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Essie Lee Murry, 81


Funeral services for Essie Lee Murry, 81 of Swainsboro, were held Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Andrew Flowers officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at Emanuel Medical following an extended illness.


Ms. Essie Lee Murry was born April 15, 1940 in Jesup to the late Claude Radford and Estelle Trull Radford. She spent most of her life taking care of others as a beautician, foster parent, personal sitter, and owner of a personal care home. She also operated Murry’s Restaurant and Bakery for several years. Most of all, Ms. Murry enjoyed spending time with her family and going to the beach. A member of Eastwood Church of God, she was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Phillip Murry; five brothers; and two sisters.


Survivors include her sons, Donny Murry (Donna) of Rockledge and Robert Murry (Belinda) of Vidalia; daughters, Tena Norris and Cindy Woods (Shane), both of Swainsboro; sisters, Nell Godbold of Jacksonville, Florida and Elaine Young of Harlem, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.


Pallbearers were Rob Murry, Matt Murry, Austin Woods, Cody Hopkins, Jeff Drake, and James Fullwood.


Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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