Christine (Reeves) Murray

Born: Thu., Apr. 4, 1929
Died: Wed., May 10, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 11, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: Ward Memorial United Methodist Church

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Mrs. Christine Reeves Murray, age 88, of Blackshear, died early Wednesday morning (5/10/17) at the Pierce County Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Born April 4, 1929 in Appling County, she was a daughter of the late James Edward and Eunice Stone Reeves.  She lived most of her life in Blackshear where she was a longtime store clerk at Red & White Grocery. 

She was a longtime volunteer with the Pierce County Nursing Home Auxiliary, the Pierce County 4-H Program, and always enjoyed her time as a Pierce County Board of Elections Poll Worker. She was also the last remaining charter member of Ward Memorial United Methodist Church.

Her family will remember her as a loving mother and grandmother, putting their needs ahead of her own many times.  Always laughing and enjoying life, she was a friend to many, and a stranger to no one who crossed her path.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jackson Murray; a great grandson, Isaac Lightsey; two sisters, Eveline Reeves Peacock and Ethel Reeves Hipps; and her two brothers, W.M. Reeves and J.C. Reeves.

Survivors include her two sons, Gary Murray (wife Carol) and Terry Murray (wife Stephanie), all of Blackshear; 4 grandchildren, Tony Murray (wife Kelly) of Offerman, Tiffany Murray Ross (husband Morgan) of Blackshear, Ursula Murray Lightsey (husband Brian) of Screven, and Tyler Murray (wife Caroline) of Mershon; 6 great grandchildren, Caitlyn Kenney of Blackshear, Mason and Madison Ross, both of Blackshear, Malachi and Blakelee Lightsey , both of Screven, and Russ and Callie Murray, both of Mershon; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Alvin Sellers of Baxley; a special friend, Kristen Sloan of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Friday (5/12/17) at 11 AM at Ward Memorial United Methodist Church.   Burial will follow in the Walkerville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Ward Memorial United Methodist Church, 939 Hendry Street, Blackshear, GA 31516 or to the Pierce County Nursing Home, Attn: Auxiliary Beauty Shop Supplies, 221 Carter Avenue, Blackshear, GA 31516.

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Mickey Gloss
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
My wife and I would like to see and be with you during this time but I am Preaching another Service Friday in Waycross. Cecelia and I loved Mrs. Murray. She was a JEWEL. Blessings MICKEY AND CECELIA GLOSS

Angie Wilson
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Mrs. Christine Murray was a dedicated beauty shop volunteer for many, many years. Not a day went by without that precious smile on her face. She had a genuine love for others and touched a lot of lives. She chose to live at Pierce County Nursing Home as it has always been a home to her. She will be missed by the staff but also by the residents who felt she was a part of their family as well. We love you Christine so keep on watching over us as we continue to do God's work here on earth. ❤️

Pat & Jim Benfante
   Posted Thu May 11, 2017
I always looked forward to seeing and talking to Christine at The Reeves Family Reunions every September. I am going to miss her, but I know she is in a better place and looking down on all of us in heaven.

Love you Christine!!

Susan Puthoff
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
Miss Christine was the first resident at Pierce County Nursing Home that I had the privilege to know as a volunteer. She had a "ready smile" for everyone and one thing I always enjoyed was her SPUNK. She will be missed by so many friends that her family probably doesn't even know. I certainly will miss her.

Teresa Bagaria
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Murray was always like a ray of sunshine anytime she was around. She had a smile, and a genuine cheerfulness to share with everyone at all times. She was a lovely lady to know, and will be missed.
May God bless you with the peace of His love and grace.


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