Joseph Patrick Murphy, Jr., 97, of Madison died at St. Catherine's Village on July 1, 2019. 

 Joe was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, on November 20, 1921, to Joseph and Louise (Stubblefield) Murphy, Sr. He graduated from St. Clara's Academy in Yazoo City, Mississippi, and attended Millsaps College. 

He worked as a ticket agent for the Illinois Central Railroad in Jackson, Mississippi, and retired after many years of dedicated service. 

Following his retirement, he volunteered for Catholic Charities of Jackson and eventually became employed due to his loyalty and hard work. He later worked for the Catholic Diocese Chancery Office in Jackson where he assisted with editing the Mississippi Catholic newspaper and served as a receptionist.  

Joe was a longtime, active parishioner of St. Peter Cathedral in Jackson where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and also served on the Pastoral Council. 

He was a founding member of the JMJ Supper Club.  

Joe is survived by his sister, Louise Murphy Andy; his brother, John Marlin Murphy; his nieces and nephews: Maria Andy Scarbrough (Richard), Orlando Andy, Jr. (Hope), Patrick Andy, Jack Andy (Crystal), Paul Andy (Krista), Cathy Murphy Davis (Glenn), Maureen Murphy, Patricia Murphy Bennett (Larry), and Marlin John Murphy; and many great nieces, great nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Mary Eliza Murphy Lanning.  

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 6, 2019 at St. Peter Cathedral in Jackson. Memorial donations may be made in Joe's name to Catholic Charities or a charity of your choice.