Obituary For Lena Hamrick Murphy

September 7, 1949 - February 2, 2020

Lena Hamrick Murphy passed away peacefully at her home at 164 Wesley Place, Bassett, Virginia on February 2,2020 at the age of 70.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 4 from 5pm – 7pm, at Fair Funeral Home in Eden, NC. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lena’s life. 

Lena was born on September 7, 1949 in Eden, North Carolina to Evelyn and Aubrey Hamrick. She is a graduate of Morehead High School in Eden, North Carolina.

Lena had a deep love for her husband Thomas, animals, water and knowledge. She would enjoy the fact that she passed away on a date that is also the first palindrome in over 900 years (02/02/2020). Lena worked most recently with the local animal shelter to include fostering many infant animals. 

Lena is survived by her husband, Thomas Murphy of Bassett, Virginia; brother, David Hamrick of Eden, NC; sister, Kay Shumpert of Surfside, SC;  and step-son, Bobby Murphy of Bassett, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the ASPCA - 

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