Morgan, Jr., Dawn Morgan Bagby. Grandchildren: Suzanne Evans (Justin), Amanda Tobin (Caitlin), Meghan Beltz (Ray), Emily Hughes, Colleen Garrett, Kathleen Pence (Christopher), Chip Hughes (Mary Margaret). Great-Grandchildren: Maya Evans, Haley Beltz, Bentley Beltz, and Baby Hughes. Nieces and nephew: Charlene, Susan, and Charles T., and many dear friends.

Visitation with the family will be Monday, April 10 from 4-8 PM at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home Hwy 100 (615) 646-9292. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 11, in the chapel of St. Henry Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery 660 Thompson Lane. Her grandchildren will serve as active pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Shirley’s honor may be made to Happy Tales (615) 261-7387 happytaleshumane.com

16 Comments to Shirley Heist (Morgan) Humphrey

  1. Allen, Jen and Zack
    April 9, 2017 6:54 pm

    Diane and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  2. GHS friends
    April 10, 2017 12:48 pm

    Emily and family,

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  3. Jackie Harrris Vanatta-Thorne
    April 10, 2017 3:09 pm

    One of my favorite teachers at Cohn. Always guaranteed a good laugh in her class. Prayers for all of her family being lifted up.

    • Diane Garrett Daughter
      April 15, 2017 7:53 pm

      Thank you so much! She truly enjoyed teaching. It would have made her proud to see a comment like yours!

  4. Amy Jordan
    April 10, 2017 5:02 pm

    Such a wonderful lady…she will truly be missd…she was my favorite teacher @ pearl-cohn…we even kept in touch after i graduated with letters n a card every year at christmas…gone but never forgotten. R.I.P. Ms. Heist…i loved u dearly!

    • Diane Garrett Daughter
      April 15, 2017 7:54 pm

      Thank you so much! She truly enjoyed teaching for 41 years. It would have made her proud to see a comment like yours!

  5. Terry Wright Gwynn
    April 10, 2017 5:36 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful teacher. Prayers for all.

    • Diane Garrett Daughter
      April 15, 2017 7:56 pm

      Thank you so much! She truly enjoyed teaching for 41 years. It would have made her proud top see a comment like yours!

  6. Calvin Johnson
    April 10, 2017 7:34 pm

    My favorite teacher of all. Always had a blast in her classroom. One of the finest ladies I’ve ever known.

    • Diane Garrett Daughter
      April 15, 2017 7:58 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment! She truly enjoyed teaching for 41 years. It would have pleased her and made her proud to see a comment like yours! She was a fine Lady!

  7. Don McWright
    April 10, 2017 8:20 pm

    Everyone at Cohn High School loved this lady ! We learned but had so much fun and she didn’t take crap from anyone. She was one tough cookie. I remember well she nick-named me Jelly belly and I soon lost 30 lbs. I guess that was the science/ psychology teacher in her ! My thoughts and prayers for the family, but just imagine where she’s at !

    • Diane Garrett Daughter
      April 15, 2017 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment about my mother! She did not take crap form her children either!! Glad she had a positive influence on you. It would have made her proud to read a comment like yours!

  8. April Schoate
    April 10, 2017 9:56 pm

    She was a lovely lady and the best P.E.teacher I had. She will be missed from all the firebirds at pchs class of 95 #RIP MS HEIST

  9. Diane Garrett Daughter
    April 15, 2017 8:02 pm

    Thank you for your kind comment! She truly enjoyed her 41 years of teaching. It would have made her proud to read your thoughts about her! It makes me proud.

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