Leona S. Morris, a former community college educator who was in her 70s when she came out of retirement in the 1980s to become WJZ-TV’s senior citizen correspondent, died Dec. 23 in her sleep at her Pikesville condominium.
She was 104.
“Leona was a legitimate member of the Eyewitness News team,” said Marty Bass, longtime WJZ-TV personality and a friend.
“She opened the eyes of parents and baby boomers to the world of seniors and she wanted to help them. She cared, and the guys she worked with, like her longtime cameraman Wayne Butrow, felt her energy,” he said. “She was on the cutting edge and brought a new way of looking at senior life.”
Leona Sara Morris, who was...