We're sorry but the candle you have selected is currenty in the process of being purchased or has just recently been purchased.
Please feel free to select another candle or check back in 15 minutes to see if the candle you have selected has been released for purchase.
We're sorry but there are no candles available for lighting.
You have already begun a candle purchase session. If you would like to continue with your current candle choice please click "Continue" otherwise please click "Select Another".
In Memory of
1944 - 2018
Click above to light a memorial candle.
The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.
Johnny Murray, born March 19, 1944 was a life long resident of Mobile, AL departed this life on February 7, 2018 at a local hospital.
He was a faithful member of the Little Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and he was also a member of the Male Chorus until his health began to decline.
Johnny was a member of the United States Armed Forces later receiving honorable discharge in 1967, after which he began a career as a Long Shoreman for the Alabama State Docks. He also became a member of the Local 1410 Union of which he served faithfully and worked hard for a total of forty years later retiring in September 2007.
He enjoyed fishing, taking walks, working within the church, visiting the sick, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary A. Murray; two grandsons: Michael Hunt and William Campbell.
Johnny leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife of twenty-seven years, Susie Murray; three daughters: Pamela (Mitchell) Buskey Smith of Las Vegas, NV, Venice Williams and Veronica Hertz; six sons: Johnny (Joycelyn) Smith, Joseph (Tamisha) Smith, Freddie Smith, Michael (Angela) Jackson, Carlos Jackson and Kenneth Clark; two siblings: Celestine (John) Smith of Syracuse, NY and Freddie (Juanita) Murray of Mobile, AL; one sisterin-law, Ruth Stokes of Ocean Springs, MS; one brother-in-law, Ralph Campbell, Jr. of Mobile, AL; nineteen grandchildren: TaJonnee Hunt, Delisha Hunt, Krystal Hunt, Deleila Frison, Shantariaca Lindsey, Courtney Bush, Christian Tredwell, Joseph Smith, Jr., Michael Smith, Roderick Campbell, Tamara Campbell, Shannon Jackson, Tiffany (Jarod) Jackson, Talton Toatley, Nachikd (Ricky) Hopkins, Anthony Wallace, Asante Knight, Ashley Staten and Nedra Clark; fourteen greatgrandchildren; two great greatgrandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, devoted friend, Robert King; and his devoted church family; Deacons and Deaconess.
His remains will lie in state 1-8pm Friday, February 16, 2018 at Small's Mortuary, Mobile. AL. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9am until the 11am funeral hour at Little Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, 1516 Wolfridge Road, Mobile, AL. Interment will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Alabama State Veteran’s Cemetery, Spanish Fort, AL
DIGNIFIED AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENTRUSTED TO SMALL'S MORTUARY, 950 SOUTH BROAD STREET, MOBILE, ALABAMA 36603.
This Book of Memories brings those affected by loss together by encouraging communication and self-expression. By giving friends and family a special place to tell their stories and express their feelings of loss, it helps them care for one another during a very difficult time. Click on any of the links to the right to access features or information within this memorial website.