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Morgan Ashley Cochran

Morgan Ashley Cochran, 25, passed away Tuesday, Oct 29th in her Virginia Beach home. Born in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of Angela Cochran of Newport News, VA and the late Lewis Tynes. Morgan was the beloved granddaughter of Josephine Russell and Brenda Cochran and niece to a wonderful loving uncle, Vincent Russell. 

Morgan graduated high school through home school assistance from Young Musicians of Virginia. She earned her Science of Associates Degree from Richard Bland College and a Bachelors of Science from the University of Virginia at Wise. Morgan was an accomplished violinist and played drums, guitar, piano and participated in ballet and tap dancing. After college, Morgan served in our country with AMERICORP and Peace Corps in Tanzania, Africa. 

Morgan was dedicated to Christ as an infant. She was water baptized and given membership at Kempsville Presbyterian Church. Morgan loved serving and helping all of God's People. She did short term missions in Columbia, South America. She volunteered to serve the homeless and soup kitchens in Norfolk Union Mission. She would spend summer in Wisconsin at camp that aided with the mental and emotional challenged. She loved traveling and fishing.

Her presence will live on in the lives of those she touched. Well done faithful servant, Morgan. May your spirit of kindness, courage, dependability, faithfulness and volunteering live on in each of us. 

She is also survived by her brother and friend, Samuel Cochran and sister-in-law, Ashley Cochran; precious niece, Serenity; nephew, Samuel, VI. Morgan also leaves behind: her first loving, kind, understanding child caregiver, Ms. Phyllis Shannon; great aunts and uncles, great-great aunts and uncles and a score of cousins.

Galatians 6:10 (NIV): "Therefore let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to a family of believers."


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To the Cochran family so sorry to hear about your loss. Continue to hold to God's Unchanging hand and trust in his word. Many blessing to you all. God Bless
Stephanie & Doris Gwaltney

Stephanie Gwaltney Nov 7 2019 12:00 AM

You were a shining star when you came into my life and showed me things, experiences and emotions that could never be replicated We had some many memories packed into what seems like now such a short time. Even with bad times we stayed friends even up until now. Where it was jobs, relationships or simply life we could always talk, even if it was late at night. You always loved to travel and now you have the wings to go anywhere. I will never forget you and as you look down from the kingdom of heaven just know In my heart I will always love you. Rest In Paradise.

Terry Jernigan Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

I met Morgan at Richard Bland through mutual friends during her first year and my second. Our last semester before we graduated we took a class together and got pretty close. Morgan was sweet enough to drive me to and from the farm that we had class at. During those drives and class we created a lot of memories, had a lot of laughs, and created a great friendship. After we graduated we didnt stay in contact like I would have hoped but nothing takes away the memories we did share. Morgan, you will be missed and know that you were most definitely loved! RIP sweet girl!

Mary Veney T. Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

Remembering Morgan My childhood Bestfriend!!! Remembering our laughter, her warm smile & her big heart. Ill cherish our friendship forever love you !

Alisha areed Nov 4 2019 12:00 AM

Morgan and I met in college at UVA-Wise. We spent a lot of time together then and became very close. We moved to San Diego together in 2016 and lived together while there. Morgan was always so full of excitement and wonder for the world. She enjoyed living in the moment and was full of love. My heart aches at her passing and I will forever cherish the moments we had together and the adventure she brought into my life. Rest in peace, sweet girl.

Cassandra Gilliam Nov 4 2019 12:00 AM

Morgan and I left Tanzania and the Peace Corps at the same time. Prior to leaving , we had a weekend of waiting. We did hang out and traveled around Dar es Salaam a bit. She was full of joy and energy, excited to be going back home. I am forever glad we got to spend that time together. May her light shine on. Rest in peace.

Jayne Kainulainen Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Morgan Cochran

Donielle & Gregory Blake Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

A Pedestal Arrangement was sent by The Blake Family on November 3, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

A Grandma's Garden Table Basket was sent on November 3, 2019

Please accept our sympathy and prayers. Bill and Mary Landong

Expression of Sympathy Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" . Morgan and I became friends in Peace Corps Tanzania. Our friendship blossomed after she left Tanzania. She was more than a friend she became my sister. Rest in heaven.

Katherine Patterson Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

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