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Shirley J. Murphy
Bay City, Michigan
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister went home to be with her Lord peacefully Thursday evening July 12, 2018 at Heartland-Hampton, age 75. Shirley was born December 18, 1942 in Bay City to the late Stephen and Helen (Young) Jacob. She married John W. Murphy in 1963 and he predeceased her in January of 1998. Shirley was a member of the Salvation Army and attended services at First Pentecostal Church in Bay City. She was a member of the Ladies Group at the Salvation Army and enjoyed playing Canasta and going to the casino with her family.
Surviving are her three children: Bonnie L. (Rev. Johnny Lee) Powers, Ricky Murphy and Robert (Debbie) Murphy, nine grandchildren: Charity, Hannah, Ashley, Robert, Crystal, Kayla, Michelle, Callie and Robert Jr., 13 great grandchildren and one brother Roger (good friend Kitty) Jacob. Shirley was predeceased by two daughters, Tammy Murphy and Cindy Miller, one grandson Johnny Powers Jr. and six brothers and sisters.
The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Squires Funeral Home. Rev. Johnny Lee Powers will officiate and interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11:00 am until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”
Shirley’s family would like to thank Major Mike and Major Shirley for always being there to take care of her. Also, thank you to Iva Wilkerson at church for her friendship made with Shirley over the past few years and lifelong friend Gloria for the memories which have been made over their life time together since child hood.