Mrs. Mary Lea (Abbie) Murray, age 85, of Corsicana, Texas, went to be with Her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born in Bradley, Oklahoma on November 6, 1933 to O.E. “Ted” and Margorie “Margie” Abbie.
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She married A. C. Murray on December 26, 1952 and they spent almost 66 years together. Lea was a long time employee of Desoto ISD and she and A.C. lived in Desoto for 40 years. While living in Desoto she was an active member of Hampton Road Baptist Church. After moving to Corsicana she and A.C. joined Northside Baptist Church where they became an active part of the church’s ministry. She and A.C. owned and operated a business known as “Trash to Treasure” and spent many weekends selling their creations in Canton at First Monday. Lea loved working as a volunteer at the Corsicana Public Library working in the Genealogy Department and she enjoyed scrap booking in her spare time.
Lea was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, James “Bud” Abbie and son: Steven Murray.
She is survived by her husband, A.C. Murray of Corsicana; her children; Scott Murray and wife, Pam of Allen, Texas and Malea Murray Street of Ft. Worth, Texas; her grandchildren, Ashley Murray of Allen, Texas, Jett Street of Ft. Worth, Texas, Skyler Street and wife Cassandra of Austin, Texas and one great grandchild, Genevieve “GiGi” of Austin, Texas and her brother, Robert Abbie of Murphy, Texas. Lea also leaves numerous relatives and friends in both Desoto and Corsicana to cherish their memories of her.
Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. A private family graveside service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at New Pursley Cemetery.
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