Catherine Brown Murphy- Affectionately known as “Aunt Cat, Kitty Cat, or Murphy”, was born on January 28, 1922 to the late Joe and Lula Brown. She was the baby of 9 siblings. She grew up in Darby, FL and later moved to San Antonio (Pasco Station), FL, where she met and married her husband, the late Ossie Murphy. In her early years, Catherine was a member of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Later in life, she became a member of the Church of the Living God (now Known as Josephine Street Church of the Living God), under the leadership of her brother, Elder Willie Brown, Sr. Throughout her life, Aunt Cat was employed briefly in Domestic Work and later, she became an employee for St. Leo College, Holy Name Priory and St. Leo University as the “Omelet Cook”, which she enjoyed for many years until retirement. She was dedicated to her neighborhood and community- she provided services to all those that were in need, including “Cab Driver”- you name it, she did it! Aunt Cat is fondly remembered as a feisty, witty and extremely engaging lady, who loved and cared for everyone. She loved her family, playing “Bingo” and attending Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings. God has blessed her to be reunited with her loved ones. On Friday, December 4, 2020, God saw “Aunt Cat” in his infinite wisdom to call her home to be at rest, as she slept away. Although she never had any biological children, she leaves to cherish her precious memories: 3 grandchildren- Ervin Holmes, Velma Holmes and Erma Jean Holmes Bennett; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-great-grandchildren. She had 2 special nieces as designated Caretakers- Doris Williams and Antoinette Pryor. A special cousin- Valerie Ansley; goddaughter- Teresa Brown. Loving memories will be cherished by her extended family which includes numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
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