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JoAnn M. (McCorkle) Murphy

September 3, 1937 ~ December 11, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

JoAnn Murphy Obituary

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of JoAnn Murphy (McCorkle).  JoAnn, lovingly known as JoJo or Grandma Jo, passed away peacefully on Monday December 11th at the age of 86. Born in Memphis, TN, JoAnn spent her childhood in Greenville, MS actively participating in sports and achieving pro-marksman status in the rifle.

She loved attending any and all sporting events but her most favorite times were spent watching her children and grandchildren as they grew and sports.  She was the best cheerleader on the sidelines and we guarantee she knew more about college teams and players than anyone else! If there was an SEC football game on, one of her two TVs had it playing. JoAnn also made the absolute best chocolate chip cookies and we will miss her touch when we are making them now.

JoAnn was the daughter of the late John and Edna McCorkle of Greenville, MS and is survived by her sister Genie Driskill (Woody Driskill) of Atlanta, GA and brother John McCorkle of Collierville, TN.  She was the beloved wife of the late Alan S. Murphy, Jr. and was a devoted mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.  She is survived by her 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  Lynn Murphy (Dave Robinson) and her children Jesse Conway and Colin Conway (Breanne Conway) and their children Aiden (4) and Elias (1.5).  Alan Murphy (Ann O’Reilly) and their children Jake (28) Katie (24). Jeffrey Murphy (Karen Murphy) and their children Davis (15) and Carter (13).

A private memorial will take place in Memphis, TN where JoAnn will be surrounded by family.  JoJo’s family would like to extend their warm thanks and gratitude to the staff at Benchmark Senior Living at Hanover for the loving care they provided to our mother over the past year. Donations can be made in JoAnn Murphy’s name to your local non-profit sports league. 

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