BOSSIER CITY – Ora Lee Murray entered into peaceful eternal rest on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. Ora Lee was born December 29th, 1919 in St. Maurice, Louisiana to the late Thomas Marvin Melton and Ollie Mae Easley Melton. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at Hill Crest Funeral Home with Rev. Uriah Oxford of First United Methodist Church of Bossier City officiating with burial to follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at Hill Crest Funeral Home.
After graduating from Zwolle High School Ora Lee attended the North Louisiana School of Nursing and on October 24th, 1941, graduated as a registered nurse, the profession she chose at the early age of nine years old. She wore this title with great pride and was very devoted to all she cared for.
Ora Lee worked at North Louisiana Sanatorium, Doctors Hospital, and lastly Bossier Medical Center retiring as Head Nurse of the Intensive Care Unit.
Oral Lee married John J. (Pete) Murray, Sr. March 16th, 1941, often saying he was the love of her life. They were totally devoted to each other. Together they raised their two children, son Johnny Murray and daughter Linda Kay Murray in Bossier City, Louisiana. She was a dedicated wife, Mother, and friend to many.
Ora Lee accepted the Lord as her Savior after attending Dry Creek Baptist Encampment. She was a member of Waller Baptist Church since it began there as a Mission Church. Her favorite hymn was “There Is Something About That Name.”
Ora Lee had a love of writing and had a collection of saying and memories through the years. She loved to cook and have family and friends over as she said “to put your feet under my table.” She enjoyed being outside and gardening. Quilting with friends in Red River Quilters and crocheting were also enjoyed by her. She had a great time fishing and spending time with Pete, family, and friends at the Reelin In on Toledo Bend.
Ora Lee is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, Pete Murray, half-brother, Tommy Melton and half-sister, Bettye Ruth Sprayberry. She is survived by her son, Johnny Murray and wife Barbara; daughter, Linda Kay Murray; grandchildren, Tommy Murray and wife Marissa, James Lonadier and wife Sabrina, Patricia Lonadier Kahre; great grandchildren, Bailey Murray, Kelsey Murray, Zach Kahre, Lauren Elizabeth Kahre, Kayleigh Burt Larkin and husband Patrick, and great great grandson, Lincoln Larkin.
Honoring Ora Lee as Pallbearers will be Tommy Murray, James Lonadier, Zach Kahre, Patrick Larkin, Mark Honeycutt, and Hal Fulgum. Honorary pallbearer will be her nephew Mike Murray.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Colonial Oaks Senior Care Center and to all that helped us care for her through these past several years, each one a blessing giving kindness and gentleness to a great lady.