NATCHEZ — Services for Bertha Marie Murray, 83, of Natchez, who died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Murray Temple Church of God In Christ with the Rev. Elijah Lewis officiating.

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Bertha Marie Murray

Published 12:00am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Burial will follow at the Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Murray was a retired nurse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Alberta Trumgold Gibson; one brother, Albert Gibson; and one sister, Leona Scott.

Survivors include her husband, Levi Murray; five daughters, Diane Patterson and Shirley Patterson, both of Memphis, Tenn., Betty Fitzgerald and Patricia Kendrick, both of Natchez, Christine Jeffery of Vicksburg; two stepdaughters, Gloria Cue of Atlanta and Shirley Robillard of Baton Rouge; 17 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.