Frederick "Ricky" Morrison
September 22, 1957  -  November 22, 2018

Frederick "Ricky" Morrison

American Cancer Society

Frederick "Ricky" Morrison died in his home on November 22, 2018 in Gulf Breeze, Florida due to complications following his fight with cancer. He was 61.

Fred was born on September 22, 1957 in Anniston, AL to his parents, Pat and Freddie Morrison. He graduated from Gadsden State with a degree in nursing, then moved to Pensacola Beach, Fl in 1988 where he later met his wife, Catherine. The Morrisons lived in Gulf Breeze where Fred worked as an operating room nurse at Baptist, Sacred Heart, and West Florida Hospitals. Fred was a caring and compassionate nurse, well liked and respected by his patients and coworkers alike. Fred was a passionate fan of music, the beach, and Alabama football.

Fred is survived by his wife Catherine; step-sons, Chaz and Brandon; granddaughters, Naomi and Anabelle; father, Freddie; sisters, Kim and Patti; brother-in-law, Mick; and nephews, Michael and Tony. He is preceded in death by his mother, Pat.

Fred will be cremated and have his ashes interred in his family plot beside his mother in a private ceremony next month in Anniston, AL. A celebration of life will take place on Pensacola Beach next spring. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Fred’s life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society.

He will be missed. Roll tide.


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  1. Cindy Lawrence
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    Fred inspired me to become a nurse almost 30 years ago and enchanted me with music but better yet he married my dearest friend Cathy and I was lucky to bridge my circle of friends into one. We had many memorable events together and he was always a gentleman with an incredible sense of humor always being the best host cooking up a "Fred Spread" to celebrate whatever the occasion might be for that day... life!
    You will be dearly missed my friend ...May you rest easy and Roll Tide ♡

  2. Michele Biles
    Pensacola, FL

    Fred was a very kind nurse and one of the funniest people I have worked with. I am saddened by his passing and will keep his family in my prayers. I worked with Fred at the ASC at the Medical Center Clinic

  3. Deborah Houlihan
    Pensacola, FL

    You were loved by all who knew you because you were such a great person. I'm blessed to have known. you. Roll Tide!

  4. Deborah Houlihan
    Pensacola, FL

    Fred you were loved by so many because you were such a great human being. I feel blessed to have known you. Roll Tide!

  5. Mary Bush
    Jacksonville, FL

    I worked with Fred at JBSC. He was a true gentleman.

  6. Michael Thurmond
    Nashville, TN

    You were one of my first friends at Lipscomb. I enjoyed reading your post after I found you on Facebook after so many years. All I can say now is Roll Tide. I am sure you will be looking down when Alabama wins the national championship!

  7. Donna Engleman-Payne
    Pensacola, FL

    My thoughts, prayers, and love to Cathy & all of Freds Family. He was a good, kind, caring, compassionate man, and a wonderful OR nurse that I respected and thought the world of. He will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege to know Fred.❤️🙏🏼❤️

  8. Kristeen Olsen-Reamy
    Owings, MD

    What a unique man. I will always remember his great sense of humor, infectious laugh and uncanny ability to make the slow cooker produce sports event themed delights. He made history fun, sand dollars beautiful and everyone feel welcome. I believe we are all better for having had him in our lives. My love and prayers go out to those who loved him and were loved by him.

  9. Ricky Jordan
    Montgomery, AL

    "Roll Tide"...Yes, Fred will be missed by all that knew him. His laughter and humor was a bright light for all around him. I will always remember the many happy days I was fortunate enough to share with my friend Fred. No one loved Alabama football more than my friend Fred. I know you and my friend Buddy will really have fun enjoying every new championship from the best seats in heaven.

  10. Kim White
    hartselle, AL

    May the love of family and friends comfort you in these difficult days . Fred was a wonderful person. Hugs and prayers to you all.

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