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Tara V. Murray

August 19, 1968 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 52)


Tara Valencia Murray was born on August 19, 1968 to the parents of John W. Murray (deceased) Marcia S. Murray in Birmingham Alabama. At the age of eleven she moved to Cleveland Ohio with her mother and siblings.

Tara was the third oldest child amongst her siblings. She attended Martin L. King High School and graduated in 1986. After graduating from high school, she pursued a career as a medical assistant. She committed the last twenty years of her career caring for elderly residents as a dedicated employee of University Manor.

Tara joined Starlight Baptist Church at young age and gave her life to Christ which she truly was faithful and god fearing.

Tara truly lived her life to the fullest through simple pleasures; enjoying her loving family, spending time and chatting with friends, snacking and spending time with her daughter who she truly adored and loved deeply who was always by her side. Although she went through many trials and tribulations, she never gave up hope. Her life journey was always tested by faith, but she always had her trust in God and knew that everything was going to be ok. She was known for the color of hair and loved to write poetry and send out special quotes daily to love ones and special friends. Her favorite singers were Toni Braxton and Whitney Houston. Tara loved her some watermelon with salt and also like to crack jokes.

In February 2019 Tara was diagnose with Breast Cancer which she fought until the end.

On March 22, 2021 the Heavenly Father called her home. Tara was preceded in death by her children (one son) Darrell Murray, (two daughters) Tyra Nicole Cobbs, and Teliah Danier Murray, her two Grandmothers Ethel L. Evans, Flora J. Murray, her Father John W. Murray , (Aunt )Gladys Ward, (Uncle) James Ward and (cousin) Terria Ward, plus Extended family members Marlon Harper, and Icephine Slaughter , special loved ones who are gone but are not forgotten.

She leaves to mourn her beloved Mother Marcia S. Murray, to whom she truly loved and
adored, grandfather John C. Murray, three Aunts Elizabeth Bonham, Jessie Boone, Yvonne Murray, two uncles Willie Ward, and Leland Ward. (Cathy) six sisters Tanya L. Murray, Tiajuana R. Christian(Andre), Tinesha L. Maines, Tordesha Keith, Kyathia Keith, and Kiaria Murray- Johnson (Johnathan) two brothers Thaddeous D. Murray and O'Darrell Murray.

A host of nephews and nieces, great nieces, family and friends too many to name who loved her dearly which she truly loved and had a special relationship with each and every one of them.

Tara was a pleasure to be around everyone who came in contact with her loved her. Her memory will be a treasure her life filled with joy. Tara was a beautiful mother, daughter, sister, aunt and a friend who we will all truly miss. The memories and the moments we shared will never end.

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Public Viewing
April 2, 2021

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Watson's Funeral Home
10913 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Funeral Service
April 3, 2021

9:30 AM
Watson's Funeral Home
10913 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

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