Ethel (Murray) Queen

Born: Sat., Jul. 16, 1927
Died: Sun., Jan. 5, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 07, 2014
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Jan. 08, 2014
Location: First Broad Baptist Church

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Mrs. Ethel Murray Queen, 86, of Jonestown Road, Golden Valley, died Sunday, January 5, 2014 at her residence.
She was the widow of Ernest A. Queen, and the daughter of the late A.G. and Emma Hoyle Murray, and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Queen O'Connell; and sisters, Daisy Deviney, Katherine Hollifield, Mary C. Green, Annie Mae Crow, Lillie McCurry, and Letha Smith; brothers, John Murray, Julius Murray, and Jasper Murray. Ethel was a longtime member of First Broad Baptist Church where she served as church clerk and was a Sunday School Teacher. She retired from Milliken Corporation and was a charter member of the Golden Valley Community Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Martha Queen Martin of Harris; a sister, Ruby Auten of Gastonia; a brother, Reid Murray of Boiling Springs, NC;a son in law, Lenny O'Connell of Lexinton, KY;  there are four grandchildren, Amanda Ray and her husband James, Drew Martin and his wife Paula, Michael O'Connell, and Elizabeth O'Connell; there are three great grandchildren, Judson McAbee, Willow Martin, and Lizzy Martin; there are two step great grandchildren, Kelsey and Joey; there are numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The Funeral will be conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2013 at First Broad Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin Towery, Rev. Gary Smith and Rev. Robert Bradley will officiate. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Visitation will be from 5 pm until 7 pm Tuesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.
Memorials may be made to First Broad Baptist Church, 2470 NC Hwy 226, Bostic, NC 28018 or Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
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Mr. and Mrs James Brackett
   Posted Sun January 05, 2014
We lost a dear friend today....although we will miss her ..we know she is home with Jesus. God be with her family and church family. Love you all

Georgia Morris
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
To all of you!
I was sad to hear that Ethel had passed. I haven't seen her in years, but will never forget how sweet, loving and caring she was.
You have my love and deepest sympathy.
Georgia M. Morris

Diane and Wyman Honeycutt
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
We have lost a dear and sweet aunt. We will miss you dearly. We send condolences to Martha and the rest of the family. I know how hard it is and what you are experiencing just now. Please know we love you and are here for you for anything you need. Love, Wyman & Diane

Linda Wright
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Amanda and family,
So sorry to hear of your granny's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if we can do anything for you.
Linda Wright and Paula Kirby

Joe & Cindy Alexander
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Martha we are sending many prayers for you and your family. Praise The Lord for there is peace in knowing that we have a wonderful home awaiting us in heaven . We love you.

Barbara Green Whitlock
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
We will miss aunts Ethel, she was a sweet lady and those red velvet cakes, I want forget ,LOVE YOU ALL BARBARA

Cindy Matthews
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
Amanda and Family,
Thinking of you and your family during this time. Will continue to pray for peace and comfort.

Ginny Owens
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
Martha and family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you. Miss Ethel was a dear sweet Christian lady and leaves a legacy of wonderful memories to all who knew her. I will certainly miss seeing her at First Broad when I come up in the summers. May God be with you and comfort you.

Ginny Owens
Panama City Beach, FL

Monica Hunt Gurr
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
I was deeply sadden to hear of Ethel's passing. It gives us comfort to know she is in Heaven and we can see her again. I will deeply miss her. She was a wonder lady and I loved her dearly. I always enjoyed going to church with her and trying to visit when I could. Please know you are in our thoughts are prayers.

She also loved my Uncle Eddie Brackett and would make him cakes.

Our whole family will miss Ethel.
With love,
The Margaret Brackett, Judy and Joe Hunt, and Monica Hunt Gurr Family

Betty Lou Painter
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
Amanda & Family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
See you soon. Your friend, B. Lou

Angie Murray
   Posted Sun January 12, 2014
Martha, I would like to say how sorry I am to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. It was a joy to be able to care for her while she was in the hospital. Praying for you and your family.

   Posted Thu January 16, 2014

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