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With sincerest compassion we respectfully announce the transition of Ms. Jennett Murphy. Ms. Murphy, a native of Mosses, AL, and resident of Montgomery, AL, transitioned Friday, March 31st, 2023. A Public Visitation will be held Friday, April 7th, 2023 in the Chapel of Jackson Professional Funeral Services. On Saturday, April 8th, 2023, Ms. Murphy will lie in state at 11AM for public visitation. The Homegoing Celebration will follow at 12 (NOON) at Bougahoma Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Earnest Green-Pastor, with Bishop Robert Lewis, Pastor of St. John Baptist Church & Abundant Life, as the Officiant & Eulogist. The Committal and Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Following the burial, family and friends will gather at the Mosses Town Hall for fellowship.
Ms. Jennett Murphy was born November 21st, 1961. She was the ninth child born to Mr. Lebron and Mrs. Mary Means Murphy. As a child, Jennett was raised as a member of the Old Bougahoma Missionary Baptist Church. A great deal of her childhood was spent in Inglewood, CA. During her teen years, she returned home to Alabama, attended and graduated from Central High School, and later became a dedicated member of Moses A.O.H. Church of God under the leadership of her uncle, Pastor Robert Means.
Jennett worked faithfully. She was known to learn how to do anything. Her industrious life included anything from commercial construction, building houses and painting; to sewing and becoming a governess for many families in the community. Although her health forced her to face many challenges, Jennett loved life and was thankful for every moment. When asked how she made it through some of those trials, she always referenced God and His sacrifice of love, often stating "So who am I to complain?" Jennett was a fighter and often encouraged others to press their way and don't give up. As she was able, Jennett thoroughly enjoyed shopping, cooking, going out to eat, trying new things, visiting other ministries, and more than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.
On March 31st, 2023 she peacefully transitioned. The golden heart that left a lasting legacy of love will always be celebrated by her devoted children: Iaikia (James) McWilliams, & Latresha Murphy, both of Montgomery, AL, Steven (Leah) Murphy, of Atlanta, GA, and Kory (Shundreia) Murphy of Calera, AL; eight grandchildren: Aldetrice Dee Murphy (whom she raised as her own), Alana, Kylnee, Kenson, Kenadi, Laila, Ma'Kenzie, and Zyion; two great-grandchildren: Malaiya and Milani; four bonus grandchildren: Jermaine, Shaniria, Amir, and Jakaden; six sisters: Julia Scipio of Carson, CA, Mary Edwards, Cynthia (Willis) Moorer & Martha Murphy, all of Hayneville, AL, Shirley Smith and Chareca Murphy, both of Montgomery, AL; five brothers: Robert Murphy, Arthur (Sandra) Murphy, and Jerome (Donna) Murphy, all of Chicago, IL, Hosie Murphy and Robert (Mary) Grant, both of Hayneville, AL; a sister-in-law: Viola Murphy, also of Hayneville, AL; one aunt: Rose Lee Williams of Chicago, IL; a devoted god-son: Lawrence E. Jackson, Jr.; devoted god-daughter: Kim Flynn; devoted cousin: David Merriweather; special friends: Annie May, Dorothy, Cora, and Ruth. she also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Jennett was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: James & Gregg Murphy.
Jackson Professional Funeral Services is grateful to the Murphy family for entrusting the final care and arrangements of their loved one to our caring and dedicated professionals. We solicit your continued, sincere support, and prayers for her family & friends as they navigate through this experience.