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Dennis D’Andre Murray  was born on March 13, 1964 to the late William Paris Murray Sr., and Lillian Davis Coston Murray.  He was the 9th of 10 brothers and sisters.  Dennis was called home to eternal rest on January 5, 2023 at the age of 58.

Dennis was educated in St. Mary’s County Schools, graduating from Great Mills High School in 1982. After graduation, he joined the United States Army from 1983 to 1985 and was stationed in Germany and Ft. Benning, Georgia.  After leaving the Army, Dennis worked several positions before being hired by St. Mary’s County Nursing Center where he worked as a Security Officer for over 30 years until his death. While working for the Nursing Center, he was also employed by St. Mary’s County Public Schools as a Security Resource Officer and retired in June after 21 years of service.

Dennis loved working with his hands and would assist family and friends with the restoration, remodeling, and the beautification of their homes.  He was very meticulous, making sure that his work was perfect and would last a lifetime. He would always stop whatever he was doing to go help his family and friends.

Dennis had a great love for racing, and would often be found at the Maryland International Speedway in Budd’s Creek during racing season.  He loved drag racing and going to car shows.  He also loved to travel.  Mostly, Dennis loved spending time with his family as is witnessed by the many family dinners, cookouts and other get togethers he held in his backyard. 

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, William Murray, Sr. and Lillian Murray; his sister, Rozellia Hurt, and his maternal and paternal grandparents. 

He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Shawn Dickens of Great Mills MD; three daughters, Nicole Murray of Great Mills MD, Denise Murray of Pasadena MD, and Jaelynn Murray of Lexington Park MD; his siblings, brothers, William Paris Murray, Jr. of Lexington Park MD, Durwood Murray (Cynthia) of Waldorf MD, Russell Murray (Loretta) of Suffolk VA, Sheldon Murray (Regenia) of Waldorf MD and Michael (Tony) Murray of Lexington Park MD; his sisters, Barbara Spencer of Waldorf MD, Angela Caesar (Randy) of Waldorf MD, Rhonda Shade (Donnie) of Lexington Park MD, Sheila Shavers of Gatesville TX, Brenda Manns of San Antonio TX, and Kendra Robinson of Baltimore MD; 11 grandchildren, JayShawn, Niyla, Za’kyiah, Ka’myiah, Aaliyah, Malakai, Devron, Damari, Daleke, Dajonae, and Trystan; one great grandchild, Dior Murray and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and special friends, the Valley Boys.       

Family and friends will unite on Friday, January 20, 2023 for visitation from 9:30 am – 11:00 am; service to begin at 11:00 am at First Missionary Baptist Church, 46370 Pegg Ln, Lexington Park, MD 20653.  Interment will be at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery at a later date.


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  1. Darrell E Hall says:

    Dang, gone too soon. I got to make his acquaintance while driving school Bus for the county and we always shared a laugh or two. Such a friendly Soul!!! Gonna miss his wonderful smile!! Rest In Peace my friend

  2. Barbara Spencer says:

    My brother, my friend, my repair man, my wanna-be daddy, I sure miss you! Thanks for being there for me throughout the years. Just so you know, I’m sorry for almost burning your house down when I forgot the pot that was on the stove. You were a true man of God, bringing honor to our family and the family name. It’s time to sit down old soldier and take your rest!!! Love you, your sister Barbara.

  3. Mary Belle Combs says:

    So sorry to hear this about Dennis.. He was always friendly and full of fun..We had many talks on my way out from visiting my Dad.. will surely miss seeing him at the Nursing Center.. Rest In Peace Dennis..

  4. Donna Miedzinski says:

    My condolences and prayers are with the family of Dennis. Walking in the Nursing Home will never be the same.

  5. Niecy Hewlett says:

    Extending deep and Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  6. Diana D Lopez says:

    My prayers and condolences to the family for your loss. May his soul R.I.H.P.

  7. Patty Sherrill says:

    Condolences to the Murray family. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

  8. Mary Bowman says:

    My condolences to the Murray family I met Dennis while working at St .Mary’s Nursing Center he always had a smile on his face and telling jokes if work late shifts he made sure you got to your cars safe he will truely be missed R.I.P.Dennis

  9. Mary Bowman says:

    My condolences to the Murray family I met Dennis at St Mary’s Nursing Center he always was pleasant. to be around smiling and joking if work late always made sure you got to your car safe he will be miss by many

  10. Larry and Robin Harvey says:

    Nicole and the entire Murray family,may our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please except our sincere condolences.

    Larry and Robin Harvey

  11. Pearl A. West says:

    To the family of Dennis Murray: you have my Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayers in the loss of Dennis. I will always remember the kindness shown to our family and others whenever we would visit my aunt Isabel Waters at the Nursing Home. He was always so warm and pleasant. God Comfort you all.

  12. Gisele Schrader says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Dennis, “Mr. Murray”, always had a smile and was, and always will be, deeply appreciated by the students and staff at GMHS. Dennis was such a kind man. We are holding your family in prayer at this time.

  13. Larry and Robin Harvey says:

    Nicole and the entire Murray family, may our Lord bless you and your family during this time of grief. Please except our sincere condolences.

    Larry and Robin Harvey

  14. Kathy Woodington says:

    Dennis was a mentor and friend to so many! He always knew the right thing to say. I think he was called home because St. Peter needed help at the pearly gates. Rest in peace Dennis!

  15. Carl Van Dunk says:

    Dennis also known as Mr. Murray made such an impact on everyone around him. I will never forget the impact he had on some of my wrestlers and students while I was at GMHS. He would always have a smile on his face, and ask how students were doing, and make sure to keep students in line. I always enjoyed how he would check in with my wrestlers, and make sure they were doing the right thing and going down the right path as well. He also would come and support my wrestlers at home matches when he had the time as well. He was a good role model for the students, and I always loved how he supported my efforts with students at GMHS.

    He is sorely missed.

  16. Carl Van Dunk says:

    I’m sorry for your guys’ loss. Mr. Murray aka Dennis was a good man. He helped out so many students at GMHS, and they looked up to him like he was their father at times as well. He always supported my wrestling team too while he was there, and he would always show up to matches to see some of the kids who had a great relationship with him. I’ll always remember his presence at Great Mills, and how much of an impact he made on my students throughout the years.
    Prayers and thoughts go out to your family.

  17. Manuel Melendez says:

    Dennis is my Bestfriend and the Brother that I never had. We have the same interest and helped each other immensely. We’ve been to countless car shows and racing not to mention (clubbing when we were younger) . We enjoyed eating together and I love cooking‍for him as that’s how I showed my appreciation to him, also he enjoyed my food. Then with a full belly we would tell stories and watch his favorite shows. He was such a hardworking man and funny, too. Thank you for all the help, the friendship and the laughter. Rest is Peace, My Brother. You will surely be missed immensely.. I Pray for the whole family as we endure these painful times.

  18. Viola Jones says:

    My Condolences and prayers to the Murray Family. I worked with Mr Murray at GMHS for 19 years he was a great coworker and Friend I enjoyed working with him he was always joking laughing and singing all the old song from the 70s 80s and 90s he will be truly missed. Rest in peace Mr Murray.

  19. Angela Berry says:

    My condolences to the Murray family. I am so grateful for the congratulations hug we shared when he retired from SMCPS. Dennis’s beautiful smile will be greatly missed. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  20. PaQuita & Josh Brooks says:

    Condolences to the entire Murray Family! Dennis was a great man who touched the hearts of many.
    He will be missed dearly.

  21. Barbara Simpson says:

    May God bless your family in this hour in the loss of such an outstanding man. What a blessing he was to all who knew him.

  22. Beverly Ballard says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. R.I.P Dennis.

  23. Margaret "Peggy" Menard says:

    Dennis was a good friend as part of our GMHS family and we always would catch-up with chats when I would visit at the nursing center. My life is richer for having known Dennis, and my prayers are with all in the loss of this fine man.

  24. Ms. Crystal Kump says:

    It was an absolute honor and pleasure ro work with Mr. Murray at Spring Ridge Middle School. He was such a wonderful man and always knew how to make me laugh. I will always remember our conversations over morning coffee in my office. He was truly a treasure at our school. He will be greatly missed. Sending condolences to his entire family. God bless you all.

  25. Margie & Rick Hicks says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Dennis sure will be missed by all that had the honor to know him. RIP my friend.

  26. Vicki Mathis says:

    I will never forget our good times back in our younger days. You will truly be missed Dennis! Sending prayers to the family and friends.

  27. Shirley Copado says:

    RIP Dennis. Always a smile and a kind word. May God bless your family.

  28. Octavia Fenwick says:

    To the Murray family, you have my condolences at this time in the loss of your brother Dennis. I be seeing him at the nursing home in Leonardtown behind the desk making sure visitors sign in. The Bible speaks of no more sickness suffering and dying, these things will be done away with by means of his Heavenly Kingdom. Rev.21:3,4

  29. Horace says:

    My heartfelt prayers and condolences goes to the family. I met Dennis (spoon skillet ) Murray 8/2005 at GMHS and we hit it off right away. Dennis loved good food , so I nicked named him “Spoon Skillet “. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  30. Patricia Dale Weers says:

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends ! Dennis – thankyou for your friendship and the laughter. Rest In Peace

  31. Sharon & Ron Barnes says:

    Met Dennis at the Nursing Home. He would always find a way to put some sunshine in your day even if his day was a tough one!

  32. Junior Armstrong says:

    Rest in peace Dennis

  33. Junior Armstrong says:

    Dennis was good friend I enjoy working with Dennis at GMHS I will miss Dennis. My prayers go out to Dennis family.

  34. Sareka Butler says:

    Little Shawn and family I send my deepest condolences Mr. Murray you will truly be missed ❤️

  35. Scott mclane says:

    Dennis, rip Brother, we had some good times at gmhs, till we meet again brother.

  36. Peter Tao says:

    RIP Dennis. Truly heartbroken when I heard the news from Sheldon. Blessings and prayers to family and friends.

  37. Patrick Stanley Jr says:

    Dennis and I have known each other from Grade School. Greenview Knolls. We have had bad times and alot of good times. Dennis tried to have a bad side but the good in him always canme out. I will miss his whit, laugh and good soul. He continued to try and help others. My son was also privileged to meet Dennis and knew what I had witnessed. Dennis has touch so many of our kids and we are forever greatful for Him. God Bless you Dennis. We all will miss you. Until we meet up again my forever friend.

  38. Sabrina Boyd Patrón says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. May God comfort you during this very difficult time.

  39. Candace says:

    My deepest condolences to my Shawn and the whole family. Mr. Murray made my HS years at GMHS so much better! He was always smiling and cracking jokes! He will be truly missed.
    Sending prayers of peace and comfort

  40. Vincent Price says:

    My condolences and prayers are with the family. Dennis we will all miss that great smile, but most of all your sincerity and friendship. Until we meet again my friend. Rest in Heaven

  41. Alyssa says:

    Sending lots of love and prayers to the family.
    Mr. Murray has made a difference in so many lives. I’ There are no words for the legacy he has left behind . His shining personality will live on in our hearts. A true shining star in the! Rest up. With love, alyssa

  42. Ronda Dorsey says:

    Shaun and y’all sister I’m sorry for your lost, I’m bless I got to meet and work with your dad Mr Murray he always tease me, because I used to point my fingers at the children (students) because I didn’t know their name lol, my grandson Tae’Qarie will miss him also. lol, RIP Mr Murray from The Dorsey family.

  43. Cindy Downs says:

    I enjoyed talking to Dennis many times at the Nursing Center.

  44. Talea Ingmire says:

    My condolences

  45. Brenda Dyson says:

    My condolences to the Murray family. Dennis was a wonderful man.

  46. Peggy Thompson says:

    Ah, Dennis, your smile and laugh will surely be missed. Rest well my friend, my brother…

    I pray that the the Lord wrap His loving arms around the Murray family and friends at this most difficult time. Find comfort that Dennis is with Pops, Lillian, and Rose looking into the glorious face of God.

    I love you all and feel your pain… Nieces and nephew, please let me know if you need anything.

  47. Thyris says:

    Dennis was a cool joking fun man. He always looked at the positive in things. You could always count on him to make u laugh. It was never a dull moment working with him. He will truly be missed prayers to his kids and family. May his soul R.I.P.

  48. Billy Fitzgerald says:

    Danny was a fine man and gentleman! His memories will be our blessing! R. I. P.

  49. Diamond says:

    Sending lots of love and prayers to the family.
    Mr. Murray has made a difference in so many lives. I’m grateful to have been apart of that. There are no words for the legacy he has left. His shining personality will live on in our hearts. A true LEGEND! Rest up. With love,

    The Huffs, Williams & Woods Family

  50. Cindy Ferrall says:

    Mr Murray always had a smile on his face and was always a good friend. He will truly be missed by many. R.I.P. ❤

  51. Jake Heibel says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time,
    Jake and Tracey Heibel

  52. Gloria Jordan-Hayden says:

    Shaun so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He will be greatly missed by many. My love goes out to you and the families. Gloria

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