Annie Joe Murray was born December 24, 1940 in Darlington County. She received her education in the public school in the area and graduated from Butler High School. She was the daughter of the late Harrington and Elizabeth Jackson Lucas, Sr. She furthered her education at Florence-Darlington Technical College obtaining her Associates Degree. She was employed at Hartsville Manufacturing and Darby Frocks until retirement. Annie Joe was also a member of Kelly Bell United Methodist Church.
Those left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Phyleshia Z. (James) Tinsley; a step-son, Shawn McPhail; One sister, Martha L. Smith; Two grandchildren, Zachary Green and Kenneth Wingate, Jr.; Nieces, Giovanna S. Kelley, Asia K. (Ferdinand) Cooper, Jennifer (Grady) Ellerbee, Vanessa (Joseph) Pooler and Barbara Reed; Nephews, Jonathan Brice Johnson, Herman Johnson, Marshall Coe, Stanley Murray, Chester Reed, Jr. and Levester Reed; a host of other close relatives and friends.