Gertrude “Gertie” Madden Murray, 88, of Beaufort passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022, at her home.
Mrs. Murray was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church; where she was also a Mother of the Church, a member of the choir, an usher and taught Sunday School. In addition to raising her children, Mrs. Murray worked for Sunshine Laundry, Blue-Bell Industry and eventually retired from Belk.
A Homegoing Celebration will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Bridgeway Church of Beaufort. Burial will follow at Carteret Memorial Gardens in Beaufort. A visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Bridgeway Church of Beaufort. Upon family approval a recording of the service may be available at www.noefs.net.
Those remaining to cherish her memory are her nine children, Elizabeth George of Beaufort; Rosetta (Winston) Murrell of Beaufort; Sylvester (Helen) Murray of Newport; Virginia Moore of Scotland, GA; Arnetta LaMae of Morehead City; Ronald (Teresa) Murray of Charlotte; Tracy (Ethel) Murray of Beaufort; Angela Murray of Beaufort; Vincent (Cynthia) Murray of Murietta, CA; 28 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; five step-children; 20 step-grandchildren; sister, Nora Madden of Beaufort; brother, James (Helen) Madden of Jennings, LA; sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Murrell of Beaufort; sister-in-law, Doris MClain Murray of Beaufort; daughter-in-law, Sheila Jackson Murray of Los Angeles, CA and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Mrs. Murray was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Murray; sons, Lummie Dean Murray and James Russell Murray; brothers, Clarence, Charles, Isaac, and John Henry Madden; and sister, Vivian Madden and three grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Arthur Moore and Willie George.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the the following: National Breast Cancer Foundation, https://fundraise.nbcf.org/give
Scholarship Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP Carteret County Chapter 5478, PO Box 154, Morehead City, NC 28557
Scholarship Fund for the Neuse Pamlico Sound Women's Coalition, 3725 Guardian Avenue Apt. 1, Morehead City, NC 28557
For those who would like to send flowers, please contact Flowers and Designs by Ernest in Beaufort
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.net
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.