Sadie Murdaugh, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 8.
Murdaugh was born on September 30, 1929 in Colleton County, South Carolina. She was a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years and worked as a matron for the New York City Board of Education.
Murdaugh was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Sr.; son, Reverend Larry; and grandson, Lawrence.
She is survived by her son, Ernest Jr.; daughter, Miriam Diane; daughters-inlaw, Karen and Winnie; grandsons, Shada, Jerome and Eric; granddaughter, Bethany; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna, Agnes, Venzena and Caroline; brothers, James, Charles and Eugene; sisters-in-law, Betty, Learl, Daisy, Dot, Urma and Sarah; brothers-in-law, Joseph, Melvin and Victor; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and church family.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.