Steven Gregory Murray, son of the late Bernard Murray and Barbara Ann
Murray, was born on February 22, 1960, in Baltimore, Maryland. Steven
departed this life on September 9, 2019.
Steven, better known as "Stevie," excepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior
at a young age. As a child, his late grandmother, Virginia Johnson, insisted that
he be baptized by the late Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr. He loved the Lord.
Stevie was a bricklayer by trade. He worked for different construction compa-
nies throughout the years.
Stevie was a man of few words. Some would be intimidated by his disposition.
Once his hard exterior was cracked, beneath was a gentle-hearted soul. A soul
that loved who he loved unconditionally and passionately. Those who did not
know him, may have been scared away by his so-called " mean mug". That was
their loss. Stevie came from lions; he was not a lamb and of course, would show
his fangs from time to time. This was to let you know that he was not to be
Stevie loved his family dearly. He stood by the side of his beloved first cousin
Marty, who proceeded him in death, after a lengthy illness. Marty was like a
brother to him, and Stevie never stopped mourning his death. There is some
peace in knowing that they are together, sharing old times, watching over the
family, and letting us know in their unique way that they still have our backs.
After he passed, his mom picked up two pennies from the sidewalk; "pennies
from heaven". Of course, she wanted to know what numbers were on them.
Stevie had a special love with his brother Renard, AKA "Moe". The two were
as thick as thieves. When you saw one, the other was not too far behind. People
often asked if they were twins. Their bond will not be broken, not even in death.
He loved who he loved. Those that knew him, knew him well; but those who
didn't, he did not care to explain it to them. Some of Stevie's last memories were
of2837 W. Garrison Ave, where he grew up and made him the man that he was.
His last words were, "I love you." What a perfect ending to his story.
Stevie leaves to mourn his beloved mother, Barbara Ann Murray, son, Steven
Murray Jr., granddaughters, brothers Leon Shade, Michael Shade (Barbara),
Renard Murray, Bernard Shade, Derek Jones, sisters, Angela Shade, Kay Shade,
Adrienne Shade (proceeded in death), Danielle Shade, aunts, and a host of
nieces, nephews that are far too many to mention.
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