Yolanda Murray


Funeral services for Yolanda Michelle Murray, 42, of Pine Bluff, Ark., who passed away August 16 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, Ark. Rev. James Murry officiating.

She was born June 20, 1971 and was a Baptist member of Gospel Temple MBC where she served as a deaconess and a youth director.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Aaliyah Carson; grandmother’s Ruby B. Halford and Erma Mayfield and brother Patrick Bland.

Survivors include her husband Leo Murray, Jr.; two sons, Brandon Roberts of Arlington, Texas, Gary Roberts of Fort Worth, Texas; three daughters, Tiara Roberts of Conway, Ark., Shahnyl Roberts and Dejah Murray both of Pine Bluff, Ark.; mother, Ruby Halford Bland; father, Wardell Bland; grandfather, Nathaniel Halford; two brothers, Tracy Bland of Chicago, Ill., and Michael Chidester of Pine Bluff, Ark.; two sisters, LaToya Bland of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Sonya Halford of Arlington, Texas; five grandchildren, Gary Roberts III, A’Mya Flood, Ky’Ron Roberts, Peyton Foots, and Emarii Roberts.

Visitations can be made Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Henson Memorial Garden in Pine Bluff, Ark. Services entrusted to Perry Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Bluff, Ark.