Official Obituary of

Kendra La'Shea Murphy

June 21, 1990 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 33) 33 Years Old

Kendra Murphy Obituary

Kendra La'Shea Murphy, age 33, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on February 12, 2024. She was born on June 21, 1990, in South Bend, Indiana.

Kendra attended John Adams High School and was a dedicated employee of over 12 years at Brothers Bar & Grill.  Kendra will forever be remembered for her funny personality, beautiful smile, generosity, kindness, love and dedication.  She loved grilling on a beautiful day, doing hair, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Kendra said she asked God for a chance to feel real love, and God gave her a son. On a 60-degree day one September, Kendra and LaQuan welcomed a beautiful baby boy! He was perfect in every way. Lasane Messi Broussard was Kendra’s pride and joy. She even named him after her favorite rapper, Lesane Parish Crooks aka Tupac Shakur. She wanted to make sure he enjoyed life and was able to experience all the things she missed out on as a kid. The Boy Mom pair took amazing trips, ate good food, read books, jumped in swimming pools, played with dinosaurs and loved life. LaSane was always Kendra’s priority, and she showed it in the way she cared for him. Kendra was an amazing mother.


She is survived by her son Lasane Messi Broussard, his father and the love of her life, LaQuan Broussard; her mother Donna Murphy and father Reginald Bird; sisters Kenya Murphy(Tony Barton), Keyuanna Murphy, Kanyla Murphy, and Kenisha Wells; brothers Kenyon Murphy(Charkia James), Keenen Murphy(Tiara Harris), Kenny Jackson, and Tony Hesiben; best friend of almost 20 years, Emily Thompson; two very special aunts who were like second mothers to Kendra: Stacy Murphy and Lisa Bird; aunts Glenda Buchanan, Debra Murphy, and Beverly Dempsey, Rosemary Andrson and Carrie Burks; special uncles Maurice Bird and Lowell Murphy Jr.; uncles Kenneth Bird Jr., Marcel Bird, and Jerome Mincy; special cousins Terrel Doaks, Erica Murphy, and Ronald Mitchem Jr.; nieces and nephews Tanyla Barton, Taryn Barton, Jace Murphy, Jersey Murphy, Kali Murphy, Kavion Murphy, Kaliyah Murphy, Keruan Murphy, Kylynn Murphy, Kaiden Jones, Ky'Air Murphy, Ki'Mari Johnson, Kelena Jackson, Damesha Wells, Demetrius Wells Jr, and Zion Johnson; Godchildren Avery Franklin and Mila Sleepers; special Brother’s Bar & Grill customer, Glen Rosswurm.


Kendra was preceded in death by her father Kenyon Hesiben, maternal grandparents Lowell and Alzate Murphy; paternal grandparents Kenneth and Ellen Bird; aunt Theresa Mincy; uncles Michael Murphy and Mark Murphy, Vaughn Mincy, Anthony Bird, Perry Bird; cousins, Lejunia Bird and Dequan Bird.

A service celebrating Kendra’s life will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024.  Visitation is 12-1:00PM with a 1:00PM service at Impact Ministries, 121 E. Tutt Street, South Bend, IN 46601. Alfords Mortuary in South Bend, IN, is assisting with the arrangements.

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February 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Impact Ministries
121 E. Tutt Street
South Bend, IN 46601

Celebration of Life
February 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Impact Ministries
121 E. Tutt Street
South Bend, IN 46601


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