Mrs. Doris W. Murray, age 87 of Yulee, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, March 3, 2017 at the Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach.
Born in Baxley, GA she was the eldest daughter and one of eight children born to the late Isham and Grace Tyre Carter, who were second generation Georgia sharecroppers. She grew up in Baxley and at the age 14 assumed the role of mother to her siblings when her mother died giving birth to another child. In 1945, she married a Georgia native, Elmer Murray. They lived in Waycross for a short time before returning to the family farm in Baxley. They left south Georgia in the early fifties and moved to the Northside of Jacksonville. In 1968 they came to Nassau County and settled in Yulee. As a loving wife and mother to her husband and children it was not uncommon for her to provide daycare to her nieces and nephews as they grew up. She was active with the Yulee Lions Club, was a Poll worker during local elections and volunteered with the American Cancer Society. For many years she provided transportation to elderly neighbors, whether it was to doctor appointments or trips to the grocery store. Mrs. Murray enjoyed gardening, working in her yard and hosting family dinners on Sundays as well as Christmas Eve and Easter Sundays. To eat her soulful, southern cooking was to feel her love and she was quick to show friends and family alike how much she loved them.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Faye Carter, a granddaughter, April, three sisters, Maude Carter, Katherine McClain and Barbara Brewer and three brothers, Sonny, Frank and James Carter.
Mrs. Murray leaves behind, her son, W. Scottie Murray and his wife, Susan of Yulee, FL, a brother, Jerry Carter (Esther), grandchildren, Duane Warren (Christina), Susan Still (Shane), Rick Warren (Vicky), Missy Warren (Charlie), Scott Murray Jr. (Rhianna), Todd Langford (Sarah), Mandy Pasqualicchio, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Reverend Frank Camarotti, officiating.
Mrs. Murray will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery,
Her family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Oxley Heard.