Sandra "Pat" McMurray, age 68, of Edwardsville, departed this life on Monday June 1, 2009, at 9:40 p.m., at her home with her family at her side. She was born on Aug. 6, 1940, in Edwardsville, the daughter of the late Lilliard McMurray and Gwendolyn Washington.
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She received her education in Edwardsville and attended SIUE.
She was employed with the State of Illinois as a legal secretary.
She is survived by two sons: Robert (Deanna) McMurray of Edwardsville, Randy McMurray of Collinsville; seven grandchildren: Brandon, Ashley, Nicholas, Jasmine, Bryce, and Jordan McMurray all of Edwardsville and Jeffrey McMurray of Collinsville; a brother: Sanford (JoAnne) McMurray of Alton; an uncle: DeLoyce (Alleen) McMurray of Alton; special cousin: Phyllis Hendricks of Edwardsville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step-father: Robert Washington.
Visitation will be on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m., at Mount Joy Baptist Church in Edwardsville.
Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Steve Jackson officiating.
Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Alton in charge of arrangements.
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from June 3 to June 5, 2009