Minnie Wilson Murphy
Minnie Wilson Murphy
  • August 6, 1913 - November 11, 2014
  • Morganton, North Carolina

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Minnie Wilson "MeeMaw" Murphy, 101 years of age, of Morganton, NC passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Marion, NC.
Mrs. Murphy was born in Asheville, NC on August 6, 1913 to the late Willie and Maggie Wilson. She was married to the late Fred Douglas Murphy who preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Murphy was an inspector with the Collins & Aikman Co., with whom she retired after many years of service. She was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church in Asheville and was very active in the community. She loved children and was a volunteer grandmother with Blue Ridge Community Action in Morganton. Mrs. Murphy never knew a stranger. Most of all, she loved the Lord and her family. She touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by two sons, Frankie and Clifford Wilson; a sister, Edith Reynolds; and four brothers, Charles, William, Leroy, and James Wilson.
She is survived by two daughters, Gladys M. Murphy and Freddie Murphy, both of Morganton; three sons, Vincent Wilson and friend Vicki Bright of Greenville, SC, Russell Murphy and wife Marie of Marion, and Robert Murphy and wife Ikie of Morganton; a sister in law, Lillie Wilson, of Atlanta, GA; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Asheville.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkseymorganton.com. Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton has the honor of serving the Murphy family.