Charlotte Elma Laws Morrison, age 76, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Charlotte was born August 1, 1946 in the small town of Allegan, Michigan. She grew up on a farm and for a while attended a one-room school. She graduated with honors from Allegan High School in 1965 and attended Western Michigan University, earning a B.S. degree in chemistry there in 1969. After graduation, she took a job at the Upjohn Company's Quality Control Lab in Kalamazoo. Later Charlotte decided on a change of career and moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee, where she received a master's degree in Computer Science in June, 1974. Two days later she married her husband of forty-eight years, Clarence Morrison.During her career, Charlotte worked as a programmer for the Administrative Computing department at the University of Tennessee, as a computer user consultant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and as a computer science instructor at Roane State Community College. She was also a computer consultant for the Knoxville Girl Scouts. Later she had her own antique glassware business.Charlotte loved cooking and collected many recipes. She was an active member of the Smoky Mountain Herbal Society and wrote and edited several cookbooks for them. Charlotte enjoyed playing games of all kinds. In the pre-Internet era, she was a prominent member of the Knights of the Square Table, a nation-wide group of game enthusiasts who played chess and other games via postal mail. Later she transitioned to online games, where she made friends around the world.Charlotte also liked tent-camping with her family, both in Tennessee and on long trips out west. Some of her fondest memories were of cooking on the noisy Coleman stove, hearing the patter of rain on the tent, catching glimpses of Roadrunners at dawn, listening to Whip-poor-wills in the middle of the night who would not shut up.Charlotte is preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Legon Laws, and her father, Donald Laws. She is survived by her husband Clarence Morrison, her son Aaron Morrison of San Francisco, and her brother Frank Laws of Kalamazoo, Michigan.Charlotte was an active member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian-Universalist Church of Knoxville, where she had many friends.The family would like to thank staff at Morning Pointe Alzheimer Care of Powell for the wonderful care they provided Charlotte in her final days.Arrangements are by McCarty Evergreen Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville. Condolences may be offered at www.mccartyevergreen.com. A memorial will be scheduled at a later date.