Alpha Murray, age 85, of Lorain, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 3, 2020 at her residence under the care of New Life Hospice.
Born February 22, 1935 to Dillard and Livinia Thomas in Disney, Kentucky, she moved to Lorain area in 1955 with her family.
She loved sewing, cooking, painting and tending to her garden with her husband. Above all, she loved to take care of her family.
Surviving is her husband of 69 years, John Murray; children, Claudia (Mark) Jalkanen; Dillard (Crystal) Murray; Gail (John) Roos and Chyrl (David) Unger; grandchildren, April, Chris, Craig, John, David, Christina, Claudia, Amanda, Jonathan, Angela, Jacob and Megan; 19 great grandchildren; siblings, Magdalene Thomas; Harold Thomas; Louise Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Claude Thomas and Lonnie Thomas as well as her grandson, Michael Moore.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 9 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. in the Upon This Rock Church, 1790 Reid Ave, Lorain, OH 44052. Pastor DJ Murray will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.