Glenda Raye (Pope) Murdock

April 11, 1941 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Glenda Murdock Obituary

Glenda Raye Pope Murdock, affectionately known as Ginger and Googa, peacefully passed away on Friday, March 22, 2024, at the Gordon Hospice House, Statesville, NC, surrounded by her family that loves her dearly.

Glenda was born on April 11, 1941, in Troutman, NC to the late Glenn Rufus Pope and Connie Ethal Hicks Pope. She left behind a loving brother, Larry Hicks Pope and sister-in-law, Soula Russos Pope, of Winston-Salem.

In addition to her parents, Glenda was preceded in death by her two sisters, Joan Donna Pope Lail and Cynthia Dean Pope McDougald, a nephew, Joshua Lee McDougald and a spouse, Hal Wesley Murdock, Sr, and her beloved cat, Smokey.

Glenda leaves behind her two children, Hal Wesley Murdock, Jr and wife Tracie Poston Murdock, of Mooresville, and Amy Murdock Speaks and husband Grady Wayne Speaks, Jr, of Statesville, her grandchildren, Lyndsey Murdock Henderson and husband Joshua, of Mooresville, Brooke Murdock Wheaton and husband Andrew, of Georgia, Ryan Murdock, of Mooresville, Olivia Murdock, of Mooresville, Crystal Ann McDonald, of Sylva, Duane “DJ” Wesley McDonald II and wife Raven, of Statesville, Michael Gage Brown, of Statesville, and Daniel Nicholas Brown of Statesville. Also surviving are her great grandchildren, Adalyn Henderson, Emmalyn Henderson, Makenna Wheaton, Kinley Wheaton, Savannah Wheaton, Leila Jade Wyman and Maverick Jude McDonald.

Glenda spent her years as a mother and wife, she also worked at Piedmont Lumber company, Lowrance Hospital in Mooresville and later at JC Penney Distribution in the jewelry room. Glenda also babysat children for many years. She had a great love for children!

Glenda was a lifetime member of New Perth ARP Church in Troutman. She loved her Maker and served Him well. She loved babies, cats, coffee and creamer, travel, birds, nature, basketball games and so many other things. She had a beautiful smile, sparkly blue eyes, a contagious laugh, lovely humor and a heart of gold!


A visitation will be held Saturday, March 30, 2024, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at New Perth ARP Church with the service to follow at 3:00 pm with Rev. Dan Hazen officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make monetary donations in memory of Glenda Murdock to Simply Caring to help seniors at 117 N Center St, Statesville, NC 28677, Gordon Hospice House at 2341 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625, or to New Perth ARP Church Fund at 204 West Ave W, Troutman, NC 28166.

A very heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful and loving caregivers from Simply Caring in Statesville, Deirdre Harris, Darla Corah, Kelly Shorts, Melissa Caldwell and Tiffany Owens, that provided excellent care and to the staff and workers of Hospice of Iredell County, Crystal Brown, Andrea Winters, Janet Bentley, Riley Patterson, and especially nurse Lori Patterson, who was so great with our mother. As well as her doctors, Dr. Michael Renich, Dr. Pam Scholar and Dr. Andrew Braunstein.

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March 30, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
New Perth ARP CHurch
204 West Ave W.
Troutman, NC 28166

Funeral Service
March 30, 2024

3:00 PM
New Perth ARP CHurch
204 West Ave W.
Troutman, NC 28166

Interment following funeral service
March 30, 2024

New Perth ARP Church Cemetery


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