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Kimberly Jeanette Morphew

of New Deal, TX

October 10, 1949 - January 4, 2022

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Kimberly Jeanette (Harris) Morphew, 72, of New Deal, Texas, passed away on January 4, 2022. Kim was born on October 10, 1949. Originally from her beloved birth state of Ohio, she lived in many different states, and she moved to New Deal in August of 2020. She was a member of Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock.

A lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, autumn was her favorite season. She could provide colorful commentary on every college and pro football game in such detail that the great John Madden would have been impressed.

While she spent the majority of her professional life as a legal secretary, her heart belonged to teaching. She spent most of the 1990’s educating young minds at Raymond High School & Rebul Academy. She was a perpetual supporter of her students in all their endeavors. After her official retirement, she worked to obtain her doctorate in Education. Her final thesis was approved just a few weeks prior to her death. She loved music, the pursuit of knowledge and playing an impactful role on young people.

Kim is survived by her third husband Kip Morphew of New Deal, parents Richard T. & Allison Harris of Palm Harbor, Florida, daughters Rachel (Brad) Roberts and Pamela (Kevin) Wallace of Jackson, Mississippi, five grandchildren, Lacy, Corey, Kimberly, Riley, & Cassandra, four step-children Preston Benton, Lexi Benton, Zachary Morphew, Branson Morphew, younger brother Richard T. Harris, II, beloved cousins Brenda Ramey Combs and Jeni Harris Cheatham and cherished friend and partner in crime, Shay Elliot. She is preceded in death by two previous husbands, Rick Knox and Phillip Benton.

It was Kim's wishes that no services be held. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in her name to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation at

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3 Condolence(s)
Becky Usry
McComb, MS
Sunday, January 23, 2022

I was extremely saddened to learn of Kim’s death. Please accept my sincere condolences. I worked with Kim at Brunini Law Firm (Jackson, MS) many and will always remember her as a kind, witty, caring friend. I know she will be greatly missed .. her memory will live forever in my heart!

Troy Dampeer
Madison, TN
Friday, January 7, 2022

She was my band director. She opened my eyes to a lot of things that were outside of my norm. She made me a better thinker and listener. Those life skills were really needed in my adult life. Her dedication to her students and the sacrifices that she made were greatly appreciated. May she rest in paradise.

Kent and DeeDee Higgins
Canal Winchester, OH
Thursday, January 6, 2022

We both graduated with Kim. I became friends with her in high school chorus. Kim was kind to all and well-liked by many. We reconnected on facebook a few years back and enjoyed quite a few conversations. I pray God comforts those dear to her left to mourn her.