Peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2011 Xavier Murphy Smith went home to be with the Lord. Family and friends will unite on Friday, October 28, from 9 am until time of Christian Burial 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, MD 20660. Interment will follow after service at Charles Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Xavier Murphy Smith, was born on April 11, 1938 in Morganza, Maryland, to the late Joseph Washington Smith and Margaret Theresa (Dyson) Smith. After several months of illness, the Lord called him home on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
Xavier, affectionately known as “Murphy” attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Morganza, MD. He pursued most of his educational, social and spiritual endeavors in St. Mary’s County. Murphy retired from the St. Mary’s County School Board where he worked as a custodian at Chopticon High School, Chaptico, Maryland and retired on June 14, 2000.
Murphy was reared in a large family with little means, but when he grew up and started working he appreciated the money he had earned and spent it frugally. He was distinguished in his dress and loved to venture out to social gatherings. He enjoyed company and conversing with family and friends. He was free spirited and would give his last dime. Murphy enjoyed cooking and made many delicious meals. He was a Washington Redskins fan and was a music fan of James Brown (the Godfather of Soul).
The world could not contain the good and pleasant things we could say about him, and space won’t allow. Anyone that came into his company could testify to that statement. He will be dearly missed.
Murphy leaves to cherish his memory, three brothers, Leonard Washington, James Walter, and Thomas Maurice; three sisters; Agnes Theresa, Mary Alethia Swann, and Margaret Louise Brown; and one brother-in-law, Elmer Brown, Jr. He is also survived by a host of nieces, and nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brother’s, Joseph Edward, Charles Alexander, and Thomas Marshall; three sisters, Sarah Regina, Veronica Marie, and Charlotte Core Lee.