Former St. Simons Island resident Maude Kennison Murray, 97, passed away peacefully at “Jefferson”, her home on the Satilla outside of Woodbine.
She was born to the late Clifford E. and the late Essie Marr Kennison on Dec. 7, 1918, and entered Heaven on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Mrs. Murray had been a resident of Camden County for the past 44 years. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Everyone was always welcomed into her home and never left hungry. She was a fun-loving Granny and never missed listening to the Wildcat football games. She was a member of St. William Catholic Church on St. Simons Island for 35 years and now St. Francis Assisi Church in Folkston. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Dr. Bruce W. Murray; her husband’s children, John M. (Jack) Murray (Suzanne), Bruce Murray (Edna) and Elsie Murray Havers (Stewart); three sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her children, Marie Murray Jetton of Washington, D.C., Herbert Murray (Betty Sue) of Woodbine and Kenny Murray (Mary Jane) of Brunswick; her husband’s daughter, Carolyn Murray McBride of St. Simons Island; three sisters, Dorothy Walters, Bertha Cason and Mary Girtman; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; special friends and loving caregivers, Cocina Hamilton, Ada Hamilton, Cariya K. White and Joyce Holloway.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Murray Family Cemetery located at 7800 Old Jefferson Highway with Father Leahy presiding.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church in Folkston or a charity of personal choice.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home in St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.