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Emma Ruth (McMurray) White

Born: Thu., Jan. 26, 1928
Died: Wed., Sep. 21, 2016


Public Viewing

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 25, 2016
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Sep. 26, 2016
Location: Mount Calvary AME Zion Church


Interment following funeral service

2:30 PM Mon., Sep. 26, 2016
Location: Lakeland Memorial Park


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MRS. EMMA RUTH McMURRAY WHITE, 88 of MONROE, NC passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at her home.  

Funeral Services will be held 1:00pm Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, 800 LaSalle St., Monroe, NC. 28110. Reverend Brenda Harris, Pastor, Mount Olive AME Zion Church of Monroe, NC, Eulogist. 

Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park, 1901 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, NC.

A public viewing will be held 1:00pm to 6:00pm Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe, NC. 

Born Thursday, January 26, 1928 in Lancaster County, SC a daughter of the late Roy and Leola Robinson McMurray. She was a graduate of Winchester High School in Monroe, NC.  Emma was married to the late Oscar White on September 4, 1948 in Lancaster, SC, he preceded her in death on May 15, 2011. She became a pillar in the community and blazing a path forward for African American wemon.  For over 50 years, she owned a sucessful minority owned business.

Emma Ruth was a faithful servant of the Mount Olive AME Zion Church in Monroe, NC where she served on the Usher Board, President of the Deaconess Board, Missionary, Ministry of Kindness and a long time member of the Gospel Choir.

Emma Ruth was a loving sister to Cora Lee Massey (deceased 2015), Ray McMurray (deceased 2014) and Katrina Craig of Mineral Springs, NC.

Her spirit will continue to live through her three sons; James (Shirley) of Monroe, NC, Waymon (Barbara) of Waxhaw, NC, Eric (Tanya) of Mineral Springs, NC and stepdaughter; Helen Houser of Monroe, NC (deceased 2015) and a host of grandchildren, niece and nephew.

 Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe, NC is in charge.

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Nicole Robinson-Blakeney
   Posted Thu September 22, 2016
My condolences to the Family during your time of sorrow. The Robinson and Blakeney families.

Virginia Massey
   Posted Thu September 22, 2016
I was sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a lovely person on the inside as well as the outside. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

charlie leak & family
   Posted Sat September 24, 2016
sorry to hear about you loss. we will continue to pray for you all.
may God bless
with love the leak family

Jennye Smith
   Posted Sun September 25, 2016
"Just say Yes", I pray God will Bless and Keep you during this time . Mrs Emma Ruth will be missed.

janie bittle
   Posted Sun September 25, 2016
Sorry sorry to hear of the passing of your love one...
My expressions of Sympathy are from my family...Seronica & Tymika.
Emma, may you rest in peace....we love you and appreciate your work,
keeping our hair neat and beautiful, and your kind spirit over the many years.
You made such an impact on so many lives......My memories will give us
confort. Love ...Janie M. Bittle.

Sinic and Bonnie Marsh
   Posted Thu September 29, 2016
Our Thought and Prayers Are With You and Your Entire Family. We had great love and admiration for your Mother...Much love to you and your family.

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