(Wanda) Sue Collins Morse, 75, passed away on August 19 at Baptist Hospital after an extended illness. She was born on December 12, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Grace Dunlap and Herbert Collins.
She was predeceased by her parents, her son, William Lawrence Morse, her infant son, Jeffrey Collins Morse.
Surviving her are her husband, Fred I.; daughter, Mary Catherine “Catie” Morse Foster, of Los Angeles; sister, Linda Collins; and numerous cousins.
She lived in Little Rock most of her life and raised her family with her husband of 51 years, Fred I. Morse, III. In 2002, Sue and Fred I. moved to Chicago where their two children lived and moved back to Little Rock in 2010.
Sue attended the University of Arkansas, Iowa State University, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, and graduated from LRU (now UALR) in 1961. At LRU she founded and became the first President of Tau Sigma Sorority, a local Sorority. She was a founding member and the first President of the Little Rock Junior Departmental Club, and a member of Departmental Club and Prodeo, a group in which her grandmother, mother and sister were members.
Her two children graduated from Pulaski Academy where she was President of the Pulaski Academy PTSO and the PA Band Boosters.
She was a member of First Christian Church, and in 1994, she began a very successful Food Pantry at the Church which still feeds the hungry in Little Rock.
She and Fred I. were Secretary-Treasurer and President of Collins and Company, Inc., a company founded by her father, Herbert, and her Uncle John Collins in 1950. Funeral arrangements are by Roller Chenal Funeral Home (501)224-8300.
A visitation will be held at the First Christian Church, 1500 N. Mississippi, in Little Rock, on Friday, August 24 at 1:00 P. M. The service will be Friday, August 24 at 2:00 P. M. at the Church. The family will be at the home of Linda Collins at 28 Montagne Ct.
Sue was always concerned about Catie’s Lupus, and, in lieu of flowers, she requested that memorials be made to the Lupus Foundation of America (www.lupus.org), or to the First Christian Church Elders’ Fund.