Murl Lambert Mahaffey

Murl Lambert Mahaffey, 94, was called home from this life on October 23, 2017, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Murl was born on March 7, 1923, in Divide to Albert E. and Lillie E. Calhoun Lambert. When Murl wasn’t outside tending to her flowers and watching the birds and other wildlife, she loved baking pecan pies, sweet potato pies and Christmas ham. She also enjoyed helping her brother tend to his vegetable garden and spending time with her family.
Services were held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello with graveside services following at Divide Methodist Protestant Church Cemetery in Monticello. Rev. Kenny Southerland officiated the services with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Murl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Durward Mahaffey; brothers,, Buford G. Lambert and A.E. Lambert, Jr., and sisters, Maurice Renfroe, Melva Faye Lambert and Pauline Rials.
Surviving Murl are her two brothers, S.C. Lambert (Dot) of Jayess and Don Lambert, also of Jayess; numerous nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wesley Biblical Seminary, P.O. Box 9938, Jackson, MS 39286 or Divide Cemetery Fund, 8 Divide Road, Monticello, MS 39654.