Mattie “Patricia” Rachelle Murray was born on December 19th, 1957 in
Shelbyville, TN. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Earl Buchanan and
Renaecker Jean Britton Arnold. She departed this life on Friday March 26th,
2021 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
She professed hope in Christ at an early age at Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church in Bell Buckle, TN. She later transferred her
membership to Galilee Primitive Baptist Church in Shelbyville, TN and later
to First Missionary Baptist Church in Manchester, TN where she served
faithfully as a doorkeeper until God called her home. As an original member
of the A & B Gospel Soul Singers, she loved singing praises to The Lord.
She enjoyed taking care of others, and most people that knew her lovingly
referred to her as “Memaw” or “Momma Murray.”
She was preceded in death by her son, Kelvin Antonio Murray.
She leaves to cherish her memory: a devoted husband of 47 years, Jerry
Clint Murray Sr., five sons, Jerry (Suzanne) Murray Jr., Charlie Murray,
Connor Murray, Joseph Murray, and Christopher (Alaina) Murray, a grandson
whom she raised as her own, and one daughter, Katrina (Jerome) Verge, all
of Manchester, TN. She is also survived by her stepfather, Horace Wilson
Arnold, six brothers, Mitchell (Pam) Buchanan, James “Pop” Buchanan, Ken
(Karmen) Buchanan, Lanny (Phillisa) Buchanan, Ken Arnold, and Ricky
Brandon, five sisters, Marilyn (Eddie) Sanders, Felicia (Mark) Anthony,
Iwanda Buchanan, Christa Alexander, and Shirley (Glenn) Sutton, nine
grandchildren, Jerriona, Trevor, Kameron, Kenyon, Javaun, Tristan, Kelsey,
Kelvin and Xavier, two great-grandchildren, Zuri and Rusti, a devoted
friend, Earnestine Buchanan, and a host of extended children,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Murray will be conducted on Saturday, April 3,
2021, at 2PM in the chapel of Manchester Funeral Home with pastor Robert
McClean officiating. Burial will follow in Little Hurricane cemetery in
Manchester. Visitation with the family will begin at 12 noon until time of
service, Saturday at the funeral home.
Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Murray family.