OBITUARY

Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy

May 4, 1993September 11, 2011

Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy was born on May 4, 1993 in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Tephanie Holston & Taylonn Murphy. Tayshana had Four Siblings: Robert, Tanasia, Taylonn Jr. and Deana. Tayshana gave her life to Christ on March 16, 2007, when she became a member of Progressive Baptist Church. Education: She was a senior at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers and a nationally-ranked point guard; several colleges were actively recruiting her.

Achievements: Tayshana, a highly touted girl's prep basketball player was rated the class of 2012's No. 16 point guard by ESPN.com's HoopGurlz recruiting site, and was cited as one of the top girl's basketball prospects in the city by the Daily News. Accolades: Super Showcase ATL-Fall 09: Her nickname is Chicken but that definitely doesn't describe Tayshana Murphy's game. At 5-6, Tayshana is almost impossible to stay in front of because of her quick feet and tight handle. With the ball in her hands she is so dangerous because she was always in attack mode; slashing to the basket allows her to create shots for herself and her teammates. Her crossover dribble is straight from the playgrounds of New York City and it may be one of the best in the girls' game today. Attributes: Tayshana was known for her hazel eyes and bright smile; she was kind, unselfish and loyal to both family and friends. Tayshana also enjoyed dancing and writing poetry. She leaves to cherish her memory: Her Mother Tephanie Holston, Father Taylonn Murphy, Grand Mother Naomi Murphy, Grand Father Clifton Murphy, Great Grand Father Lester Kelly Sr., Siblings: Robert (Aareon ), Tanasia (Jahquinn), Taylonn Jr. and Deana (Damani). Aunts:Kim Holston (Moses) and Kai Murphy. Uncles: Kevin, Omar (Alona), Armed (Amad, Amarion), Darrin (Darrin Jr., Malik) and Justin. God Father Kasim Alston, God Father Compton Edwards,and God Son Davonte Williams; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

Tayshana was preceded in death by: (Maternal) Grand Mother Corrine Holston, Great-Grand Mother Rosa Lee Holston, Great-Grand Father Master Holston, (Paternal) Great-Grand Mother, Emily Murphy-Mott.

Arrangements under the direction of Thomas M. Quinn & Sons, Astoria, NY.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 16, 2011

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 16, 2011

Memories

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Aikira King

July 4, 2018

I've never meet this Beautiful soul but for some reason her story appeared on my phone today. I can't stop watching videos or reading up on her story. It breaks my heart such a Beautiful Talented young woman filled with Happiness and Promise gone too soon. 😪 I pray God continues to Bless this family to find comfort and peace in her memory.... God Bless Chicken and God Bless her Family..... ❤️🙏🏾

TINA DAVIS

December 8, 2011

B.I.P. CHICKEN UR MEMORY WILL ALWAYZ B HELD UP 4 EVA...

CAYA Titus

November 29, 2011

i didnt know tayshana " chicken " but it felt like i knew her because of all the memories on facebook and EVERYDAY i go on her facebook page"tayshana murphy" and i look at people posts some are so funny and some are sad ! i WISH i HAD KNOWN TAYSHANA and HER FAMILY cause i know we would' ve gotten along ! tayshana knew soooooo many people ! and everybody loves her ! & miss youu ; i remeber one day i broke down in tears watching youtube and asking god why he had take someone with SO much TALENT And someone that was going to be something and do something in life ! but hey god has a plan right ? well BALL IN PEACEE CHicken ! LOVE U Even though i NEVER met Youu it Feels Like i Know You ! IMMA CONT. TO PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY , WIFE , AND FRIENDSS ! . .TELL ME UNCLE REEM I SAID HEY AND TELL GOD I SAID HEY ! VISIT ME IN MY DREAMS CHICKEN BYEEE <3

LaTonia Towe

November 15, 2011

Loving you always, Chicken!!! I probably shouldnt have looked at these pictures but i had to!! You will never ever be forgotten!!
Love ya Always, Tawn

Maria Greene

October 28, 2011

- Chicken we love & miss you so much . You was the perfect Sister, Friend, Teammate that ANYONE would have been Thankful to Know ! Sleep in Paradise Babygirl <3

naomi wilson

October 26, 2011

all my thoughts are with this family i know how this pain feels i have been there
keep praying an love each other thank god for every moment i think of tayshana
daily so sorry she is gone never met her but my heart still hurts for her god bless

Uhura Cater

October 9, 2011

I am so sorry for our lost. Chicken will be missed. She is looking down at everyone believe me you will be ok. I know what it feels like to loose someone. I lost my brother in May 2011, my uncle in September 2011 and my ex husband 10/11. Just like God has been there for me he will be there for you. He able.

Uhura Cater(Brooklyn, NY)

S. PRATT

October 7, 2011

MY HEART IS HEAVY & I'M STILL AT LOSS 4 WORDS. WE LOST A GOOD ONE! IT WOULD TAKE A LIFETIME 2 SHARE ALL THE MEMORIES OF YOU CHICK! I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE UR GONE I'M WORKIN ON COMING TO TERMS W. IT. EVERY MOMENT WE SHARED BRINGS TEARS TO MY EYES BCUZ ALL I HAVE LEFT ARE MEMORIES. THEY ALSO MAKE ME LAUGH.. BCUZ ONE OF UR BEST TRAITS WAS .. UR SENSE OF HUMOR. I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO UR MOTHER CUZ SHE'S ONE STRONG INDIVIDUAL. MAY GOD CONTINUE 2 CARRY HER IN THIS TIME OF NEED. AS WELL AS UR FATHER SIBLINGS & NEPHEW! GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES AND PROVES HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST. SO TIL WE MEET AGAIN U WILL 4EVA BE IN MY HEART & I WILL *NEVER* 4GET U!!! SLEEP IN PEACE CHICK/SIS <3 MUCH LOVE <3

lynette cauldwell

October 4, 2011

@tayshana its been years but never forgotten the family me and lord really miss u im sorry this had 2 happen 2 u may god bless ur soul we missin u down here ....:O(

shakeema parker

October 3, 2011

Im truly in deed sad angry fustrated because she was a sweet heart loved chicken so much beautiful gurl hope the family is ok i will keep you in prayer

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