House District 127 | Richmond & Jefferson Counties
Representative Quincy Murphy
Quietly in the early morning of August 2, 2013, our loved one, Representative William Quincy Murphy, II, finished his task, put on his helmet of salvation, answered the call, and left behind a legacy of love, humanity and service to his family, friends and community.
William Quincy Murphy was preceded in death by his father William Quincy Murphy, his mother, Elease P. Wells, and his grandmother, Pearl Palmore. Quincy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of more than 35 years, Linda Dianne Murphy; a son, William Quincy Murphy III; a daughter, Jennifer Alishia Morgan (Tavarus); two aunts, Joan Farver, Mary Lee Washington; father-in-law, David Dunton; mother-in-law, Doris Dunton; sister-in-law, Deborah Smith; brother- in-law, Bernard Dunton; cousins, Janet Harrison (Charles) and Henry Byrd; a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1223 Laney Walker Boulevard, Augusta, with Reverend Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr., pastor-officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Quincy Murphy Foundation c/o First Bank, 1580 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.
Statements of condolences from state officials and colleagues (courtesy WJBF-TV):
Governor Nathan Deal:"Sandra and I were saddened to hear of Rep. Quincy Murphy's death last night. He worked until the very end of life on behalf of his community and the state of Georgia. We appreciate his willingness to serve and will keep his family in our prayers this weekend."
House Speaker David Ralston: "With the passing of Quincy Murphy today, the State of Georgia has lost a great leader, those he served in Augusta, Richmond County and Jefferson County have lost a tireless advocate, and I have lost a dear friend. Quincy Murphy spoke with a quiet but powerful voice on behalf of those whom he lifted up each day in his public service. Losing Quincy will leave a real void in the Georgia House of Representatives. I know that each member of the House joins me in expressing our sadness and sympathy to his family and friends."
House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams:"Rep. Murphy epitomized the basic decency and great spirit of Georgia. He always had a kind word and a willing spirit. Quincy will be sorely missed."
Rep. Wayne Howard: "His involvement in the community of Augusta and dedication to the State will always be remembered, and he will be deeply missed. I am honored to have called him a friend."
Sen. Hardie Davis:"Today, while traveling out of state I was deeply saddened to learn the news of Quincy's passing. Augusta and the State of Georgia has lost a good friend, mentor and family man who cared sincerely about those he served, his state and those who could not stand up for themselves. The loss of Rep. Murphy will be felt across the entire State of Georgia, as he was more than just a colleague in the legislature — he was simply ‘Q'. I will always remember Quincy's steadfast dedication to his family, church and community. Evett and I send our prayers and condolences to the Murphy family during this time of mourning."
Lowell Greenbaum, Richmond County Democratic Party: "Representative Quincy Murphy was a very passionate public servant who represented his constituents to the best of his ability. We will all miss his smile and graciousness. The Richmond County Democratic Party wishes his family our condolences."