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“Prayers for comfort and Peace during this sad time at Christmas.Rae was a lovely sweet and kind lady. Cherish her sweet memory. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Glenda Sharkey - Hammond, LA

“SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MAY GOD COMFORT YOU AND YOUR 1 PETER 5;6,7 ”
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“HI Judy, am so sorry to hear about Rae. Think about both of you and your mother often. The times we had at your house in White subdivision are...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Brian Smelker - Broussard, LA

“Rest In Peace Rae you were always so sweet. My thoughts are with your family ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Patti Haider - Tehachapi, CA

“Very sorry to hear of the loss of dear Rae she was a dear old friend who will be sadly missed. My prayers for you all ✝ ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Georgia Tarver- Canale - LA


Rae Catherine Conerly Murphy was born on Saturday July 9, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana and died on December 8, 2018 in Amite, Louisiana. She was the first child of Rayford and Catherine Dees Conerly.
Rae Catherine, as she liked to be called, was married to Earl Murphy on June 14, 1969. She had two sons and five grandsons. She is survived by her husband of 49 years and 6 months, her son Stuart, and grandsons Will, Braydon, Blake, Coner, and Cullen Murphy, a sister, Judy Conerly and a nephew, Rayford Conerly.
Rae Catherine was preceded in death by her father, Rayford Conerly, her mother, Catherine Dees Conerly, and son, Patrick Conerly Murphy.
She was a graduate of Lafayette High School and L.S.U. She worked as a special education teacher and librarian at the Tangipahoa Parish Library branch in Amite, Louisiana.
Rae Catherine loved reading, singing in the church choir, and playing hand bells. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Elk City, Oklahoma. Most of Rae's life was spent in Amite, Louisiana. After her father died, she moved with her mother and sister to Lafayette, Louisiana where she met Earl Murphy on a blind date and married him 18 months later. She then followed her husband to Baton Rouge where they both attended L.S.U. After graduation from L.S.U., they moved to Amite, Louisiana where Rae Catherine raised her sons. After her sons were grown, she travelled the country and Mexico with her husband who worked as an engineer for the oil industry.
Rae Catherine was a devout Christian but wanted a simple party when she died. She had discussed final wishes with her husband after the death of their son and said that she wanted a party with music by Elvis Presley.
There will be a celebration of Rae Catherine's life Saturday December 15, 2018 at Boot Hill Restaurant at 210 W. Oak St., in Amite, Louisiana from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. All her friends and acquaintances are welcome.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.
Rae Catherine's guest book can be viewed on www.harrymckneely.com