OBITUARY

Kendall Sherwood Murray

September 30, 1952June 30, 2018
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Kendall Sherwood Murray, an amazing soul was born September 30, 1952 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Eugene and Robmae Murray.

He attended the public schools of Corpus Christi and later traveled to Houston, Texas to continue his formal education at Prairie View A & M where he graduated with his bachelors degree.

He accepted Christ at an early age. His love and faith in God helped him to stand strong during the course of his life. Kendall joined the Church Without Walls where he remained a member until his death.

On April 17, 1982 Kendall and Leona were united in holy matrimony. To this union they were blessed with one son, Kejun Murray and a daughter, Kendra Murray. Kendall worked for United Parcel Service (UPS) for 33 years in Houston, Texas. He was also known as “Greyhound, Ken, Cool Daddy”, he was A respected and a hardworking man. Kendall believed in treating everyone equally and fairly. He loved to serve his community through UPS. Kendall was a truly exceptional well-rounded athlete. His favorite sports and hobbies included dominoes, basketball, pool, baseball, table tennis and much more. Kendall was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Robmae Murray and His grandmother Clara Phillips.

His memory and legacy will live on the lives of those who knew him and those who were touched by the many activities for which he was involved. These memories will especially be cherished by his wife Leona (Faye) Murray, his daughter Kendra, his son, Kejun; his brother Glynn (Gladys), sisters Sharon and Michelle, sister-in-law Franchester; nieces Adrea and Carmesia, nephews Edward, Brian and Nicholas; godsons Joseph and Renard; a great-niece, McKenzie and a Great-Nephew Cameron and a goddaughter Dee. A host of other relatives and friends will cherish Kendall’s memory.

In the Words of Kendall, “I’m Rolling With The Lord”

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 14, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service
REMEMBERING

Kendall Sherwood Murray

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Michelle Johnson

July 30, 2018

Kendall,
No words can explain how much we miss you and loved you. Over the years , there was distance, but never too far to affect the love we have for you. We are so Blessed that we were able to get the 4 of us back together again. You are gone in body, but will forever remain in our hearts. We will be together again someday. Say “hi” to mom, Mr. J and Mommie for us. Rest in heaven my brother. “Roll with the Lord”

Love you always,
Your siblings, Sharon, Glynn and Michelle

Ava Blunt

July 28, 2018

There are so many loving memories of Kendall which I cherish in my heart. Kendall's demeanor, his swag, his wisdom, and his ability to relate to people on all levels. You married my beautiful cousin and you were a wonderful husband and loving father who provide for his family. I cherish the day you invited my husband to a party where we met, and as they say the rest is history. I know you are "Rolling with the Lord', you're in good company with my husband. I know you would want Faye and I to stay together and we will. I love you and I will NEVER forget how you were a big influence in my life. Your smile and spirit will forever be in my💜. Faye, Kejun and Kendra, I love you and I am here for you.

Gone too soon, rest in peace with Jesus.

Love,

Ava

The Chambers Family Ricky, Waylia, Ricky II, India, Rylee, Jaleesa

July 28, 2018

We want to share our love for Uncle Kendall and the entire family during this time. My parents both express how he was like a brother to them and a gift to have in their lives. He made our entire family feel special, loved, and always welcomed in their home. We werent related by earthly ties, but we were related by our heavenly father and he treated us as nothing less than his own. Uncle Kendall treated us like we were his kids, and our parents like they were his siblings.
He was always finding a way to make us laugh, and my mother loves when they would get their favorite food together, some shrimp. His energy was that of pure comfort and joy, we never felt negativity coming from him, and we could always expect a smile when being around him.
Even though he is not here sharing this earth with us any longer, we know that his spirit lives on in the people he has touched and the legacy he leaves behind in his beautiful family. He has gone home to be with our heavenly father, and as sure as God is good we will see our uncle and our parents brother again.

We love you Murray Family,

Love The Chambers Family

Cenetreia (NeNe) Montgomery

July 28, 2018

Thank you bestie (Kendra) and mother Leona and Kejun for sharing pops with me! It meant a great deal to me I appreciate the time I got to spend with pops. The encouraging words, the inspiration, the wisdom that he shared with me. Mr.Kendall (pops) and Mrs.Leona (mom) would call me there (chocolate drop) I’m going to miss hearing pops say nene take care of my baby (Kendra) and leave that man (my husband) alone he’s working don’t bother him hahaha. Mr.Kendall was a good man every example of how an God fearing man should be, when you look up the definition of a man it should have Mr.Kendall picture next to it! We’re going to miss you pops Love (The Montgomery’s) your bouns daughter NeNe!

Tonya Nealy-Camel

July 28, 2018

"Pops Kendall Murray", where do I start to say "THANK YOU & MY DEAR GUARDIAN ANGEL MS. LEONA !!! (aka Delicia's Godparents❤)
You WERE the Peace within my soul that God gave ME when I couldn't be there for my child🙌. I Thanked GOD EVERYDAY for HIS loving Grace, Kindness and Mercy for placing your family in my CHILD'S life! Days when I was going through my storm you had my CHILD covered🙌❤!!! Delicia LOVED YOU from the bottom of her heart and ALWAYS spoke of you in the MOST LOVING and caring way a child would of a loving parent. Thank you!

Dee kept me up to date on your daily progress and we PRAYED together for God's healing. I heard of the special conversations you two would have and the fatherly tips you encouraged her with. YOU shared and showered her with a loving father's spirit when she needed it the most. THAT was a SPECIAL Gift from GOD💙. Thank You!!
And the loving sisterly bond she had with Kendra was an EXTRA BLESSING God gave her! It filled my heart with so MUCH Joy❤!
And YOU Momma Leona! ... You had ME covered😘!!
Pops you WILL be Truly Missed!!!
My Sis. Leona, Kendra and Keyun YOU ALL will ALWAYS have a SPECIAL place in MY heart and in MY Family's hearts!! For loving our daughter, granddaughter and Olivia's big sister like the 🎁 it was from heaven🙌🙏❤❤❤ !!!
Not goodbye, but see you later...😘
Sending Prayers of Comfort, Strength, Mercy & Grace to the Murray Family in your time of lost...

With God's LOVE from the,
Nealy-Camel & Young Family
God Bless you,
❤❤❤

Kendra Murray

July 28, 2018

Dear Daddy,
it was such a pleasure and blessing having you in my life for these past 30 years. I couldn't have asked God for a better father! I was truly blessed for having a special man like yourself to be my father! He really showed out when he created you! I love you so much, and I miss you dearly. You have instilled in me the qualities of what a real man is, and how a man should treat and take care his family. Thank you! I admired you and my mothers relationship and marriage! You were selfless and had such a giving heart and beautiful spirit, and might i add handsome, and a charismatic man! Mama loved those EYES of yours! She never wanted for anything! You were such a great father to me. Just being in your presence and hearing all the wisdom you gave me I cherish forever! You always supported me and had my back through it all. I'm glad so many people got to meet and a know you. They got to feel the presence of such a strong, faithful man of his word. I will cherish all of the fond intimate memories spent with you from being your little girl to your young adult little girl now! We had a special daddy/ daughter bond that no one could tear apart! So many laughs and secrets! I'll miss eating that good exquisite food with you at our steakhouses! Papas Bro Steakhouse, Fleming's, etc. I'll miss your style and grace, your pleasant smile and sweet voice, and my good ol SUGAR! Taking you to play dominoes! You talking noise! When i call and say "Daddy I'm at discount tire they said i need two tires" and you say "Get four tires Kendra, and a warranty, use the card Daddy got you"! You spoiled me rotten! I love you! My dog forever, my love, My Daddy! I know you resting and you still got me "My Guardian Angel" you ROLLING WITH THE LORD! I'll see you later its not goodbye!!

Love always,
Your Baby Girl Kendra Sher-Cole'

Dorothy Quinones

July 28, 2018

The Good Lord places people in your life for a reason and maybe just a season. I am so blessed to have known Kendall, even just for a season
he was the UPS man at my previous employer for the 13 years I was employed there.He later introduced me to his wife and family we all became good friends, and will continue to be even after his departure. He was a great guy and it is so wonderful to know that everyone could see the same great qualities I saw in him. Love and miss you always Kendall you will never be forgotten.
Dorothy Mcdougal Quinones

Mary Potts

July 18, 2018

In our lifetime, friends come and go. I was blessed to have Kendall as my forever friend and brother. I pray that your family will find comfort in the memories and continue to embrace the love and care you gave them. Ride on with the Lord, my friend. Ride on. . . .

Marcel Laviolette

July 16, 2018

Uncle Kendall showed me what a man of God looked like. Psalms 128 fits him to the point. I wished the moments were more and I had a chance to say thanks. Growing up I had very few male spiritual anchors. Uncle Kendall is one of them. Aunt Faye Kendra and Kejun are the proof of how great you are. Just know that the love you showed to everyone is in our hearts and minds. Marcy Mar loves y'all.

Leona Murray

July 15, 2018

I just like to thank everyone for coming to Kendall’s celebration to show your love for my husband.
I don’t have to explain how Kendall was to anyone. Everyone knows he was the greatest man on Earth. It only took meeting him once to remember him forever.
He is and always will be my best friend and there will continually be a deep hole in my heart that will never heal.
Kendall, was my soul mate. Plain and Simple.
It takes some people decades to find the person they were meant to be with. It takes others several tries to find them. And some never do.
But I am one of those blessed, and lucky few that found him on the first try.
All it took was one look and I knew he was the man I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. I didn’t get the rest of my life, but I got the rest of his. Our time together may have been cut short, but the happiness we shared together 36 years plus will last lifetime.
I will most definitely mourn the lose of my beloved husband, my best friend, my soulmate, my everything. But, I will find comfort in the knowledge that he loves me to no end.
Kendall always stated God has a plan and he is rolling with the Lord, and we have to accept it and go with it.
We don’t know what’s god plan is but it’s something special and that’s as big as the world and open to everyone.
I will miss Kendall until the day god calls me home and so will our son Kejun, and daughter Kendra. But we will never feel alone because Kendall has left behind a love that cannot be broken. Until we are together again, I’m not complete.
Thank you for helping me find forever.
You have left me a piece of you.
To the greatest husband and father most wonderful friend.
I love you always and forever!!!
Rest In Peace