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Murreace Amerson

February 21, 1933 ~ November 2, 2019 (age 86)

Obituary

Murreace Amerson, age 86 of 2615 Sapona Circle, Sanford, NC passed on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at his residence.

“For God so loved the world that He gave us His only Son: so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.” | St. John 3:16 NRSV

MURREACE AMERSON, the sixth of seven descendants of the late Reverend Adolph, Sr. and Odessa Strange Amerson, was born on February 21, 1933 in the Dunn Township of Harnett County, North Carolina. He attended the former Ridgeway Rosenwald School, Swann Station NC, and graduated from Johnsonville High School, Cameron NC – Class of 1952.

Murreace accepted Christ as his personal Savior at a young age and was baptized at Williams Chapel Presbyterian Church, Broadway NC. During his adult years, he transferred his membership to Cameron Grove AME Zion Church, Broadway NC. As a disciple of Cameron Grove Church, he served in the following ministries: the Board of Trustees, the “original” Gospel Choir, the Boy Scouts Leader, a playwriter and a Church School teacher. He later was named as the Superintendent of the Church School Department, a position he loved. He later transferred his membership back to Williams Chapel Church, where he continued to serve His Lord and Savior as a Church School teacher, a choir member, and an Elder of the church. Upon his move to Sanford NC, his spiritual covering was at the Kendale Acres FWB Church.

After high school, Murreace enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a Private First Class. After his service to his country, he became an employee of Lee Cabinet Shop and Coty, Inc. Murreace, also, took great pride in serving his community. His jovial moments were being “his own man.” He established Amerson Recycling, where he made sure aluminum cans, paper products, and cardboard were properly disposed. His other jovial moment was receiving a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his invention of the “fan-in-the-hand.”

On Saturday morning, November 2, 2019, the patriarch of our family quietly transitioned from his earthly life as our heavenly Father whispered to him: “well done, good and faithful servant.” Even though, our loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, will be greatly missed, his legacy of love, his powerful voice of cheer, his caring heart, and his strong words of wisdom are forever etched in our hearts, minds, and souls. We have a blessed and renewed hope we will meet again!

Murreace was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Adolph, Sr. & Odessa S. Amerson; his first wife, Bernice Buie Amerson; and all his siblings: Iodess Chalmers, Adolph Amerson, Jr., Luverta Amerson, Charlie Amerson, Robert Amerson, and William Amerson.

Treasuring Murreace’s joyful life and rich legacy are: his wife, Callie Amerson (whom he married on December 18, 1999); his eleven children: Robert Earl Douglas (Evelyn), Debra Pearson, Quinton Amerson (ValJean), Timothy Amerson, Joseph Amerson, Ruth Amerson, Conrad Amerson, Naomi Robinson (Terry), Donald Richardson, Camila Berryman (Freddie) and Tonya Sellars; 15 grandchildren; generations of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; his aunt: Naomi Strange; his two sisters-in-law: Juanita Douglas and Blendie Buie; and generations of nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford

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Services

Public Viewing
Tuesday
November 5, 2019

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Wake
Wednesday
November 6, 2019

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cameron Grove A.M.E. Zion Church
309 Vernon St.
Broadway, NC 27505

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 6, 2019

3:00 PM
Cameron Grove A.M.E. Zion Church
309 Vernon St.
Broadway, NC 27505

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
November 6, 2019

Lee Memory Garden
2600 Hawkins Ave.
Sanford, NC 27330

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