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Nelda "Ruth" Murphy

May 2, 1929 — February 24, 2023

Nelda "Ruth" Murphy

Nelda Ruth Murphy, mostly known as Ruth, died peacefully after a brief illness at her home with her only surviving son by her side February 24, 2023. She will be greatly missed but she's no longer in pain and she's celebrating her new life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Gerald Murphy; her son, Gerald Eugene "Gene" Murphy; both parents, father, Willie Oran Mosley and mother, Ellen Bernice (Catoe) Mosley Washburn; sister, Mary Orilla White and brothers, Walter Henry Mosley, Billy Earl Mosley and Joseph Morris Mosley.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth Ray Murphy of Florida; grandsons, Kenny Murphy and great-grandsons, Wyatt and Dylan, all of Florida; grandson, Kevin Murphy of Florida; grandson, John Zackary Murphy and great-grandsons, Bryson and Jaxon, all of Bryan and brothers, Wendell Oran Mosley of Madisonville and John Wayne Mosley of Houston.

She was born in Madisonville May 2, 1929 and moved to Houston in 1942 where she met and married Gerald Murphy. Gerald was a lineman for HL&P which took them to Houston, Rosenberg and later Freeport, until retiring and settling in Madisonville.

As her son and caregiver for the past seven years, there is no greater loss that I can imagine than losing this precious lady. She had such a warm and loving spirit. She loved to cook for her grandsons and great-grandsons and she loved her little house where she spent the final years of her life. All who knew her loved her. May she rest in eternal peace.

Nelda Ruth will be laid to rest Friday April 7, 2023. A memorial service will be held 10 A.M. at New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1508 Collard Road, Madisonville, Texas 77864. The Rev Lloyd Jones, Sr. will offer the eulogy. Ruth's son, Kenneth, will open the ceremony with a few words honoring her life.

Ruth will be inurned next to her husband, Gerald, at Ten Mile Cemetery, Madison County, immediately following the ceremony. All who wish to join the family are most welcome.

Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas is entrusted with local arrangements.

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Memorial Service

Friday, April 7, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

New Life Missionary Baptist Church

1508 East Collard Street, Madisonville, TX 77864

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Ten Mile Cemetery

, Normangee, TX 77871

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