Elizabeth Murphy Obituary (1943-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Murphy, Elizabeth Lamm

April 10, 1943 – June 27, 2021

Elizabeth Lamm Murphy died peacefully of a brain tumor on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the AuthroCare Collective of Greensboro.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 1 at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 617, North Elm Street, Greensboro.

Betsy was born on April 10, 1943 in Raleigh, NC, to the late Elizabeth and Jurney Dailey Lamm. She grew up in Raleigh, where she attended St. Mary’s Junior College. She completed her education with a degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her time at Chapel Hill, she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Student Association. She and her husband Jim lived in Greensboro, NC most of their lives and loved spending time in their residences in Bokeelia, FL and Davis, NC. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 3, 2020. Betsy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Junior League of Greensboro. She was passionate about education and loved children. Betsy taught in both the public and private school systems for many years. At Holy Trinity Preschool, she spent most of her time in the classroom.

Betsy is survived by her husband James Albert Murphy; Daughter Elizabeth Wynne Dagenhart and husband David William Dagenhart of Charlotte; Son James Albert Murphy, Jr. and wife Jordan Carver Murphy of Brentwood, TN; She was a great grandmother to her granddaughters Dailey, Lizzie-Lane, Marion, and Mabel. Her sister, Frances Lamm Pearsall of Raleigh, NC, also survived; Brother-in-law Robert Bruce Murphy Sr. and his wife Fran and sister-in-law Pamela Ann Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 617 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, Children’s Hope Alliance, 217 North Edgeworth Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, AuthoraCare Collective of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405, Salvation Army , Greensboro, 1311 South Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC 27406 or Young Life, 4713 Kingswood Drive, Greensboro NC 27410.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel supports the Murphy family with arrangements. Please visit www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com to share a fond memory or offer condolences to the family.

Published by Greensboro News & Record on June 29, 2021.

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