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Theodore W. Murray, Jr.

April 18, 1948 – May 29, 2020


Theodore Wesley Murray Jr, departed this life on Friday, May 29, 2020. Ted, affectionately known as “BABA” was born in Bronx, New York on April 18, 1948, Parents Grace O’Loughlin and Theodore Murray, Sr deceased. Growing up in Queens, New York was challenging at times, but with his big sister Elsie by his side they were and continued to be a force to be reckoned with. Ted was drafted into the Vietnam War during 1968, which would become the experience of a lifetime.

Ted specialized in Computer Technology working a total of 37 years within the Tech Industry (Digital Equipment /Compaq /Hewitt Packard /SAIC /BAE Systems) retiring as a Systems Engineer due to health issues. Ted enjoyed watching black/white movies & basketball, listening to music of the 60’s, playing chess, drinking brandy aka brown, and having long conversations with his buddy Jermaine .

Conversations with Ted could be like listening to “Yoda”, lots of wisdom when you finally figure out what he meant; “Stupid Fix; Can’t” is what he would say, meaning Can’t Fix, Stupid. While talking to and/or about his granddaughters, Ted’s eyelids would puff up (we would say his eyes were laughing/smiling); they brought him so much joy! Ted would always say, “Women are the seed of Life”, and must be respected at all times.”, which he instilled in each of his daughters and granddaughters.

Ted’s happiness derived from his everlasting marriage to his best friend Yolanda aka “Nneka”. Ted’s home-going causes tears to flow because we will miss his physical presence, please forgive us Lord for wishing he was here. It’s hard to give up someone we have come to love so dear.

We shall rejoice and thank God for a life of cherished memories. Ted is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Yolanda; his sister Elsie (Winston); Daughters: Lanette (Warren), Nica (Jarrell), Njeri, Monifa; Son: Jawara ; Granddaughters: Jazmin, Camille, Journi, & Asha; Niece: Jneen; Nephews: Bill Jr. & Conroy; In-Laws: The Walkers, Clay’s Turner’s, Lawson’s, Hines, & The Vincent’s; extended families; Shon/Owen, Kevin, and Friends.

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