July 13, 1944 ~ November 20, 2021

Born in: Louisville, Kentucky
Resided in: Loganville, Georgia

It is with great sadness that the family of Sandra G. Murray announces her passing on November 20, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles “Elmer” Murray, son Jimmy Don Murray and wife Jennifer of Loganville, Georgia, daughter Dr. Tracy Murray of Lawrenceville, Georgia, grandchildren Lucas, Cole, and Paige Murray of St. Augustine, Florida, brother Estil Griffis Jr. of Jeffersonville, Indiana, brother Donald Griffis of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and many nieces and nephews.

Grandma Sandy, as she is lovingly known, was a passionate and integral part of a large community at Sanctuary Baptist Church in Loganville, Georgia. She was a servant of God and a proud American. Professionally, Sandra earned her undergraduate and Master’s degree at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky where would meet and marry her husband Elmer Murray. They would go on to raise three children. Sandy was a dedicated teacher and administrator for her entire career within the Jefferson County Kentucky School System retiring in 2004 and moving to Georgia.

Sandy was physically fit. You could often find her walking her beloved dog Sam. She enjoyed gardening and being active within her homeowners association. She was the ultimate Alabama Football fan and an avid reader.

Elmer and Sandy’s first son, Stephan A. Murray, passed on September 10th, 2020. Although this was devastating to the family, she found her strength in God and the love of Jesus.

She worked tirelessly at Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse to deliver supplies, goods, presents, and joy to children in need around the world.

Her devotion reminds us of Isaiah 6:8 And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation at www.yourcfp.org or Sanctuary Baptist Church located 3064 Oak Grove Road in Loganville, GA 30052.

Visitation will be held at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville on Saturday November 27, 2021, from 2-4 pm EST with Chapel Service at 4pm.

Burial will be 11 am CST on Monday November 29, 2021 at Holly Springs Cemetery in Brownsville, Kentucky.

Services

Visitation: November 27, 2021 2:00 pm - November 27, 2021 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

Funeral Service: November 27, 2021 4:00 pm - November 27, 2021 5:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

Holly Springs Cemetery

Brownsville, KY


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  1. It is so hard to believe that Sandra has gone on to be with our relatives in Heaven. There must have been many smiles and laughter when her grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, and Stevie gathered to embrace her and welcome her Home. We will miss Sandra’s sweet smile and laughter as well as her caring for the people she loved. So like her mother, Sandra sent greeting cards with loving messages for all occasions. We keep her family in thought and prayer. Hugs, Denise, Harvey. and Susan

  2. CandleImageMay God bless the family and give them patience and understanding. Sandra was always so sweet and Mamaw Vivian always spoke so fond and dear of her. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers!

  3. Sending love and many prayers for the family. I know that this loss is devastating. Sandra was such a dear, sweet cousin and she definitely reminded me of Aunt Clella in so many ways.

  4. Dear Murray family, to know Sandy is to love her! I am heartbroken over the passing of this amazing woman. Perhaps Stevie needed her more. Sandy was one who of my dearest friends. I rejoice in the great memories I will always carry them in my heart. Her heart was full of genuine love for everyone she met. She helped so many people with little gifts, homemade warm muffins, cards, and so much more. I taught her to make cards and it was always so much fun. She would go home after 3 hours and Elmer couldn’t believe she only made 3 cards in that amount of time. That is because we were solving the world problems, laughing, eating, loving and yes we made a few cards. Sandy loved her family and was so proud of each and every one of you. She was so happy to welcome Jen to the family and to be sure the wedding was perfect. Don’t get me started on the grandchildren who she simply adored! ❤️❤️❤️ There is not enough space to tell them what they meant to her. It is hard to believe that my special friend won’t stop by with Sam in the evenings. I will miss her every day. Your family was surely blessed to have such a remarkable Matriarch. 🙏🏻

  5. Words cannot possible describe dear Sandy! Living across the street from the Murrays has been one of the highlights of my life as a resident in Wildwood. I saw Sandy nearly everyday, as she was a fixture in our community, working in her beautiful yard, walking with Pat for years, walking Sam, sharing her baked goods with us, or stopping by just for a visit. The care she took of her family was sheer perfection! She dropped whatever she was doing to be there for her loved ones, no matter what! And the work she did in our neighborhood so quietly will never be truly known, as she went about it without the awareness of most people. Her leadership as HOA President was amazing. She did SO much and with such gentle kindness. Sandy was fun, super kind, giving of herself, and appreciative of anything others did. There will never be another Sandy Murray. She is that one-in-a-million person whom you meet in your lifetime. Rest well, Sweet Sandy! May God bless the Murray family!

  6. CandleImageFamily
    May God be with you. May his presence and promise of eternal life be a comfort to you during this time.
    Sandy was certainly a God sent in so many ways and to so many. Her presence will be missed but the memories of her unselfish love will continue on. May the power of God’s love carry you through this difficult time.
    In deepest Sympathy.

    Larry and Margaret White

  7. Sandra. To meet here was an experience, to know here was an awakening, to be one of her family was a Gift from God!
    She was such a loving, selfless and wonderful person.
    I loved my dear cousin, and will always cherish her memory, and the light she shined!
    God took the very best to be with him in Heaven, and walk the streets of glory!
    – deepest sympathy to Jimmy Don, Tracie & Elmer

  8. Deepest sympathy to Sandy’s family. Although it has been years since your family moved, I clearly remember how blessed our family was to know your family. Sandy was such a devoted mother and a Godly woman. You were blessed to have her as a role model. I’m sure there were many loved ones and friends waiting to welcome her as she passed from this earth. May God bless you as you mourn her passing, but have peace knowing she is home with her Lord. Phyllis and Ray Yeager family

  9. A high school classmate who was liked, respected and admired by all her friends. The last time I talked to her was at our 50th class reunion.

    Love you, and will see you in Heaven, Greg Johnson ’61

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