Murphy Smith, Sr.
Murphy Smith, Sr., transitioned to his heavenly home on December 28, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 93. Born on February 13, 1926, to the late Helen Davis. Beloved husband of 74 years to Bernice Reddick Smith. Father of Vera Depland, Murphy, Jr. (Rebecca), Janice, Larry Smith, Lillie Williams, Elaine (Albert) Ragas, Carolyn (Eugene) Pansy, and Sylvia (Ernest) Davis. Grandfather of 18 grandchildren; great-grandfather of 29 and great-great-grandfather of one. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Helen Davis; beloved Grandmother Adline Davis; brothers, Curly, Wilkie, Cal, and Edward Declouet; sister, Juanita Ross. Relatives and friends of the family, all neighboring churches of Plaquemines Parish, and employees of Empire Menhaden (Daybrook Fisheries) Company and Hospice and Palliative Care Compassus New Orleans attended the visitation and funeral services on January 11, 2020, at the Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, 27796 Highway 23, Port Sulphur, LA. Interment: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, 8968 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA. Professional Services entrusted to Murray Henderson Funeral Home 1209, Tech Street, New Orleans, LA.