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Joanne Phifer Morton

May 14, 1950 ~ April 19, 2018 (age 67)
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Joanne Phifer Morton, 67, of Norwood, passed away Thursday April 19, 2018.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 2:00PM at Norwood First Presbyterian Church. Pastor Julie Hill and Reverend Bruce League will officiate. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.

Joanne was born on May 14, 1950 in Monroe, North Carolina to the late Earl and Velma Phifer of Stanfield, North Carolina.  Joanne’s brother, Henry Phifer, also preceded her in death. Joanne worked at the company founded by her family, Superior Piping Fabricators & Erectors, Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1970 until 1994.

Joanne was a devout Christian and woman of God; she loved her Church and her Church family. She loved music, and shared her talents by playing fulltime and part-time in various churches throughout her life. She loved living on the lake and vacations on the beach, but certainly not quite as much as she loved her dog, Abby.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Dale Morton of the home; daughter Brandi Lambert, and grandson, Gavin, also of Norwood North Carolina; stepson, Phillip Morton and his wife; Tara, and their son, Ashton of Oakboro, North Carolina; stepson, Shea Morton and his wife Ashley, and their twin boys, Elijah and Shaphan of Oakboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the following of Joanne’s favorite organizations: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via website or mailed to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105; OR Levine Cancer Institute : PO Box 254 Albemarle NC 28002; OR Friends of Stanly County Animals via website:

Edwards Funeral Home of Norwood North Carolina is serving the Morton family.

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