Born: Wednesday Sep 7, 1949

Died: Sunday Feb 2, 2020


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 - ASPCA.org 

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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Thomas and family I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Susan Turner

Lena will be remembered for being a good friend, an avid horsewoman, a talented water skiier, and an animal rescue/rehabber. She took good care of people too. Lena was an honest woman and always shot from the hip; she didn't sugar coat things. She once told me that "life was messy and to jump in with both feet." When I saw her last she said, "it is what it is." Lena had a big heart and was larger than life. She left us too soon. I will surely miss her.
Tisha Bundy

Many fond memories from the late 1960s of Lena. She was very good friends with my brother Jerry Handyand our family really enjoyed her visits with us. RIP Lena. My condolences to the family.
Vicki Robertson

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL WITH LENA. SHE WAS A VERY PRETTY YOUNG LADY, AND SHE WAS VERY NICE. MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
KAREN ROBERTSON

Thomas, sharing in your sadness as you lay Lena to rest.There are no words that will suffice what you are going thru just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace sweet Lena.
Kristie B Rorrer

Prayers for Friends and Family πŸ™β€πŸ™ She was a Beautiful person πŸ’—
Patty Terry

So sorry to learn of the loss of my beautiful cousin. So many great memories of growing up together and sharing family events. Prayers to Thomas and others close to her.
Steve Martin

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