Billie Beryl Smith Murray

Published 9:57 am Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Funeral services for Billie Beryl Smith Murray are Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of Brookhaven with burial at Midway Cemetery in Meadville. Brookhaven Funeral Home, 894 Natchez Drive, Brookhaven, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation was Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church and continuing Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mrs. Murray, 90, of Brookhaven, died at her home on Aug. 16, 2014. She was born May 1, 1924, in Brownfield, Texas, to the late Homer Smith and Olga Malcolm Smith.

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Mrs. Murray was a homemaker and pastor’s wife as well as a member of Solid Rock Pentecostal Church in Brookhaven. She was an awesome mother and “Maw Maw,” and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Murray is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Watkins and Teresa Adams.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lairah Murray of Brookhaven; two daughters, Sheliah K. Germany and her husband Jeffery of Terry, and Sandra Dearman and her husband Adrian L. of Columbia; two sisters, JoAnn Beatty and her husband David of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Jean McCranie of Natchez; two brothers, Clint Smith and wife Teggie of Natchez, and John Smith and wife Billie of Calhoun, Louisiana; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.