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Theodore (Ted) Anthony Murray, Jr.

Ridgeland, Mississippi

June 15, 1942 - May 13, 2024

Theodore (Ted) Anthony Murray, Jr. Obituary

Theodore (Ted) Anthony Murray, Jr. went home to Jesus on May 13, 2024.

Born June 15, 1942, in New Orleans, Ted was the adored only child of Theodore Sr. and Veronica Murray.

Ted attended LSU where his passion for the “Fighting Tigers” was surpassed only by his love for rich New Orleans

culture and days spent on Lake Pontchartrain. Geaux Tigers!

Ted enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960, serving as an Aerographer’s Mate Meteorologist until 1968. Among

the accolades received during his service is a National Defense Service Medal.

Ted owned several successful businesses over the years, including Brown-Lewis Tire Company. He found his niche

as a Certified Financial Planner and was employed by Aetna for many years until his retirement.

A long-time member of Wells United Methodist Church, Ted shared his love for Jesus with his Wells family and the

community. He served on several committees and was active in the Wells Food Pantry ministry. Ted was a humble

and faithful servant through his gentle spirit, and by freely offering grace and kindness.

Before becoming Methodist, Ted was an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church where he participated in

Knights of Columbus, Cursillo, and the youth ministry.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his late wife of 46 years, Dianne Egle Murray, the mother of his three

daughters.

Ted is survived by his beloved wife of sixteen years, Jan Flowers-Murray. With Jan by his side, he enjoyed local

theater, musicals, live concerts (especially jazz!), art shows, dancing, and discovering local cuisine. Raw oysters

and po-boys were his “faves”.

He is also survived by three daughters: Michele Ergle of Pearl, Patrice Buisson (Paul) of Brandon, Doreen Clay

(Brett) of Sanger, TX.; three “bonus daughters” (yes – SIX total!), Robin Chaney of Madison, Rhonda Covington of

Jackson, and Erin Halvorson of Ridgeland; and one “bonus son”: Jonathan Huddleston (Lacey) of Madison.

He was a devoted “PawPaw” and “Papa Teddy” to fourteen grandchildren: Will Ergle, Courtney Dodd (Zachary),

Jarrett Buisson, Theodore “Theo” Ergle, Kyler Buisson, Whitney Clay, Henry Chapman, Adam Martin (Katie), Justin

Jones (Heather), Cameron Martin (Allison), Graham Huddleston, Caden Huddleston, Noelle Quinn, and Madeline

Huddleston. He also loved nine great-grandchildren.

Ted cherished his fur children and was an amazing daddy to his 17-year-old Chihuahua Patina, and cats Lexus,

Carrie, and Nala.

A true Southern gentleman, faith, family, and football were at the core of Ted’s well-lived, love-driven life. He was

known to be honest, fair, and compassionate.

Visitation will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 18th, and a celebration of life service at 11:00 AM – both at Wells

United Methodist Church located at 2019 Bailey Avenue in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wells United Methodist Church, www.wellschurch.org.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Theodore (Ted) Anthony Murray, Jr. hosted by Sebrell Funeral Home.

Theodore (Ted) Anthony Murray, Jr. went home to Jesus on May 13, 2024.

Born June 15, 1942, in New Orleans, Ted was the adored only child of Theodore Sr. and Veronica Murray.

Ted attended LSU where his passion for the “Fighting Tigers” was surpassed only by his love for rich New Orleans

culture and days spent on Lake Pontchartrain. Geaux Tigers!

Ted enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960, serving as an Aerographer’s Mate Meteorologist until 1968. Among

the accolades received during his service is a National Defense Service Medal.

Ted owned several successful businesses over the years, including Brown-Lewis Tire Company. He found his niche

as a Certified Financial Planner and was employed by Aetna for many years until his retirement.

A long-time member of Wells United Methodist Church, Ted shared his love for Jesus with his Wells family and the

community. He served on several committees and was active in the Wells Food Pantry ministry. Ted was a humble

and faithful servant through his gentle spirit, and by freely offering grace and kindness.

Before becoming Methodist, Ted was an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church where he participated in

Knights of Columbus, Cursillo, and the youth ministry.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his late wife of 46 years, Dianne Egle Murray, the mother of his three

daughters.

Ted is survived by his beloved wife of sixteen years, Jan Flowers-Murray. With Jan by his side, he enjoyed local

theater, musicals, live concerts (especially jazz!), art shows, dancing, and discovering local cuisine. Raw oysters

and po-boys were his “faves”.

He is also survived by three daughters: Michele Ergle of Pearl, Patrice Buisson (Paul) of Brandon, Doreen Clay

(Brett) of Sanger, TX.; three “bonus daughters” (yes – SIX total!), Robin Chaney of Madison, Rhonda Covington of

Jackson, and Erin Halvorson of Ridgeland; and one “bonus son”: Jonathan Huddleston (Lacey) of Madison.

He was a devoted “PawPaw” and “Papa Teddy” to fourteen grandchildren: Will Ergle, Courtney Dodd (Zachary),

Jarrett Buisson, Theodore “Theo” Ergle, Kyler Buisson, Whitney Clay, Henry Chapman, Adam Martin (Katie), Justin

Jones (Heather), Cameron Martin (Allison), Graham Huddleston, Caden Huddleston, Noelle Quinn, and Madeline

Huddleston. He also loved nine great-grandchildren.

Ted cherished his fur children and was an amazing daddy to his 17-year-old Chihuahua Patina, and cats Lexus,

Carrie, and Nala.

A true Southern gentleman, faith, family, and football were at the core of Ted’s well-lived, love-driven life. He was

known to be honest, fair, and compassionate.

Visitation will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 18th, and a celebration of life service at 11:00 AM – both at Wells

United Methodist Church located at 2019 Bailey Avenue in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wells United Methodist Church, www.wellschurch.org.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Theodore (Ted) Anthony Murray, Jr. hosted by Sebrell Funeral Home.

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