Carol Scott Murray, 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 9th after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Carol was born on June 19, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Edna Mae (Hawkins) Scott and James Lloyd Scott. She was raised by her mother and step-dad, Harold Harris, who absolutely adored her. She attended the University of Georgia, Atlanta when she ventured out with girlfriends one night and met the love of her life, Larry Neal Murray, at a Georgia Tech Fraternity social. They were married, December 23, 1954 and spent 67 years in love. They moved through several states, including some time in Germany, before settling the family in Fernandina Beach in 1979. She was a strong Christian, a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church since 1979 and loved her Church home. She spent many years volunteering at Council on Aging delivering Meals on Wheels to many in need who loved her as soon as they met her. She was also involved in the family restaurants as a bookkeeper, loved rolling wontons for years at Western Sizzlin in Callahan and never met a stranger at Murray’s Grille. She was a member of the Red Hats and also enjoyed Tai Chi. Her favorite past-time was being with her family. She had the biggest heart and was immediately loved by everyone she met.
In addition to her husband Larry, Carol is survived by her children, Danny Murray (Kathy), Mitch Murray (Doreen), Scott Murray (Cameron) and Amanda Middleton (Daniel); her grandchildren, Amie Murray, Carrie Murray, Morgan Gould, Ashton Hunter, Paige Murray, Destiny Waldo, Mckenzie Pickle, Graison Murray, Emily Hall and Austin Middleton; eighteen great-grandchildren; and her first great-great-grandson due any day. She was greeted at the gates by her mother and many family and friends who have been waiting for this special day.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association – NE FL Chapter https://www.alz.org/cnfl or the Memorial United Methodist Church of Fernandina Beach.
A memorial service will be held at the Memorial United Methodist Church, downtown Fernandina Beach on Saturday, August 20, at 2:30 p.m.