Mr. Norman Vern Murray acquired his wings to become one of God’s Angels on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness. Norman, the son of the late Norman Murray Jr. and the late Mattie L. Murray, was born July 12, 1960, in Florence, South Carolina.
Norman affectionately called “Red or Red Dog” attended the Florence Public School System and was a South Florence High School Class of 1978 graduate. Upon graduation, he attended training classes as a Pipe Layer to put down pipes on the roads. He was also employed at Florence Detention Center as a Correction Officer, Bullet Convenient Store and McCall Farms as a Custodian.
Norman accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Norman Murray Jr. and Mattie L. Murray; a daughter, Keywanda Sewell Pigett; a granddaughter, Cortianna Cooper, a nephew, Dontae Johnson and a cousin, Gary Cook. Norman, a devoted father, brother and uncle, will be greatly missed by all those who loved him.
Norman leaves to cherish his precious memories: two children he raised, Donella Graham and Frederick aka "Man” (Sharelle) Graham both of Florence, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Ze’Keisha Graham, Richard Hobbs Jr., Ronneisha Hobbs all of Florence, South Carolina, Ty Keyah Sewell of Newport News, Virginia and Unique Pigett of Florence, South Carolina; two sisters, Carolyn D. Murray of Columbia, South Carolina and Margaret E. McIver of Florence, South Carolina; six special cousins, Ameica L. (Frank) Mueller of Germany; LaChell R. Murray and Anita E. (Tony) Manago both of Florence, South Carolina, Kashia R. Doyle and Yolanda (Omist) Hickman both of Columbia, South Carolina and Danella McIver of Florence, South Carolina; three special nephews, Kevin D. (Loretta) Murray of Florence, South Carolina, Julio R. (Jessica) Johnson of El Paso, Texas and Marshall (Angela) McIver of Florence, South Carolina; numerous great nieces; great nephews; great great-nieces; great great-nephews; a close friend, Sally Smith; two childhood friends, LaVern Dickerson and Earl Dickerson; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Please keep the family of Norman V. Murray in your thoughts and prayers.