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”



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


  • Committal Service

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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

Wendy Ahmad

July 13, 2018

May god hold you in his loving arms! I will always remember your smiling face and your strong will!!

Wanda Loveless

July 11, 2018

I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of Kendall Sherwood Murray. He was loving and real and laid a strong foundation for his family. His magnetic smile will be missed by all who knew him. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

While we are mourning the loss of our friend,
others (especially "Fly") are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.

Lastly, I want to bid Kendall a final farewell.... may he meet my glorious Lord and Saviour in a great celebration.

Rick and Lety Ramirez

July 9, 2018

Our sincere condolences to the Murray family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Monty E. Francis, Sr.

July 7, 2018

My other big brother: Kendall Murray, who grew up 5 doors down from me on Hemlock Street in Greenwood. Kendall looked out for those of us who were just 2 or 3 years younger than he. He was always transitioning, changing, growing, developing and was both fun-loving and the voice of reason when we faced trouble or confusion. He gave us "nicknames". Although he was cooler than me, he tagged me "Iceman". I remember him running, jumping, smiling and sometimes teasing, He was neat and always well dressed and a charmer. He grew into quite an athlete and amazed us as he always came through for the basketball team. He would drive ( Ronnie Rice and me ) as we commuted to work during our summer jobs at Suntide Refinery. He charted the path for many homeboys who also decided "off to school after graduation" was the way. From Houston, back to Corpus during his visits home, he made his rounds and always would holla at his boy. He was broad enough to relate in an array of circles. When he heard that I was preaching, he looked me up and what a meaningful moment he gave me. He had a magnificent way of touching our lives and we are all going to truly miss his special character. Prayers and condolences to the Murray family and to my childhood friend and Kendall's only blood brother: Glynn.

Carol Mercer

July 7, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Kendall’s death. He was a wonderful person who always had a smile on his face. We grew up together in church at St. Paul United Methodist Church. We also attended high school together. I was a sophomore and he was a senior with my sister, Pam. He was a great basketball player and a good friend. May God comfort you and keep you in his protective arms. He will be missed.

Leo Barrera, Jr

July 6, 2018

A classmate and teammate on the district winning team at Moody High School in 1971. Kendall left us too soon and this is not fair but obviously someone upstairs had different plans. Kendall was a ahead of his time. I thank our basketball coach, "X" Perez for letting me know of Kendall's promotion to Heaven's all star team. Kendall, please look out for us down here. We miss you, man.

Ludi Zuniga

July 4, 2018

I’m from Moody Class of ‘72, but I remember Kendall from Cunningham to Moody, playing basketball and doing great along with the other teammates! What impressed me about Kendall was his kindness and his beautiful eyes. Everyone liked him! As I read the memories others posted about playing all kinds of games outside & having so much fun, it put a smile on my face. We did the same thing in our neighborhood and what fun we all had. My sincere condolences to the Murray family. I pray peace & comfort upon you as you go through this journey. Kendall is now rejoicing before our Heavenly Father! Praise God.