Deanna Roselani Tsit Fa Keuma Morgan
With heavy hearts we are sad to announce the passing of our dear mother, “Deanna Roselani Tsit Fa Keuma Morgan” Hendersonville, TN at her home on Sunday, October 2, 2022. She was 83 years old.
She was the oldest of 5 children born to the late Ernest and Dora (Leong) Keuma on March 21, 1939, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She grew up in Palolo Valley and was a 1957 graduate of Kaimuki High School.
Deanna honored her Chinese Hawaiian heritage by sharing her ALOHA spirit with all that crossed her path.
Her favorite memory of growing up on the island, was waiting on her father to come home from work from Pearl Harbor, loading up the car with her siblings and a basket of food, and heading to the beach for picnic dinners.
Some of her other fond childhood memories included spending weekends at her Leong Grandparents home playing with her numerous cousins. She loved climbing fruit trees and sliding down mud slides.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her youngest sister, Pamela. Surviving her in Hawaii are her siblings Ernest (Phyllis) Keuma of Waipahu, HI, sisters Winona (Paul) Shito of Aiea, HI, and Gwendolyn (Dino) Rios of Hilo, Hawaii and many, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is survived by her 5 Children Scott (Patti) Morgan, Jennifer (John) Merchant, Chad (Jenny) Morgan, and Amy Norris all of Hendersonville, and Lorri Morgan (Kyla Green) of Nashville. She is also survived by their father, Chuck Morgan, Mother-In-Law Beverly Lewis of Bowling Green, KY, and the Harper and McMillan cousins.
Her Grandchildren, Nicole (Rusty) Cook, Michael Zimmerlee, Kendall, Drew (Savanna), and Brady (Alyssa) Morgan, Lucas Wheeler, Cassidy and Chase Norris, Lindsey, Caleb (Kaleigh), and Isabella (Cary Cox) Morgan. Jordan (Jason) Kinnaman, Sydney (Mike) Bond, Wyatt and Ryley Marez.
Her GREAT Grandchildren, Simon, Sophia, Julius, Brylee, Cole, Lyla, Blakeley, Nevaeh, Karis, Raema, Shiloh, Norah, Boston, Dawson, Emmelee, Cara, and Calum.
No matter the relationship, each of us held a special place in her heart.
She is also survived by many lifelong friends, including the Dorsey’s and the George’s, as well as many special friends at OLOL.
Deanna and her family moved from Honolulu, HI to Franklin, KY in 1965 where they were members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They then moved to Hendersonville, TN in 1974 and became members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church where she participated in Bible Study Groups and was a member of the Legions of Mary. It brought her great joy providing comfort and support to her fellow worshipers. Our mom was the epitome of 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 and 8 "Love never Fails."
Deanna worked at Dorsey Signs, Baskin Robbins, and finally Kroger, where she retired. She always greeted her customers with a smile on her face and treated everyone with dignity and respect. You had an instant friend no matter if you were a co-worker or a customer.
Our mother lived each day by the words found at Matt. 22: 37-39. Once you had the privilege of meeting Deanna you were captivated by her glowing personality and her unforgettable smile. With her ukulele in her hand, you would begin to hear her sing these words
“YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE”
Mom, you are definitely our SUNSHINE, and the world will never be the same without you. You have given us a legacy to live by: That no matter the trial or obstacle-We too will be successful if we: CONTINUE TO LIVE OUR LIVES WITH A SMILE!
And as the Hawaiian song ALOHA OE says:
“UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN”
Rest In Peace our Dear Beautiful Mother
She mastered the art of Forgiveness, especially with family. After all, OHANA is EVERYTHING. So, in honor of our Mother, be like Deanna, and find it in your heart to forgive……and smile!
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 12th from 4pm to 8pm at Sumner Funeral & Cremation Lakeside, 104 Sanders Ferry Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075
There will also be a visitation from 1pm to 2pm on Thursday, October 13th at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop 30 Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075
A Funeral Mass will immediately follow where Aloha Attire is encouraged.
Deanna’s final resting will be at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, HI with her parents and sister.
She will also live on eternally in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched along the way.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alive Hospice at
, 1710 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or Room in the Inn at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop 30 Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.