Wednesday AM Update:
Mom was able to come home last night. Ate some of Ms. Maxine Harper’s very good gumbo and laid down. Will be on meds another week for the infection, hopefully that will clear it up completely. I’ve said mom is weak a couple of times but she is good to go. She has lost some of her strength and stamina with the heart attack and not really being able to move very much over the last 11 days. Looked much more comfortable and strong after we got her home. We all (Gayle Owens, Donna Owens and myself) appreciate each and every one of you for the prayers, kind words and other acts of kindness shown to our family. Thank you very much. All prayers are still appreciated. (Johnny)
Well, I got good news last night—NO blood clot so I can start therapy again! Thanks for all your prayers! Maybe I will get home soon. I have spent 36 days in hospital and I want to go HOME!!!
Obituary of Rae Catherine Conerly Murphy
Rae Catherine Conerly Murphy was born on Saturday July 9, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana and died on December 8, 2018 in Amite, Louisiana. She was the first child of Rayford and Catherine Dees Conerly.
Rae Catherine, as she liked to be called, was married to Earl Murphy on June 14, 1969. She had two sons and five grandsons. She is survived by her husband of 49 years and 6 months, her son Stuart, and grandsons Will, Braydon, Blake, Coner, and Cullen Murphy, a sister, Judy Conerly and a nephew, Rayford Conerly.
Rae Catherine was preceded in death by her father, Rayford Conerly, her mother, Catherine Dees Conerly, and son, Patrick Conerly Murphy.
She was a graduate of Lafayette High School and L.S.U. She worked as a special education teacher and librarian at the Tangipahoa Parish Library branch in Amite, Louisiana.
Rae Catherine loved reading, singing in the church choir, and playing hand bells. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Elk City, Oklahoma. Most of Rae’s life was spent in Amite, Louisiana. After her father died, she moved with her mother and sister to Lafayette, Louisiana where she met Earl Murphy on a blind date and married him 18 months later. She then followed her husband to Baton Rouge where they both attended L.S.U. After graduation from L.S.U., they moved to Amite, Louisiana where Rae Catherine raised her sons. After her sons were grown, she travelled the country and Mexico with her husband who worked as an engineer for the oil industry.
Rae Catherine was a devout Christian, but wanted a simple party when she died. She had discussed final wishes with her husband after the death of their son and said that she wanted a party with music by Elvis Presley.
There will be a celebration of Rae Catherine’s life Saturday December 15, 2018 at Boot Hill Restaurant at 210 W. Oak St., in Amite, Louisiana from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. All her friends and acquaintances
And all God’s children said, “Who Dat – Knock Knock Knocking on Heaven’s Door?”