- 59 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 28, 1954
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Mar 5, 2014
|David, Dave, "D", Daddy, Uncle D….son, brother, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend. Forever in our hearts.|
This memorial website is created to celebrate our dearest "D."
We encourage you to share your memories, photos and videos in honor of this wonderful man, the Lord's newest angel.
We have been absolutely deluged with a huge outpouring of love and kindness, and for that we are overwhelmed and extremely grateful. We always knew that D was very special, and you should know that your thoughtful words and actions have been inspiring and comforting for Traci, Kelli and me. We are experiencing a gigantic void in our lives and trust that the Lord will continue to guide and protect all the family and friends that mourn at this time. Here are the details
Funeral Mass - 12 Noon
Saturday, March 15th
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
11291 SW 142 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33186
Interment follows at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery
11411 NW 25 St, Miami, Florida 33172
Memorial Mass - 11:30am
Saturday, April 12th
St Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church
4300 King Springs Rd, Smyrna, Georgia 30082
In lieu of flowers, a charitable contribution in David's memory would be welcomed at either of the following:
Missionaries of the Poor
PO Box 29893
Atlanta, GA 30359
(headquartered in Jamaica, serving the poorest of the poor in Uganda, Indonesia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Philippines)
Winship Cancer Center of Emory University / Director's Fund Office of Gift Records,
1762 Clifton Road NE, Suite 1400,
Atlanta, GA 30322.
Online at winshipcancer.emory.edu/support
"Two years, and it feels like you just left us to start you job as our guardian angel. Your girls are doing well but you know they miss you. Your second grandchild is on the way but you know all this as I know you are orchestrating everything from up there in heaven. Miss you terribly my dear friend."
"Two years...& a second grandchild coming ....This precious gift of life ~ in this world, & eternal for those of us who believe ~ we thank God for the life of David, whose love touched so many while he was here . May God continue to strengthen his loved ones left behind. Nancy, you are an inspiration .
Love & blessings always"
"We missed you at the party last night Uncle David, but we know you were dancing in Heaven. Happy birthday!"
"Happy 60th Birthday, David! Miss our long, rambling chats and just knowing you were there."
"Happy birthday maas David. We know that you are up above, and looking after us. Till we meet again breds, we keep you in our memories and hearts."
"Uncle D..life without you will never be the same. However we bask in all the many memories we share. You are gone but not forgotten and we know you are looking down on us all with all your love. Tyler will not know Grandpa in person, but he will definitely know him in spirit. Uncle D we miss you. Nancy, Traci and Kelli all my love and continued support. Blessings"
"David aka"Crazy Rabbit" your cousin Ken and I miss you very much!
It's hard to believe that it has been a year already since your left us.
We miss all the fun things we did, the times we chatted, the horse playing because we alway saw each other as siblings. Ken misses you and misses his Star Trek partner. Nancy and your girls are doing well and you would be proud of them. Your grandson is adorable and very cute' he is surrounded by love.
You are missed"
"Time....doesn't stop.....each day, hour, minute is precious....as are the precious memories forever treasured by your loved ones left behind. We are richly blessed to believe in eternal life, so David has just gone ahead. Forever missed, always loved....you live on in hearts & minds, & in your first grandchild. Special love to Nancy, also to Traci & Kelli"
"Cannot believe it has already been a year. Miss you so much, your smile, your positive outlook, your contagious laughter. I know you are looking down at us from heaven and smiling at your grandson. Angel David continue to guide us my friend. Love and miss you lots"
"The year has flown by and my world is so very different without my "D". Here I am trying to figure out stuff and make decisions without my best friend and confidante. Our life was so simple, dealing with stuff one by one, and somehow managing to stay focused and positive. Here I am in a new city, a new home, a new chapter of life, anxious to feel settled. I wish you were here to hug our new grandson, he is precious and it would have been such a joy to see you in the grandpa role, sharing your wisdom, courage and humor. I thank God for you, my gift of a wonderful hubby and friend, and am consoled knowing that you are smiling and looking out for all of us. A finer person I have never met and your love lives on in my heart."
"A year has passed David but you will never be forgotten, every time that someone or something from our young days comes to mind or happens the memories of you always brings a smile and a silent tear, thank you for being a part of those good memories."
"David it has been a year today and I still miss our talks. Keep looking out for us up there."
"Happy Birthday David, we miss you terribly. Love Anne and Alicia"
"My dearest David. Yesterday,Thanksgiving day, we gave thanks for so many things. Today, the anniversary of your birth, I thank the dear LORD for allowing me to know you, miss you terribly but GOD willing, we will meet up again. Happy birthday angel David."
"On this special day I pause to remember our dearest D. So much can happen so fast and it is imperative that we do not lose hope in the gift of life that each of us has received. Let us move forward with the confidence that we are loved, and in turn we must love one another"
"Much respects to family and friends. Good to see he used to tease his cousins. Used to tease us too. Of course we gave him back. He displayed great tolerance having us as his friends! Always missed. A great guy."
"Uncle D you will forever be in my thoughts. Our memories are many and I am so happy for the way you lived and cared for my friend.. You were a great dad and your children thank God for you everyday. Continue to look down on us and guide us along the way. Love and miss you."
"My darling David - Happy Birthday. Miss your beautiful smile but know you are up there organizing everything in Heaven. Until we meet again my friend."
"Happy Birthday David! Keep Taking care of us up there. We miss you down here."
"Happy Birthday sweet David. We miss your wonderful smile and gentle nature. Our lives are better having known you and your beautiful family."
"D, on this significant day I can't help but think about the awesome father that you have been to our daughters. You made them feel secure and loved, knowing that you were always ready and available for them. You made them independent, thoughtful, responsible and not afraid of taking on challenges. I remember how you always took their phone calls, helped with school projects and comforted them when they didn't feel well. And you never complained. I loved being your wife. N"
"So many happy memories of all the cousins growing up together in Jamaica. David was a natural leader even in those days, whether it was organizing cricket matches, teasing his cousins, or daring us to climb higher in Grandma's cherry tree. I think food was always a predominant theme too! Although many miles separated us in our adult years, D would always reach out, pick up the phone to chat, or send an email. He had this enormous capacity to make you feel special. God bless you, D. I know you are watching over your beloved family of whom you were so proud."
"David was the little brother I never had, Living next door to each other for ten years we grew up together although I am almost five years older than he is.
His home in Miami was always my home away from home. After he got married ... nothing changed, except the cooking got better! To my mind Nancy was the best partner D could have had. Then they had two lovely daughters just to make it perfect.
To say that I miss D is an understatement of the first magnitude, life goes on yes, but a "large" piece is now missing.
Walk good "little" brother,
"Anniversary reflections....so much to be thankful for, and I am especially grateful for a wonderful marriage. Today would have been 32 years. Our life was full of optimism and good experiences and handling challenges with grace and levelheadedness. We tried to keep our focus on things that mattered, and steered away from all things negative. I miss "my D".
To our family and friends, thank you for being a part of our love story and allowing D to enjoy his life of service to The Lord and to you. And a big thank you also to everyone who joined the family in prayer at the services in Atlanta and Miami. We all know that D never wanted to be the center of attention but I am sure that he would have been quite humbled, and grateful, that you traveled from England, Canada, Trinidad, Cayman, Jamaica, NY, NJ, KY, CT, DC, MD, TX, TN, VA, NC, CO, IL and various cities throughout GA, FL. And if by chance you weren't with us on those special March and April dates, we could still feel your presence of love and support.
God bless you today and always."
"Found out about this a bit late and also fell ill myself. Just wanted to record that David and I were friends from 1st Form Jamaica College. Only made contact with him again in recent years after the Form reunion. That was my Boy Scout brethren. Clearly remember our Second Class Scout hikes. His personality did not change. Unruffled (despite having an annoying friend as me). A really great person who I will really miss. My condolences to the family... a tremendous loss!!"
"Fortunately to be able to attend both services for David and they were both beautiful. Nancy, Traci and Kelli have already continued the legacy that our darling David started. We all miss him so much but have to thank the dear LORD that we had the opportunity to be a part of his life here on earth. Know he is already working and organizing things up in heaven."
"Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Know that he is in heaven and you will see him again! Please let me know if I can be of assistance in any way...I live across the alley from you!"
"The last time we spoke I called David "a gentle giant" - in statue and manner. He was a wonderful person who touched so many lives and left an indelible imprint. I can hear his unmistakeable voice and laughter, thoughts of him always brought on a smile. What a tremendous loss - especially for the family he loved so much - but he lives on in our thoughts and memories. As I look through the photos it is just so hard to fathom that this vibrant, many-faceted person is no longer among us."
"One of "D"s favorite hymns:
When we were sharing "counting" & "stewardship" duties for Fr. Anthony Massi @ Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL), "D" used to hum this hymn. It kind of became our anthem during the "fund-raising" activities for the Building Fund for OLOL. I will always remember our "D" whenever I hear this refrain:
Lord, I believe
Lord, I believe
I believe you are the Christ
Lord, I believe."
"It burns our hearts and waters our eyes to hear.Ride with the angels my friend . The pictures show the love for life and family that you had, a true family man .God bless you. God keep Nancy and the girls strong through this journey , for we all know that through Jesus Christ all will be understood. Love your friends to lean on Peter and Michelle"
"So sorry to hear about Uncle David. Sending warm thoughts!"
"I grew up in Beryl Tomlinsons house next door to the Murrays. I remember the boys fondly albeit from another lifetime. We did reconnect once as adults & it was as if no time has passed. I am so sorry for your loss but I know we will all be together again one day. Til
then rest in peace my friend"
"I only heard of David's illness a week ago and in a week he had made his transition, so his passing was and still is a great shock to me. Yesterday was a true celebration of David's life and this website is a wonderful contribution - thank you Kelli! The pictures show the love and warmth you shared as a family. David was truly blessed to live with such a loving and caring wife and such wonderful daughters; he could not have been who he was meant to be without your love. Nancy, you were his rock, and the way you Kelli and Traci sent him off yesterday was truly a beautiful, heartfelt and peaceful tribute to his life. I can see him smiling down on you with much love and admiration. Love, hugs and blessings!"
"What a beautiful send off we experienced yesterday. I know David was there with us and he had that beautiful smile. He also had a good laugh at some of the stories that were shared. But what I think made him the happiest was how Nancy, Traci and Kelli took charge of everything, just as our dear David would have done.
May the Dear LORD bless you."
"Bev, Nicole, Karen, Aunt Nell and I will greatly miss David with his wonderful disposition and positive attitude throughout his illness. Our deepest condolences to Nancy, Traci, Andre and Kelli. His spirit will always be there to guide and comfort you."
"Our deepest condolences to you Nancy, Traci & Kelli & family. David was such a wonderful, kind man. He will be missed. Gone too soon but will not be forgotten. Rest in peace David."
"You were always there with a caring smile, a helping hand, a silly joke, and sage advice. Thank you for the beautiful imprint you've left on our lives and in our hearts. Your memory will live on, and we will cherish it. We love you Uncle David. May you rest in peace."
"I was privileged to pray with my cousin several times over the past year.
We shared our faith in God and was assured of His Love and promises that never fails even when we do not understand all. Almighty God has granted my cousin peace for evermore.
David finished his earthly race, crossed the finish line, and is now present with the Lord. D was a man of faith who lived well and finished well. So to his dear Nancy, Tracy and Kelli be comforted and know that you are in our prayers and our love always."
"David, I know I am not alone in saying I will miss you. You had a great sense of humor and were always gentle and positive. Just remember our saying "It's not what you say, it's how you look, Babe!". I will always remember you my friend."
"My daughter & David's daughters went to school together and they were in Marching Band together. When they would have Band Trips, Davis would tell me he would chapperone, if I would stay home and cook him some Pelau, that he liked so much from when he visited Trinidad. I would happily do so, cause I knew he would enjoy that meal. He & Nancy were very dear friends and D was a genuine, gentle soul and will be sorely missed. God speed David!!!"
"My sincerest condolences to Nancy, Kelli and Traci.
I had the pleasure of working with David in the 90's in the Miami office. He was such a kind and gentle person who will forever live in our hearts. May our Lord give your loving family the comfort they need in this very trying time."
"David, you were not only a Brother-In-Law, you were an example for me....a loyal and patient leader among men and patriarch of our family. You defined "success" for me and I will always be reminded of you through the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:
To laugh often and much
to win the respect of intelligent people
and affection of children; to earn the
appreciation of honest critics and
endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best
in others; to leave the world a bit
better, whether by a healthy child
a garden patch or redeemed
social condition; to know even
one life has breathed easier because
you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
"During the days after Katrina, David guided our area back from the disaster. His kind, gentle manner motivated us to work long hours during a difficult time. He left a positive mark on the area, made many friends and we were sorry to see him leave. Our sincerest sympathy to his family and may he rest in peace in the arm of Our Savior."
"You will be sorely missed David! Since 1975 we have been friends and became family in 1981.It has been a special relationship between us and you were like the big brother I never had! I am so blessed to have known you.
Ken & I take great pride in knowing that we played Cupid with you and Nancy and were witnesses at that beautiful union! We saw you take on the role as a husband, father, friend, counselor and an exemplary son to your parents.
Now God has called you home. While you work on earth is over, I know that God has assigned you special tasks that you are busy working on while continuing to watch over those you love dearly, especially your Dad, brothers Geoffrey and Kevin, your amazing and devoted wife Nancy and your two beautiful daughters Traci & Kelli!
I hold fond memories of all our times spent together and will keep my nickname for you "Crazy Rabbit" close to me,forever!
Love you always DMurjam.
Your memory will live on forever through your legacy......Traci and Kelli!!"
"My deepest condolences to Nancy, Tracey & Kelly...my prayers and thoughts are with you all...Davids' kind nature and warm smile will remain with us always."
"I feel honored to have known David. He was such a gentleman. We worked together in Jacksonville, and also being from Miami, he knew I missed my Cuban pastries and would bring me some when he made trips south. We loved to discuss politics, and he had a great sense of humor. So glad we kept in touch after he left. He always expressed his love for his family and the pride he had in his girls. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed."
"I had the pleasure of working with David in the Sunrise BRC. A man of character...he taught me well. My sincerest condolences to Nancy, Kellie and Traci. David was one of a kind and his legacy will live forever."
"Nancy...my long time forever friend....we were out of touch for a while, tho never far in heart. I wonder if you will ever know how inspiring David & you were as a couple & especially during David's illness.
I looked forward to getting his notes..they always filled me with awe & made me smile. God blessed you both with such love & 2 beautiful daughters. He only takes those who are worthy...the rest of us have to wait on His time.
You are a strong woman who has known a great love...that, your daughters & your faith will sustain you. "Rest in peace, David, you loved, & were loved in return."
"I had the pleasure of working with David in the BRC. He was always pleasant and available to talk when you needed him. I truly enjoyed knowing him and send prayers of comfort to his family. Heaven has another Angel."
"My condolences to the Murray family.
I remember David being a very nice and approachable person. He was my director at BellSouth some years ago. I remember one encounter with him where I was bringing my lunch back to eat at my desk. He saw me as I passed by his office and he invited me in to sit and each lunch with him. We talked about a few things I don't remember vividly, but I do remember him telling me the history of Jamaican Jerk. That story sticks with me today and will be one of the little nice things I will always remember about him."
"David was a great boss, wonderful friend and kind and gentle soul. We are all better having known David and know that he is now in the Loving arms of Our Father and Creator. David, you will forever live in our hearts and minds. Rest in peace my friend."
"My Dear Nancy, Kellie and Traci:
My deepest condolences on your loss of a wonderful Husband and Dad. When I was the real estate agent selling your home in Kendall your Dad took me into your bedrooms and said "we need to start packing all my daughters great achievements". He had such a proud grin on his face. He loved you all so very much. May the Dear Lord comfort you in this very trying time. Love, Brigitte Bornn (McClure)"
"David, I will always remember you as a quiet, reserved pillar of strength and kindness. Whenever I was in a gathering where you were present, I felt calm, at peace. You are surely and sorely missed."
"David was one of the most considerable , strong, and kind person, I remember , Maning one of the Charter Flight to London at the Norman Manley Airport,Air Jamaica I was a total Novice still in High School I had to do the manefest for the flight and had such a problem, David (BIG BIRD)came to my rescue and allow the flight to leave on time. Sleep well David you did us proud during your journey her so long, so long R.I.P."
"David, our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. We know that you will be helping out in the Almighty Church in the skies as you always did at Our Lady Of Lourdes. You will be missed as a friend and hope that your family will be comforted knowing that they have great friends around them and that you are at peace."
"David lived his philosophy: "Every Day Above Ground is a Good Day"
New Orleans will never be the same since David. He was a man who truly sought a God. I pray for healing and grace to all who loved him."
"I am blessed to have had David as a friend during our years together in Windsor and Miami. David was always good humoured, supportive, kind, and we have lost a really special person.
Nancy, Traci, and Kelli - we are thankful to have shared some of David's time with you, his beloved family.
Rest in peace my friend, and save a spot for me."
"I worked with David when he was here after Katrina. He is a good man with a funny sense of humor & a kind heart. I grew to respect not only the Manager but the man himself. When he came back to Louisiana, I worked with him on staff & it was the best job I have ever had at AT&T. He made my job interesting. He did love his spreadsheets & pivot tables but he taught me a lot about excel. He was missed when he left & I am saddened by his passing, Your family is in my prayers as you heal from this tremendous loss."
"Mahatma Gandhi once said, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” The few years I worked with David at BellSouth, he exemplified that statement. He was always friendly, cordial, and eager to help. No matter how crazy things got David kept his cool. David was a good man and did his best to leave the world a little better than how he found it. God Bless you David."
"David, you were a gentle kind man of great character who will be missed by many. You clearly made the world a better place and set a great example for your family. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten."
"Our lives are richer having known such a compassionate man as David truly was. He will be greatly missed, but we will forever have the memories of his friendship and wonderful smile. Our prayers and deep sorrow go out to his beautiful wife and girls. I know he will continue to be with you in your hearts and forever watch over and guide you from heaven. May God bless you all."
"My dear David you will be missed. You were always thinking of others. May you find rest in the Lord's arms now. I pray that your girls (Nancy, Traci and Kelli) will find peace knowing that you are no longer in pain. Rest in peace David. Love, Petes."
"Andrew and I will always cherish our memories of David and we will miss him terribly. In spite of all that he was going through he always remained positive and that alone is an example to us all. Nancy, Traci and Kelli we will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time."
"David was strong and brave to the end. The words of his last note on February 7th will be forever imprinted in my mind - so full of humor and optimism, even with the news of his mother who went ahead to prepare the path for him. Nancy, Traci and Kelli, take comfort in knowing that your lives were touched by a genuinely wonderful man who truly adored you all. Nancy, I can clearly remember David from our 20th ICHS reunion. He was the busiest of all the husbands there - organizing things, lifting boxes, and enthusiasticaly supporting our efforts . I can just see him up in heaven doing the same thing. He is in the arms of the Lord, now. It is well, it is well with (his) soul."
"David...you fought a long and hard battle. Your friends and family were there for you every step of the way. Rest in peace with our Lord my dear friend until we meet again. I love you."
"My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know so many lives were touched by David. What a wonderful person. May God be with you all and be your strength."
"The news of David's transition was very sad. He epitomized the strong family that he was born into and was such a happy and dutiful person in all that he did. I loved seeing David and Nancy together; they were so stable and such a solid couple. It pains me to think that Nancy and the girls will no longer have his physical presence to comfort him. But he will continue to watch over his family and his beloved wife from another realm. I am praying for you during your time of mourning; we are all mourning with you. Much love."
"I will miss you in this world David. You were a truly special person. You will live on in your amazing family.
Lots of love Sarla Jattan"
"I am so thankful to have had David as a friend. His jokes and sense of humor were always an uplift on some days when i needed it most. He loved his "girls"- Nancy and daughters and spoke of them frequently with love and affection. God bless you David."
"Although David was my younger cousin, I looked up to him in so many ways. I admired the way he demonstrated being a good son, a faithful husband, a loving father, a loyal brother, and a dependable family member, (uncle, nephew, cousin and FRIEND)!!. I learned so much from him through advice received both in my personal as well as my business life.
It has been said that “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel that you know.” I believe that is what we shall have in David.I dedicate one of my favorite hymns to him:
"Each life that touches ours for good
Reflects thine own great mercy, Lord;
Thou sendest blessings from above
Thru words and deeds of those who love.
What greater gift dost thou bestow,
What greater goodness can we know
Than Christlike friends, whose gentle ways
Strengthen our faith, enrich our days.
When such a friend from us departs,
We hold forever in our hearts
A sweet and hallowed memory,
Bringing us nearer, Lord, to thee.
For worthy friends whose lives proclaim
Devotion to the Savior's name,
Who bless our days with peace and love,
We praise thy goodness, Lord, above."
David, I will miss you, but look forward to when we shall certainly get together again on the other side of the veil and be reunited with other family members.
"I'll never forget David. I see him as that very handsome executive in his dark suit and tie. He was so organized that I just loved working with him. Even after the family moved out of state, I remember going over to to his brothers house when he came down to see his mother. We were close neighbors. I've seen his girls grow to adulthood. I know that they will miss him so much. He is in my prayers."
"I always knew David as a man of faith and one who led his life showing that faith. David always had a kind word and a pat on the back for those he knew, as well as those he didn't. Having known David both from Chuch as well as AT&T, David could always be counted on to do the right thing and always acted in an ethical manner. David will sorely be missed by those who knew and worked with him. His kind only come along once in a while. I admired David for how he conducted himself and considered David a good friend. The world lost a good man, but Heaven gained an Angel. - Dave, say "Hi" to Paula for me. "Rest In Peace My Friend"."
"My friend you are gone but not forgotten. May Nancy, Traci and Kelli know that they are truly loved and your guiding spirit will always be with them.
"Leave my Mummy alone"
May the angels take you into paradise. Rest well my friend"
"Heaven now has a handsome, awesome angel who will now guide his beautiful and loyal wife Nancy and his beautiful daughters Traci and Kelli. Mas D we are going to miss your beautiful smile and great laugh but we will ALWAYS have the memories. Rest in peace my darling."
"David you were strong to the end; you were my strength many times and not once you forgot to keep me posted on all that was happening with you, Nancy, Kellie and Traci. You were a true friend!!! I will miss you dearly David but I know you are free now from all pain. I didn't think God would take you so soon but he has better plans for you. David Rest In Peace, guide your 2 girls and Nancy from above. You will now be their forever strength from above. I miss you!!!"
"A gentle giant and a man of great faith. Your positive spirit despite your physical struggles will always be admired. May your family be comforted by all the fond memories you shared with them. Rest In Peace David."
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