Texie Marie Murphy Napier 93, of Keysville, VA, passed peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. She was born on Never Mountain in Taylorsville, N. C., to Will and Nettie White Murphy on February 8, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Napier in 2003. Texie is survived by three children, Joyce, Derrick (Alice), and Douglas; her beloved grandchildren, April (Chip) Glasscock, and children Caitlyn and Zachary (Jessica), Kimberly (Gary) Newcomb and sons Logan (Storm) and Walker, and daughter Heather, Tamara Wright and daughter Chandler, Julie Duffey (Randy) and children Courtney Newman, Carabeth Francis, Cody Green, and his son Caleb, Eric (Whitney) Napier and daughter Ansley, Tracy Mayhew and children,  Mollie and Noah, Jeff (Melissa) Duffey and sons Jefferson and Alex, Joshua (Rachel) Napier and children, Spencer, Eli, Ian, and Charlotte.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Please consider memorial contributions to the Drakes Branch Fire Department or the Keysville Fire Department or the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Joseph Giles

    28 January 2020 4 months ago

    To the many members of Texie’s family, including Derrick, Alice, Joyce, Kim, Logan, Walker, Jeff, Melissa, Jefferson, and Alex,

    We are so sorry to hear about Texie’s passing. She was such a joy and beautiful heart. Tiffany and I still speak fondly of her and know this world is a little less bright without her. However, we know Texie is with Jesus and Melvin.

    Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

    The Giles’ family
    Joey, Tiffany, and Rebekah

  2. Frankie S. Mann

    28 January 2020 4 months ago

    My deepest condolences to all the family. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all of us. She had some spunk!!! Loved her. Frankie

  3. Rita Robinette

    28 January 2020 4 months ago

    Texie is smiling because she has entered a better place. I love you Joyce and you did a great job taking care of your mom.

  4. Dewey Fallen

    28 January 2020 4 months ago

    My heart goes out to this family in time of sorry .I know its not easy losing a mother or grand mother. May the days ahead comfort each of you .God has promise he can heal a broken heart.

  5. Linda K Guill

    28 January 2020 4 months ago

    My deepest sympathy to the family.
    Texie was loved by everyone and she loved everyone in return.
    May God bless all of you at this time and in the future.

  6. Gayle Scott Harper

    28 January 2020 4 months ago

    To all the family of Texie, I send my sincere thoughts of sympathy & prayers for your your loss. I remember fondly her beautiful smile & I pray that the remembrance of that smile & God’s grace will comfort you in the days ahead.

  7. Betty Testerman

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    Sending love and condolences to the family. Texie was a true treasure and loved by many.

  8. Ruthy Napier Starkey

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    May you all have peace during this time in your lives as you know Aunt Texie is gone to her heavenly home. I have many fond memories of Aunt Texie, mostly at family reunions when I was young and still living at home with my parents, Leslie and Della Napier. She was a very special aunt and fun to be around. Love to you all. Ruthy Napier Starkey, Minden, Louisiana

  9. John and Faye napier

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    So sorry for your loss

  10. Sherry Green

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    So very sorry for your loss! One of the sweetest fun ladies I have had the greatest fortune to know

  11. Kami, Daniel ,Cody, Mary Davis

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    I know you are now running in Heaven with. Your mom and daddy and your husband We all know you are with are Jesus we will see you one day soon ..we love you…

  12. David Carson

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely David and Yvonne Carson

  13. Robert Sandridge

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    She will be truly missed. Such a sweet, sweet woman. ♥️

  14. Bonnie Gilliam

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    Much Sympathy to the family. So many of us will remember Texie with great thoughts of a smiling, happy, lovely lady. I remember her from my childhood at Eureka church. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

  15. Deborah and Csss Douglass

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    The last of this generation , Aunt Texie will be so greatly missed. The reunion she is attending this week is never ending. We will pray the Holy Ghost comforts you in this time of loss.

  16. Sulane Scruggs

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    My prayers of comfort to all of you. Texie was so special to all of us. Her wonderful sense of humor will be remembered. Also, a wonderful hairdresser; my time going to her was a delight. May God bless you all.

  17. Gerry Pettus

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Kim and your family, she was such a special Lady. Sending love & hugs.

  18. Anna Taylor Warren

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    So sorry to hear. Please accept my condolences. Love to all.

  19. Bill and Betty Mundie

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    So many fond memories of awesome aunt, who was always fun and loving. Great times spent with her, uncle Melvin , Derrick, Doug, and Joyce. Love to all.

  20. Judy Childress

    29 January 2020 4 months ago

    Dear Joyce and Family,
    I’m very sorry about your mom. I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  21. Rev. Todd Childers

    30 January 2020 4 months ago

    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15
    For they are ushered into His holy presence and forever kept there, safe in the arms of the Lord Jesus.
    For all of us at Emmanuel Bible Church, I can say that we will surely miss Texie’s beautiful smiling face. But we know for sure that she is overwhelmed and filled with an everlasting joy to be in the land where there is no more death, mourning, crying, or pain (Rev.21:4). My prayer is for comfort to all of the family and friends, and for everyone to know & trust in the Lord Jesus with their everything.

  22. James & Beverly Fitz

    30 January 2020 4 months ago

    Our sincere condolences to all her family & friends. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Jan Francisco

    06 February 2020 4 months ago

    I am so very sorry to learn of Texie’s passing. She was a Keysville institution and her warm, loving spirit will surely be missed. My deepest sympathies go out to all of her family. RIP Texie.

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