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Elick Lamar Murphy

February 12, 1953 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Elick Lamar Murphy Obituary

Elick Lamar Murphy of Saint Paul, Minnesota, formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. He was born in Choctaw, Mississippi on February 12, 1953, to the union of Harvey Lee Murphy and Laviada (Lane) Murphy.  Elick was raised by his grandparents, Ross Pleasant and Voila Carter.  Elick left Mississippi in 1969 to reunite with his mother and siblings in South Bend, Indiana; in doing so, he changed his name to Lamont. Lamont met his first love, Gail Reynolds.  In 1971, he joined the Army, serving three years. Upon leaving, he made his way to Kansas City, Missouri, where he met Dorothy Ford. He remained in Kansas City for many years. Lamont traveled to Saint Paul, Minnesota where his dad, Harvey Lee and Barbara Murphy lived.  Lamont traveled back and forth for several years. In 2007, Lamont moved to Moreno Valley, California and settled with Dorothy Hogan.  He remained until his health turned for the worse. Once again Lamont moved back to Saint Paul, Minnesota in June 2020 where he entered several nursing homes until his departure.  Lamont was a good man, a kind and gentle spirit.  He would give you the shirt off his back if one asked.  He loved his family and had a special love for his four children and grandchildren. Lamont retired as a Chef. Elick's bucket list was to own an RV like his father, and Elick was very proud that he was able to finally purchase one. He loved R&B music and was very fashionable.  Minnesota Vikings was his team.  If there was a camera in the room, he was in front of it; but above all, Lamont loved the Lord.

Preceding him in death was grandparents, Ross Pleasant and Voila Carter; parents, Harvey Lee Murphy and Laviada (Lane) Murphy; stepfather, Neil Howard; brothers, Harvey Lee Murphy Jr., John Davis Murphy, Marvin Alexander Murphy and Kevin Ross; sister, Jackie Howard; brother-in-law, Stanley Ross, Aunt Virgie Coleman and Uncle James Coleman.

Lamont leaves to cherish his memory, stepmother, Barbara Murphy; daughters, Erica Murphy of Decatur, Georgia, Ebony (David) Love and, Sherrie Murphy, both of Austin, Texas, and Leonardias Lamont Murphy of Moreno, California; sisters, Carolyn (Bud Johnson) Murphy and Dorothy (Michael) Lee, Joyce Howard and Freda Howard, all of South Bend, Indiana, and Keila Ross of Saint Paul, Minnesota; brothers, Robert Murphy  of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Ernest Murphy, Charles Murphy, Kent Kendrick and Daryl Murphy, all of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Greg Howard of South Bend, Indiana; grandchildren, Ryan Walker, Madison Walker and Evan Walker, all of Decatur, Georgia, sisters,  Chassity (Victor) Berry and David Love Jr., all of Austin, Texas, and Jaden Lamont Murphy of Mareno Vally, California; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Our family wishes to give special thanks to Hospice Estates of Roseville, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and anyone else who participated in the care of Elick Lamar Murphy.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified of them, for the Lord your God goes with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Deuteronomy 31:6

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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 13, 2024

12:30 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Memorial Service
January 13, 2024

1:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601


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