Joyce Earlene Murphy

August 21, 1942April 15, 2019

Joyce Earlene Bell Murphy 76, of New Bern went to be with the lord April 15, 2019.

She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years Chester Murphy. She was a member of New Bern Pentecostal Holiness church. She loved to cook and was known for her coconut cakes.

Surviving are her sons, Brian Murphy and Greg Murphy (Tracy); daughter, Brenda Murphy all of New Bern; Grandchildren, Brandy Bender (Gary Jr,) and Ashton Murphy; great grandchildren, Kolby and Kaitlyn. Services are scheduled for 3:30pm Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Lakeside Chapel, Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory

Online condolences may be made to the Murphy family at


  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Graveside Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019

Joyce Earlene Murphy

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Myers Sugg

April 17, 2019

Thinking of you at this difficult time. Your Mother was a kind person who only wanted what was best for you and your family. No one worked harder at keeping that household running than Earlene.

Julie Halsey

April 16, 2019

We are thinking of you Brian. God bless you and your whole family.
With love,
David & Julie Halsey

Dianne & Ellis Banks

April 16, 2019

Sorry for your loss! Know that she is at peace with the LORD! Never forget the good times you had with her. She was a good woman and loved all of you no matter what!