Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

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Muriel Kerley Travis

August 21, 1936October 18, 2019

Muriel Kerley Travis, 83, of Statesville, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at Autumn Care of Statesville.

Born in Catawba County on August 21, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Foy and Katherine Smith Brittan. Mrs. Travis taught 3rd Grade at Northview Elementary School and computers at Mitchell Community College. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. She enjoyed painting with watercolors and Friday night card games with the girls.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Marie Travis of Clemmons; two grandsons, Zachary and Gabriel Travis; her uncle and aunt, Gary and Catherine Smith of Troutman and cousin, Linda Littlejohn of Fort Mill, SC.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11 AM at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Chris Fitzgerald officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church 825 Wesley Drive Statesville, NC 28677. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Travis family.


  • Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church


  • Visitation Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, October 21, 2019


Muriel Kerley Travis

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Jennifer Hager Holden

October 23, 2019

Ms. Travis was one of my favorite teachers! I will always remember her kindness, her humor and her expectation for me to always do and be my best. She played a huge part in making me a lifelong learner! You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Catharine Davidson

October 22, 2019

Mrs. Travis was my third grade teacher and I loved her dearly. She was always so kind and patient. She was my absolute favorite teacher. It was my pleasure to become reacquainted with her as and adult and she was still the same sweet, smart lady I remembered. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Sharon Bailey

October 21, 2019

Ms . Travis was compassionate and understanding person I have ever known . She was a blessing to my son and I . I will always remember and cherish her kindness . May the Lord strengthen the family and give you peace during this difficult time.

Sharon Bailey & Jamel Sloan

Melissa Bentley

October 20, 2019

Mrs. Travis was a teacher ahead of her time, a bright and lovely presence to so many children who came through Northview Elementary School, myself included. I will never forget her. Much love and support to her loved ones.

Tom Palmer

October 19, 2019

Muriel was a very dedicated teacher & mentor to my wife. Tom

Lewis Ostwalt

October 18, 2019

Such a sweet lady. You will be missed.

Todd Benfield

October 18, 2019

Thank you Ms.Travis for all the love.You will always be in my heart.

Kim Mitchell

October 18, 2019

Mrs Travis was my favorite teacher ever. I had here for 3rd grade at Northview. Such a great teache, even after I moved on to 4th grade I would still go by to see her every morning. I'm so sorry for your loss.