Ruth Ann Murphy
May 17, 1943 – December 20, 2019
Ruth Ann Murphy, 76, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 20, 2019. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she grew up in Mobile, AL in the Oakdale area. She was a member of Government Street Baptist Church. After graduating from college, Ruth Ann taught first grade at Fulton Road Baptist School. Her love of music and mastery of the piano led her teach piano to many students. Her love of people led her to a second career as a social worker with Volunteers of America. She loved to travel and would collect dolls from the areas she visited.
A loving and devoted aunt, she was preceded in death by her parents Thomas I. Murphy Sr. and Ruth Mae McClure Murphy McGraw, brother Michael Eugene Murphy and sister-in-law Rose Marie (Duff) Murphy.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Thomas I. Murphy, Jr. and sister, Susan (Dean) Chestnutt. She will lovingly be remembered by her nieces and nephews Richard (Melissa) Murphy, Patricia (Glenn) Foster, Catherine (Glenn) Cooper, Tim (Lisa) Murphy, Melissa (Joel) Hasse & Michael (Michelle) Murphy and many great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Pine Crest Funeral Home on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at St. John’s Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to a charity of your choice in her name.
- Thomas I. Murphy, Sr., Father (deceased)
- Ruth Mae McClure Murphy McGraw, Mother (deceased)
- Michael Eugene Murphy, Brother (deceased)
- Rose Marie (Duff) Murphy, Sister-in-law (deceased)
- Thomas I. Murphy, Jr., Brother
- Susan (Dean) Chestnutt, Sister
- Nieces and nephews Richard (Melissa) Murphy, Patricia (Glenn) Foster, Catherine (Glenn) Cooper, Tim (Lisa) Murphy, Melissa (Joel) Hasse & Michael (Michelle) Murphy and many great nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Sunday, December 22, 2019
- Graveside Service Monday, December 23, 2019
Ruth Ann Murphy
December 21, 2019
Aunt Ruth Ann was our vacationing partner, our piano teacher, our game playing aunt, and at times a second mother to each of us. She ensured the five of us never wanted and always knew we were loved.
As she was never married nor had children; we were her children.
Some favorite memories are Christmas Eve at her house as children. The games we played where she was always a good sport. Whether she had to stand, sway and say “I”m a weeping willow” or listen to us all sing “Every party has a pooper that’s why we invited you!” She did what she was tasked to do and brought us much laughter and joy.
We love her deeply and and are grateful God chose her to be our aunt.