Willie Mae Sigler Murray, 81, widow of McKinley “Boot” Murray, Sr., departed this life on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Tuomey Healthcare System, Sumter. Born in Sumter County on January 9, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Fred Sigler, Sr. and Irbell Jones Sigler.
She was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. In her earlier years, she joined Orangehill Reformed Methodist Union Episcopal Church, where she served as an usher. She was employed by Georgia Pacific Company, Tillman Nursery and she did some catering work.
Sister, as she was affectionately known, was a straight forward person, a firm person. To all those who knew her, she was a true friend who stayed in touch.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: one son, McKinley Murray, Jr.; two daughters, Julia Martha “Skitter” (Leroy Sr.) Jacobs, Mary Emma “Lou” Miller, both of Sumter; four brothers, Fred, Sigler, Jr., Elijah “James” Sigler, Clarence “Jimmy” Sigler, all of Wedgefield, Willie “Robert” (Mary) Sigler of West Palm Beach, FLA; two sisters, Dora Bell “Bet” Gregg of Yonkers, NY, Katie Mae Sigler (Reverend Lemuel) Washington of Wedgefield; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Rollins Sigler of FLA, Shirley Sigler (Timothy) Jackson of Maryland; son-in-law, Lawrence (Nykioa) Ludd; grandchildren, Reggie Alphonzo Murray, Leroy Jacobs, Jr., Alexander D. Jacobs, N. Donnell Miller, Derrick Andrew Miller, Daniel C. Miller, Lawrence Tyrone Ludd, Anzetta Denise Ludd, Janice Sigler, Michael Sigler and Shaun (Brittney) Sigler, all of Sumter; eleven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Dorothy Mae Sigler and Annette Ludd, and two brothers, Roosevelt and Tommy Sigler.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from the Orangehill RMUE Church, 3005 South King Highway, (Highway 261 South) Wedgefield with the Rev. Constance Walker, officiating, Rev. Lemuel L. Washington, eulogist, assisted by Rev. Dorothy Maple.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the home - 4627 Blanche Road, Lot #6, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The funeral procession will leave 12:30 p. m. from the home.
Flower bearers will be nieces and friends.
Pall bearers will be nephews and friends.
Burial will be in the Orangehill RMUE Church Cemetery, Wedgefield.