Memorial Services for Mrs. Linda “The Black Rose” Marie Horns-McMurray, 67, of Killeen will be held on December 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Studio 3 Sweat at Cove Fitness Center located 1013 W. Hwy 190 Copperas Cove, Texas 76522 with Bro. Robert Ezagui officiating.
Mrs. Linda Marie Horns-McMurray died on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at a local hospital.
Linda Marie Horns-McMurray was born on December 1, 1954 to Jean Purdy and Pual Horns in Kansas City, Missouri. She was raised Lutheran and believer in God. She attended Pine City High School. She married at the age of 15 to her high school sweetheart which ended up being dissolved. She married a military man, became a proud mother who traveled to various places to include; Georgia, and Panama. She completed her GED and her love of education was furthered numerous times with various art degrees in; graphics designer, photography, painting, sculpting. That marriage soon ended and she began to strengthen herself. She started Tae Kwon Do classes in 1984 at the age of 30 years with the House of Discipline on Fort Hood, Texas eventually earning her black belt. While she was proud mother of her two children she grew to admire and love Grandmaster James “Jimm” McMurray. In 1990 they married and together they started to raise her family. Jimm and Linda developed a photography career which has since been inherited by her daughter. Linda’s character was mischievous, adventurous, and encouraging. She began teaching martial arts at the House of Discipline and developed her own classes. Linda was known as “The Black Rose” when she instructed a womans’ self-defense classes. Her class slogan was “Who is going to protect me from my protector?” She loved empowering people and being in the community. Mrs. McMurray was a member of the Red Hat Society and Past-President of the Killen Art Guild. Active as a facilitator and artist at the First Fridays in Cove. Her life lesson that she leaves behind is “Always Stand Up For Yourself and be Truthful!”.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents;
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, James “Jimm” McMurray; one son, Keith Grauman; one daughter,Tanya Grauman; one brother, Gary Horns and wife RuthAnn; three grandchildren, Adele Thomas,Yanel Thomas,and Zyrel Grauman-Mcgahee; one great daughter Zoiya Hines.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Mclanes Children's Hospital
A Special thank you to STC 4th Floor Nurses and Doctors for their attentive and loving care and wonderful support. Special thanks to the Manager and owner of the Sweat At Cove Fitness Facility. Special thanks to the House of Discipline Family for their unwavering support.
Arrangements are in the care of Young’s Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center in Temple, TX.