Comolette Murdaugh

Comolette Alston Murdaugh, 95, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Comolette was born in Oretta on Oct. 1, 1923 and graduated from Singer High School. She married Woodrow Wilson Alston in 1942, who passed away in 1945 while serving his country in World War II. They had one daughter, Joyce. In 1990, she married Claude Murdaugh, who passed away in 1994 after a battle with cancer. Comolette resided in DeQuincy until her health declined and she moved to Sulphur to live with her daughter. She was employed with George Theriot Grocery Stores for many years, and retired from the Louisiana Department of Corrections in 1989. She was also an active member of First United Pentecostal Church for many years.

Comolette was known for her tenacious and loving spirit as well as her giving nature. She loved outdoors, especially working in her yard.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Joyce Richard of Sulphur; sisters, Altha “Coot” Elliott of Westlake, Freda Cornner of Oretta; grandchildren, Devin Richard (Kim), Nerissa Anthony; Shanna Eggleston (Vaughn), Stacy Perry (John), and Courtnie Erbelding (Chris); 10 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Woodrow Wilson Alston; second husband, Claude Murdaugh; mother, Lottie Quinn Burleson; and three brothers, Richard, Barney and Albert McCoy “Karo” Quinn.

Her funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at First United Pentecostal Church. Rev. Carlie Jackson officiated. Burial followed at Alston Cemetery of DeQuincy. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home and resumed at the church Thursday, at 9 a.m. until time of service. 

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Betty Comeaux, Lorraine Clark, and Linda Jyles; as well as Heart of Hospice for the loving and compassionate care provided to her during her last days.

Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.

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