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Ms. Joanne G. Murphy, 65, of 11570 Keener Road,Faison, NC, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 1pm, at Andrews Chapel Baptist Church, Clinton, NC, officiated by elder Gerald Underwood.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

She is survived by daughters, Angela Murphy, Newton Grove, NC, Rosalyn Johnson, Elizabethtown, NC and Natalie Murphy, Clinton, NC; a son, Michael T. Murphy, Houston, TX; a brother, Sidney Gray, III, Clinton, NC; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 2pm-7pm with the family being present from 6pm-7pm at the mortuary.

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  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Summerville-Boykin Mortuary, Inc.
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    Sorry for the loss of your love one. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.
    ~ Ms Allison   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    May God place his loving arms around you and give you peace. loved Joanne, she will be missed.
    ~ Nancy Bradshaw   Clinton, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    May God place his loving arms around you and give you peace. loved Joanne, she will be missed.
    ~ Nancy Bradshaw   Clinton, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    May God place his loving arms around you and give you peace. loved Joanne, she will be missed.
    ~ Nancy Bradshaw   Clinton, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    May God place his loving arms around you and give you peace. loved Joanne, she will be missed.
    ~ Nancy Bradshaw   Clinton, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    May God place his loving arms around you and give you peace. loved Joanne, she will be missed.
    ~ Nancy Bradshaw   Clinton, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    To:: The Murphy & Gray family my prayer are with you at a time like this, remember your mother love you.
    ~ Lennie Harrington   Clinton, NE
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    To the family I give my deepest condolences and pray your strength in the Lord.
    ~ Sandra Smith   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the entire family!!!
    ~ Andra Kellon   Los Angeles, CA
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Heaven has gained another angel. Joanne was one of the most loving and sincere people I have ever met. She was a true friend, and will be missed. I loved her like a sister. May God's love and grace comfort you now and in the days to come.
    ~ Kathy Gautier   Roseboro, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Heart's and prayers are with you during your time of bereavement.Joanne is a dear friend and will be surely missed.
    ~ Lynwood/Edwina Pollard   bear, DE
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the entire family!!!
    ~ Andra Kellon   Los Angeles, CA
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    I have known Ms Joanne for 41 years. Her n my mom worked together. She was a very sweet n special lady always had a smile on her face. My thoughts n prayers are with you.
    ~ Wendy Jordan   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Love you all!
    ~ Christal Kellon-Alford   Fayetteville, NE
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    I have known Ms Joanne for 41 years. Her n my mom worked together. She was a very sweet n special lady always had a smile on her face. My thoughts n prayers are with you.
    ~ Wendy Jordan   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Sorry for the family loss you have my condolences
    ~ Diane Murphy   Harrell, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    I have known Ms Joanne for 41 years. Her n my mom worked together. She was a very sweet n special lady always had a smile on her face. My thoughts n prayers are with you.
    ~ Wendy Jordan   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    My dear friend will be sorely missed, she was a source of great inspiration with her sweet smile and great Faith in our Mighty God. To the family, keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Gloria Jackson   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    To the Murphy/Gray families, we extend our deepest sympathies. Asking God to wrap His loving arms around each and everyone of you. You all are in our prayers.
    ~ Jimmy and Sandra Spearman   Harrells, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    I have known Ms Joanne for 41 years. Her n my mom worked together. She was a very sweet n special lady always had a smile on her face. My thoughts n prayers are with you.
    ~ Wendy Jordan   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    I have known Ms Joanne for 41 years. Her n my mom worked together. She was a very sweet n special lady always had a smile on her face. My thoughts n prayers are with you.
    ~ Wendy Jordan   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Condolences to the family. Love, Peace and Respect.
    ~ Teresa Oates Johnson   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    I have known Ms Joanne for 41 years. Her n my mom worked together. She was a very sweet n special lady always had a smile on her face. My thoughts n prayers are with you.
    ~ Wendy Jordan   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Ms. Joann was a sweet lady with a beautiful smile. My condolences to her family.
    ~ Ebonique Ingram-Stanford   Roseboro, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Praying God will comfort you during this difficult time.
    ~ Dr. Ernest & Lydia Fryar   Garland, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Angela,Rosalyn,Nat.and Michael.Hoping that the memories of one so dear to the family will bring the kind of joy your loved one brought to the family, you all are in our prayers.Rosalyn we love you so much.
    ~ Timothy and Wilma Owens   Autryville, NC
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    Angela, Rosalyn, Natalie, and Michael may beautiful memories give you strength at this time. Sorry for your loss. Ms. Joanne life was a blessing, her memory a treasure, she was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. Hold on to God's unchanging hand.
    ~ Kalyn Cromartie   Harrells, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Rest in peace my friend.
    ~ LaDonna Phillips james   Clayton, NC
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    The church family of Keathern Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is standing by your side in our prayers. Joanne touched so many lives and we all have been enriched by It. Please receive our condolences. Pastor Harvey & First Lady Elois Robinson
    ~ Rev. Harvey and Elois Robinson   Harrells NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Sorry to hear of the passing of Joanne .She was always pleasant and I enjoyed talking to her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry to hear of the passing of Joanne. She was always pleasant and kind to talk to. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Laura Highsmith   Garland, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    so sorry for your loss.
    ~ Brenda K Boone   clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    The Gray/Murphy family May God extend His loving mercies of comfort to you during your times of sorrow. May He keep you wrapped in His loving care.
    ~ Valerie Merritt   Magnolia, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Sorry for your loss.Your mother was a very special and she will be missed.
    ~ Geneva Tatum   Clinton, N C, NC
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    Please accept my sincere condolences of the loss of your PRECIOUS loved one. I grew up right behind the Piggly Wiggly store that Mrs Joanne managed for many years. She always went out of her way to stop me for her quick chats & ALWAYS GREETED EVERYONE WITH HER BEAUTIFUL SMILE!! As I designed your casket spread today.. I remember manyyy many times of our talks when u wld ask about my mom..how the florist business was going and even all ur joking gestures of how I wld be doing ur flowers 1 day.. As we laughed it off. It seemed so unreal to actually be doing it. To her daughters & family..I AM TRULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. Heaven surely gained a true angel. RIP MRS JOANNE. YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY MANY. Praying for You All.. Lisa Davis @ Edna's Florist
    ~ Lisa Davis of Ednas Florist   Clinton, NC
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Sorry for your loss.Your mother was a very special and she will be missed.
    ~ Geneva Tatum   Clinton, N C, NC
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    Praying for the family and praying they find comfort in the Love of God and each other. God Bless you family
    ~ Janet Melvin   Roseboro, NC
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    My condolences to the Murphy/Gray family on the passing of Ms. Joanne, she will be missed. Love you guys
    ~ Veronica Faison
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    I was sadden to hear the passing of Joanne she was a sweet and kind classmate. To the Murphy Family my condolences and prayers are extended to each one of you. Sorry the lost of your Mother. My prayers are with you all. Ms Sandra Ann Hewitt-Hewitt Class of 1971.
    ~ Sandra A. Mathis-Hewitt   University City, MO
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Joanne, my friend, who I've known for many years. Joanne was such a sweet person, always wearing a big smile, as we always shared encouraging conversations whenever we met. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    ~ Willa Roseboro   Clinton, NC
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Keep your eyes lifted towards the hills from which cometh your help and God will provide you the strength to make it through. God Bless All of You!
    ~ Terry & Priscilla Gavin   Faison, NC
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    My condolences goes out to the family will uplift y'all inn my prayers Mrs. Joanne was a loving and caring sweet hearted women that will help anyone if she could you will truly be missed sincerely Mr.Highsmith
    ~ Vincent Highsmith   Roseboro, NC
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    My condolences goes out to the family will uplift y'all inn my prayers Mrs. Joanne was a loving and caring sweet hearted women that will help anyone if she could you will truly be missed sincerely Mr.Highsmith
    ~ Vincent Highsmith   Roseboro, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    To the Murphy and Gray Family May God comfort you Words cannot express my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am grieving with you.
    ~ Patricia Jones   Turkey, NC
  • Friday, December 29, 2017
    Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church 9112 Bethel Hickory Grove Church Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Dr. Charlie M. Williams, Senior Pastor 1st Lady Vivian Peterson Williams Telephone: 919-942-6110 Fax: 919-942-4611 December 29, 2017 It is with saddened hearts for our earthly loss of Joanne Gray Murphy, but joyful for heaven's gain. Joanne has finished her race for God and entered into His presence, because 2 Corinthians 5:8 declares, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord” (KJV). We are praying for comfort and peace in the days, weeks, months and years ahead for the Murphy, Johnson and Gray Families. Because of His Grace, Doctor Charlie M. Williams, Pastor, 1st Lady Vivian Peterson Williams, the Williams’ Family and the Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church Family of Chapel Hill, NC.
    ~ Dr. Charlie M. & 1st Lady Vivian P. Williams   Chapel Hill, NC
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017
    Angela, we deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    Rest in peace Ms. Joanne. I will always rememberyour beautiful smile.
    ~ Berline Smith   Clinton, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    My condolences to you and your family. May GOD to watch over the family. AMEN
    ~ Retha Faison   Clinton, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    My condolences to you and your family. May GOD to watch over the family. AMEN
    ~ Retha Faison   Clinton, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    My condolences to you and your family. May GOD to watch over the family. AMEN
    ~ Retha Faison   Clinton, NC
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017
    Sidney, So sorry for you loss! What a sweet and special lady! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ June B. Sloan   White Lake, NC
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    My prayers go out to the Murphy and Gray family sorry for your loss.
    ~ carolyn lassiter   30 junior lane magnolia, NC
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017
    To the Family of Joanne Gray Murphy To anyone who knew Joanne you remember that May I help you smile and it made you feel as if everything was going to be alright. We will miss her earthly present but we must hold on to God's unchanging hands until we see her on the other side. To the Family please take one-day at a time. Only God will comfort and sustain you during this trying time. Lydia Burney Marshall
    ~ Lydia Burney Marshall   Gallion, AL
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017
    SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST OF YOUR LOVE ONE BUT JUST REMEMBER THAT SHE ISN'T IN ANY MORE PAIN AND SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE AS WELL I KNEW YOUR MOM REAL WELL AND I KNOW HOW Y'ALL ARE FILLING BECAUSE I LOST MY MOTHER IN JUNE THE 4 OF 20017 BUT I KNOW THAT THEY BOTH ARE TOGETHER AND THEY ARE HAVING ALOT OF FUN AS WELL AND THEY ARE WATCHING OUT FOR ALL OF THERE LOVE ONES AS WELL GOD BLESS Y'ALL AND THE LORD DOSEN'T PUT KNOW MORE THEN WE CAN HANDLE ON US BUT HE WILL SEE US THREW IT AS WELL GOD BLESS AND Y'ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS AS WELL AMEN
    ~ KEITH MELVIN JACKSON   CLINTON, NC
  • Monday, January 01, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you face the days ahead. May God bless and keep you. Kem Pickett & Teyaka Beatty-Pickett
    ~ Teyaka Beatty-Pickett   Harrells, NC
  • Monday, January 01, 2018
    Praying God will soothe the pain of our lost and loneliness. Sending prayers and love.
    ~ Dorcas Robinson Hopkins   Sewell, NJ
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    Prayers r going ur way. Such a sweet and nice person. Knew her well from Piggly Wiggly. She touched a lot of lives with her kindness.
    ~ Mary Bass   Clinton, NC
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    Prayers r going ur way. Such a sweet and nice person. Knew her well from Piggly Wiggly. She touched a lot of lives with her kindness.
    ~ Mary Bass   Clinton, NC
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    Prayers r going ur way. Such a sweet and nice person. Knew her well from Piggly Wiggly. She touched a lot of lives with her kindness.
    ~ Mary Bass   Clinton, NC
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    Prayers r going ur way. Such a sweet and nice person. Knew her well from Piggly Wiggly. She touched a lot of lives with her kindness.
    ~ Mary Bass   Clinton, NC