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Frederick Murphy

October 11, 1970 ~ January 31, 2022 (age 51)

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We regret to announce the passing of Mr. Frederick Murphy, who passed away on January 31, 2022, at his residence. A Celebration of life will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at the Berea Baptist Convention Center. Interment will follow after services at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Please keep the Murphy family in prayer. Professional services entrusted to Morris Funeral Home of Bennettsville, S.C. 

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Romans 14:8
If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Our beloved Frederick Murphy, known by those close to him as “Pep”, passed away on February 1, 2022, at the age of 51 after a courageous battle with health issues, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his memory. Frederick was born in Bennettsville, SC. He was the son of Sylvia Ann Murphy and Fred JG Thomas.

He attended and graduated from Marlboro County School District. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where he was a devoted member of the Usher Board.

Frederick was always smiling, and loved the Dallas Cowboys to the end, and as a youth, he played high school football.  He worked various jobs, but he later started his own landscape and handyman business. It was his passion.

On April 4, 2015, he married the love of his life, Shirley, and they both echoed their love by saying, “I love my wife, and I love my husband.”

Frederick was preceded in death by his grandparents Monnie and JD Murphy, Fred and Alma Thomas, Uncles Dewayne and Jerry Murphy, and Aunt Barbara Buie.

Frederick will remain in the hearts of his devoted family. He leaves to mourn his wife Shirley, his mother Sylvia A. Murphy (John), his father Fred  (De’Elizabeth) Thomas; his daughter, Mariah Murphy; his sisters LaShonda Murphy, LaShawn (Damian) Bridges; his nephews Tyrone Ellerbe and Ian Bridges; the apple of his affection, his granddaughter, Aria; Mother-in-Law Ruby (James) Covington ; Sister-in-Laws Barbara (Elvis) Moore, Monique (Charles) McPherson; Brother-in-Laws: James (Sharon) Nelson, John and Derrick Bright. During his marriage, he gained additional children Jessica (Quentrell) Nelson, Antione (Kenyetta) Morgan, Dewayne Bright, and Kenwood Bright; additional grandchildren, Keshaunna, Keosha, Kelijah, Keyonna, Antione Jr, Mckenzie, Kaius, and Kylan; Aunts: Sharon Thomas and Alfreda (Robert) Stroman; Uncles: Tauris and Jimmy Murphy; Special cousins: Dwayne (Kimberlyn) Thomas, Ronnie (Aletha) Rollins; a special friend, Robert Boatright; special nieces, Nidella Sellers and Ka’Jayla Murphy and a myrid of other family, friends, and acquaintances from his childhood to adulthood.



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 Service Program


Celebration of Life
February 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Berea Baptist Convention Center

Interment following funeral service
February 6, 2022

Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery
Wallace Rd
Bennettsville, SC 29512

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