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Catherline Murphy (Wright) Newkirk

July 19, 1945 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 75)


“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

Catherline Wright Murphy Newkirk entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Brian Center, Wallace, NC. Born in Pender County on July 19, 1945, she was second to the youngest of 11 children born to the late Wille Wright Sr. and Beulah Wright. She was predeceased by two sisters, Beulah Mae Robinson and Hattie Wright; six brothers, Frank, Dan, James, Lewis, Major, and Roscoe Wright; 2 special cousins, Robert “Edward” and Tom Smith; 3 sisters-in-law; 1 brother-in-law; and generations of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of cousins.

Catherline was educated in the Burgaw Public School system graduating from C.F. Pope High, class of 1963. At the time of her death, she resided in  Rose Hill, NC. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a former member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Burgaw and later united with Keathern Missionary Baptist Church in Harrells. Left to cherish Catherline’s memories are 2 daughters, Natherlene “Sister” Murphy and Deanna “Dee-Dee” Robinson of Jacksonville, NC; 2 sons, Daniel Murphy and Nathaniel “Buddy” Murphy of NC; 3 brothers, Willie Wright, Jr (Catherine) of Raleigh, NC and Emmitt Wright of Portsmouth, VA; Willie Lee Scott of Burgaw; sister-in-law, Ardell Simpson White of Suffolk, VA; 20+ grandchildren, great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

At Catherline’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held.

A Word of Comfort to my Family: “But we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.” (2 Peter 3:13-14) 

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