Maurice Murphy

Sunrise: July 30, 1973

Sunset: March 20, 2020

On March 20, 2020 Maurice Murphy beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend was called home to be with the Lord.  Maurice was born July 30, 1973 in Norfolk to Hazel Slaughter and Ransom Murphy who he leaves to cherish his memories.  Maurice was truly loved and spoiled by his grandmother, Ladyne Williams, and his grandfather Billie Lyons, who both preceded him in death.

Maurice, affectionately known as “Reese” to all who knew him was a graduate of Maury High School, class of 1991.  He was raised in the Norview community of Norfolk.  After graduating high school Maurice held several jobs until landing employment with Didlake Inc., which he has been with for 20 years.  Maurice had such a huge heart.  He was friendly, funny, and very wise for his 46 years.  If there was anything that he could do to help you, he was there for you always to lend a hand.

Maurice will truly be missed and leaves to celebrate his life, his mother Hazel Slaughter (Kim), his father Ransom Murphy (Marie); brother’s, Torrance Murphy (Arnisha) and Roderick Murphy; stepbrothers, Brett Slaughter and Donnie Simmons; stepsisters, DeShel Cherry, Samantha Willie, and Andrea Fox; and host of nieces, nephews, Godmother Charlotte Shelton; brother’s, Arthur Shelton Jr, Antoine Johnson, Christopher Goings, Rodney Brehon, Terry Banks, Rodney Holley, Bishop Jermone James, Jermaine James, Timothy James, Kevin Sanders, Clifton James Jr, and Omar Griffin.

Viewing Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Rev. Myra Payne says

    So sorry for your loss keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that the sweet Holy Spirit will comfort now and the days to come in the Name of Jesus.
    Rev. Myra Payne

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    Cuz!!!!! As we always greeted one another… your sudden passing was heartfelt… my God…you will forever be in my heart…love you cuz!!!

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      Danisha Clark says

      Maurice was one of the most caring, energetic, loving person I know. Working with him made my days so much better he always kept us laughing. He will forever be remembered and greatly missed. My deepest condolences to the family. R.I.H. Maurice a.k.a. reese cup

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    Charlotte says

    R.I.H my moving partner..you will be missed. Arthur and Tynisha better not move anymore.. I’m not helping with out you.

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    Phyllis Hall says

    Hazel please except my sincere condolence in this time of sorrow. I ask God to continue to bless you, Sheila and protect you. I am ways here for you.

    Love you
    Phyllis Hall

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    Anthony Ralph says

    R.I.Power to my classmate from Rosemont middle. Nothing but good memories and you will definitely sadly be missed by many. It’s never good-bye it’s always I will see you later…….😞

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    Kiki says

    I am so saddened about the passing of Maurice. He was the sweetest person in the world. I would call Maurice and he always be there. Im so glad that’s was blessed by his presence and he is gonna be missed dearly.

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      Kenny & Shirley Jones says

      May God send his Angel’s to take charge over your life doing this time of grief and the loss of your loved one. Mr. And Mrs. Zaph Jones.

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    Mary Basnight says

    Dear Family of Maurice, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know what it is to be separated from a loved one. Take comfort in the Lord; for He can give you that strength & courage no other can. Always in my prayers.

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    Reginald Robinson says

    To the Murphy Family,

    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

    Uncle Jun, T, and Rick,

    Sincere condolences and prayers to you all. We will all meet again.


    Cousin Reggie

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    Kristal Brehon Brooks says

    To the family and friends Reese was a jewel, the nicest person in the world, he was just a good man, I pray that you will be comforted in this season, May God bless you,
    Reese you will be missed at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and every other family gathering.

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    Jacinta Hodge says

    Hazel and family, my heart goes out to you and family in the loss of your son Maurice, my deepest sympathy, you are in my prayers asking God to give you all strength and comfort at this time. RIP Maurice.
    Jacinta Hodge(Jay)

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    Tiffany Brehon Bryant says

    My condolences to the family and friends of Reese. I have known him since elementary school. He has always been like a brother to me. I have nothing but good memories of Reese. He was a kindhearted man. He will greatly be missed especially at our family gatherings.
    Family, I pray for comfort during this time. I pray that God will continue to bless you.
    Love always my friend,
    Tiffany Brehon-Bryant

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    Lloyd and Sharon Copeland, Class #2 says

    Your New Mt. Olive church family join you in celebrating the life and legacy of your beloved son Maurice. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. We love you and we are praying for you. We are here if you need us.

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    Kimico Brown says

    Sis. Marie, sending my condolences and prayers to you and the family for the loss of your son. If there’s anything we can do, please do not hesitate to contact us. God Bless you all.

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    Telecia Huffin says

    I love you guys and I loved Maurice. He had such a big heart and always willing to help everyone. I will carry him in my heart and memory. I pray peace and strength for everyone.

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    Sis. Kenya Wilson says

    Praying for you and the family. May God continue to you.

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    Chanacy and Chardine Butler says

    To Sis. Murphy, me and my mom wanted to send our condolences to you and the family. We will keep you all in our prayers. We love you and if there is anything that you need please contact us. My God be with you all.

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    Ivy Herron says


    Maurice, we are Thankful for the time we had you in our life’s.
    I just want to let you know the day you left your earthly home and gained your wings, my heart just torn in two. One side filled with heartache, the other side left with you. We are so devastated that we cannot attend your Homegoing due to this horrific virus called COVID-19′

    Maurice, you were Very Special and a Dearly Loved Nephew and Cousin. Thank You for always being at the airport and bringing Uncle June to pick up your Aunt & Cousin. Whenever I wanted to go shopping at the mall or get my hair done or even go get a Slurpee at 7-Eleven you would say let’s ride cuz and of course I was ready to roll bounce with you all over Norfolk, Va.

    Maurice, you left me with the memories of a lifetime and I Love You Dearly. I know I can’t bring you back, although I wish it everyday. To mourn you from Flint, Mi. is so hard to do. I’ve been crying and can’t stop. I know you wouldn’t want your best 1st cousin to be upset, but it’s so hard to say Good-Bye, but Good-Bye it will never be. So I will just say, “See You Later Cuz and Sleep Well.”

    Meet me at the Pearly Gates when Heaven calls for me. I know you’ll be there waiting for me along with:
    Grand-Ma Virnette Murphy & Grand-Dad Ransom Murphy.
    My Daddy your Uncle Don Herron.
    Aunt Cumy Hawkins & Aunt Maxine Murphy along with the rest of the Roger’s Family cause they were there waiting upon your arrival.

    I know whenever I’m feeling sad and this smile becomes a frown. I’ll look up to the sky above and there will be an Angel ( My Cousin Maurice) looking down!!!!!

    Your Loving Cousin’s
    Ivy, Roy, & Kevin Herron
    (Niece & Nephew to Ransom(Marie) Murphy)
    Your Loving Aunt Eldridge Herron
    (Sister to Ransom(Marie) Murphy)
    Flint, Michigan

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