Obituary of Luvon Murray
Jim passed away peacefully on July 2, 2018 at Asbury of Aldersgate. He was born on a family farm in Middlesex, North Carolina, to Bruce and Elsie Murray and had five brothers and two sisters.
Jim proudly served in the U.S. Navy for nearly eight years, during which time he met his wife of fifty years, Patricia Ann Murray of Charlotte, North Carolina. Following his service in the Navy, Jim joined A&P Tea Company, and he remained in the retail grocery business for his entire career in the Charlotte area. Jim and Pat lovingly raised their only child Mike in Mint Hill and adored their daughter-in-law Rita and their beloved granddaughters Katie and Paige.
Jim greatly enjoyed gardening and shared delicious vegetables with is friends and family each summer. Fishing was one of his favorite hobbies, and he delighted in teaching his granddaughters to fish. While he had traveled to many places in the world, he was happiest when traveling in the mountains with his wife and family. A devoted follower of Christ, Jim studied the Bible daily, faithfully prayed for friends and family members, and showed sincere kindness to everyone.
Jim is survived by a brother, Charlie Murray; a son, Mike and wife Rita; granddaughter Katie Cooper and husband Nathan; granddaughter Paige Tumolo and husband Keith; and additional family members including brother and sister-in-law’s, nieces, and nephews.
Jim’s family is grateful for his love and for his many wonderful friends including members of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, work colleagues, cherished neighbors, and many caring staff members and residents of Merrywood on Park and Asbury of Aldersgate.
A memorial service to celebrate Jim’s life will be conducted in the Chapel of Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to a non-profit that supports children and their families, including Second Harvest Food Bank or Crisis Assistance Ministry.