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Vivian Beverly Jean “Slim” Murray

December 8, 1947 - September 8, 2019

Vivian Beverly Jean “Slim” Murray, age 71, of Townsend, DE, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Born in Jacksonville, NC on December 8, 1947, she was a daughter of Macy (Ezzell) Kirk and the late Albert Kirk, Jr.  Bev was educated in the Philadelphia Catholic school system. She devoted 38 years of service to the City of Philadelphia.  Bev was an extremely giving individual, who gave from her heart and always gave her straight forward advice.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and a dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, Bev was preceded in death by her brother, James Chasten.  She is survived by her children, Tawana Carroll (Troy), Jamil Murray and Alexas Pickron; siblings, Doris “Bit” Chasten, Albert Kirk III (Patricia), Diane Kirk, Michael Kirk, Sharon “Cougar” Murray (Gary), Sylvia Jones (Walter) and Stephen Kirk (Gail); grandchildren, Ariel Carroll, Ataarah Farris, Troy Carroll, Jr., Semaj Burroughs and Francesca “Frankie” Pickron; great granddaughter, Ashirah Farris; devoted and caring son-in-law, Troy Carroll; lifelong friend, Lucille Baker; close friend Pearl Robinson; special nephew, DJ; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loved ones and many dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 3 pm.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bev’s memory to the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter, 101 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 200, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

She’s clothed in strength and dignity with her head up high

We’ll all cherish your memory in our own different ways…We feel you smiling and we’re smiling back…you will never be more than a thought away…you fought your best fight…you always found ways to give more and give more. Hey Bev your strength was remarkable…so many hearts have been touched you will be deeply missed. We understood that you were ready to finish this course…It’s ok…you will do well with him as you did with us. On Sept 8th an angel came her way and peacefully whispered it’s time to meet your maker!!!! May you rest in peace…love your family.

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15 Condolences for Vivian Beverly Jean “Slim” Murray

  • I will truly miss my Aunt, but I can remember the good times we shared.

  • Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry for your loss. The Connell family.

  • Hi Tawana & Family
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. No words right now may give you comfort…but in time, it gets a little better. We pray that GOD gives you and your family strength and peace as you grieve the loss of your mom. She was a lovely person, who will be deeply missed. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love You!!

  • Hi Tawana & Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. No words right now may give you comfort…but in time, it gets a little better. We pray that GOD gives you and your family- strength and peace as you grieve the loss of your Mom. She was a lovely person, who will be missed. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love You!

  • Bev,

    You’ve left an impression on my heart no distance nor absence could change. Your love and generosity are beyond description. Our relationship has taught me so much about what it means to move people through all stages of life. You will forever be in my thoughts.

  • To my sister n law Beverly May you rest in peace and in the bosom of our heavenly Father cherishing the many thoughts and memories of you Love you Slim

  • Tawana,
    I am sorry for your loss. I remember your mom as my second mom, and I credit her for the friendship that we developed. From Middle school to adulthood!! Please know that GOD is with you and he will see you and your family through this time of grief. I love you and I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

    Love,
    Sharon Smith

  • To the family. May God keep and strenght yall in the days to come. Bev will be miss but never forgotten. I will always cherish the time and moment i had with your mom. She was the reals woman i have known. Speak her mine. My condolences to you all. Keep your hands in God’s hand and he will take care of yall. Love yall and God bless. Love Step

  • I love ❤️ you Beverly…always forever and a day

  • Hello my name is Nannette Brown mother of Surrea Brown and I want to send my deepest condolences to your family and Friends of your precious mother, I’m so sorry and my heart hurts for everyone, I’m here if you need me…truly I’m here, please don’t hesitate, may God Bless your family 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Crying and heart broken! This YEAR is the worst for me ! Sorry i can’t ATTEND Tawana, but know i love you and your family! Bev was admired, her spunk, up front truth, give it to you straight was all it took for me to love her ! My CONDOLENCES prayers and Love

  • We will really miss your awesome loving personality! ❤

  • My prayers are with you all during this time of bereavement. May God give you peace & keep you in his care. Love you all
    Tracey

  • Mom, we will miss you with all our heart. Words can’t express the amazing mother you were to your children. God doesn’t make any mistakes and we were blessed to have you for 71 years. We love and miss you..Always our mother.

  • May she Rest In Peace will never forget the times and laughs we shared in Pennsylvania, forever in my heart. Wish i could bring her back for a few more moments.-Love You Always,Terrance