Mrs. Leslie Morris was born and raised in Columbus, GA and attended Jordan High School. She then went on to Columbus State University, where she graduated, and then began to work for Synovus, where worked for the last 34 years, but most recently retired in Dec. 2020.
She’s been married for 35 years to her wonderful husband, and they share 2 children. Her oldest lives here in Columbus and her youngest daughter lives in Atlanta, GA. She has 1 grandson, whom she loves dearly.
How did you get involved with WCGCC and what is your role?
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November, 2012. In January, 2013, I went through all of my surgeries (double mastectomy) and then chemo and radiation that March. By fall of 2013, I was completed with all of my treatment and that’s when I was introduced to a then co-worker to volunteer at WCGCC. She invited me to a committee meeting, and I then became involved. It started to become very near and dear to me because over time, some of my friends started to develop breast cancer.
Five years ago, I began to chair events, and for the past three years, I have served as the assistant treasurer on the board of directors.
Special Interest- What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Well, my husband refers to me as the “World Famous Fiddler”- meaning I love “fiddling” with all types of things. I love learning how things work and also how to fix things. I’m a huge Georgia Bulldog fan and love to watch and go their games. I also love to travel with my family.
One word that best describes the WCGCC?