First Lady DELORIS ANN BUTLER MURPHY ~ Celebration of Life ~ Friday, July 3, 2015 @ 2:00 PM @ Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church ~ 6335 Elam Rd. ~ Dallas, Texas 75217 ~ Rev Robert E. Murphy, Pastor ~ Rev. R. B. Brown, Officiating, Rev. Mack Arthur Paul ~ Greater Galilee Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, Eulogist~ Visitation ~ Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:00-8:00 @ the Funeral Home.
Deloris Ann Butler Murphy was the only child born to Eula Mae Westbrook and Adele Butler on December 19, 1951 in Dallas, Texas. As the only child she was the joy of their lives and brough to them an undying love and concern.
De accepted Christ at an early age and was united with Pilgrim Rest Missionary under the leadership of Rev. G. B. Prince. She was a faithful member of Pilgrim Rest until her husband was called INTO THE MINISTERY and became the pastor of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. She became a member and remained a faithful servant there until she was called home. As first Lady she chaired the young womens ministry, she was the Director of VBS for many years; she was thw Sunday School Teacher for the Women’s class, she was also and avid attendee of prayer meeting and teachers meeting on Wednesday’s night.
Deloris and Robert were united in marriage on September 2, 1972. Tye were blessed with three Children; Tamara Sheque, Ruben Earl, Benjamin Gerard. They have shared a love that has been undeniably strong, patient and understanding.
De was educated in Parochial School until the eight grade and then attended school in the Dallas School System. She attended Franklin D. Roosevelt High School after which she attended Texas Women’s University. She graduated in 1974 with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. After College she worked as sales associated at Titche’s for a while and then she taught at a private school for a few years. She later was able to stay home and be a fulltime dutiful and loving wife, mother, daughter friend, and church worker.
De was a very creative, crafty and imaginative person. De was a very fashion conscience person and alwys dressed her family to the hilt according to her means, She was a very accomplished seamstress and loved doing projects. She was the ultimate shopper and ‘SALE’ meant she had to go see what was been offered. De was a comical person, she was a very straightforward and sometimes curt person but she was always truthful. She was a dear friend to those that were closest to her. De was a excellent example of a daughter, wife mother and friend.
Deloris Ann (De/Lois ): Leaves to mourn her homegoing, her faithful and life campanion, Robert Earl, daughter, Tammy and granddaughter Jillian; Son, Reuben (Priscilla) grandchildren, Clifton, Jasmine, and Diamond, Son, Benjamin (LaKiethya), grandchildren, Zyshon, DeAndre, Tre Deshon Jace, Datron, and Macy; Sister-in-laws, Betty Harrison (Mack) and Peggy Lewis (Mitchell); brother-in-law, Hubert Murphy. Devoted Niece Kristin Price, favorite cousins; Cathy Haggerty , Edna Jones, Mary Adams, and Monday Lewis, devoted best friend, Cleo (Polly) Thompson and Mt. Pisgah Church Family and a host of other family and friends.