Mary Anna Hall Murray, 82, Burgaw, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, in her home surrounded by family.
Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, Robert J. Murray; daughter, Sharon Hardison and son, Todd Murray (Becky), both of Burgaw; and three grandchildren, Brittney Hardison of Holly Springs and Hayden and Adam Murray of Burgaw. Also surviving are sisters, Mildred Nagy (Joe) of Oceanside, California and Jeannette Gilson of Charlotte; and a special niece, Sandy Rooks (Ricky) of Kelly.
Mrs. Murray was born in Pender County on December 30, 1932 to the late Macy Wells Hall Hockaday and Henry DeWitt Hall. Mrs. Murray was an active member of Mt. Holly Baptist Church. In her early years, she was a proud employee of Garver’s Shirt Factory in Wilmington. After her marriage, she was a homemaker with her proudest accomplishments being a wife, mother, and especially grandmother to her grandchildren who were the light of her life.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Mt. Holly Baptist Church, 5551 US Hwy 117, Burgaw, with Rev. Merrell McKoy and Rev. Horace Hawes officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. The family will receive friends at other times at Mrs. Murray’s home.
Family would like to thank Gina Spencer, RN and Lower Cape Fear Hospice, for their care of Mrs. Murray and support and encouragement given them.
Mrs. Murray requested in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
In her final days she echoed the words of Jesus to his disciples in John 16:22: “You now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice.”
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