Susan Lovelace Murphy

March 23, 2021

Mrs. Susan Lovelace Murphy, age 78 of Excel, AL passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 at her residence. She lived most of her life in Escambia and Monroe Counties. Mrs. Murphy was a native of Pensacola, FL where she was born to the late Samuel L. Lovelace, Sr. and Ruby Cottle Lovelace. The bridge entering into NAS Pensacola was named in her father’s memory. Mrs. Murphy was a 1960 graduate of Pensacola High School. She was a 1964 graduate of Auburn University and earned her AA and a Master Degrees from Troy University. Mrs. Murphy retired after 32 years of teaching and was a member of Excel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel L. Lovelace, Sr. and Ruby Cottle Lovelace and husband Cecil M. Murphy, Jr.

Mrs. Murphy is survived by two sons Mark (Cindy) Murphy of Excel, AL and Mike (Jimmie Lynn) Murphy of Bay Minette, AL; brother Samuel (Pat) Lovelace, Jr. of Johns Creek, GA; sister-in-law Charlotte Murphy of Pensacola, FL; grandsons Matthew Murphy, Morgan Murphy, Logan Murphy and Wesley Parker; granddaughters Mallorie Murphy and Micah Murphy; great grandchildren Matison Murphy, Maddox Murphy, Marshall Cullen Murphy, Myles Murphy and Joanna Cobb; five nieces and one nephew.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 1PM at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore with the Rev. Terry Harden officiating. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Special thanks to Hospice of Monroe County Hospital and Care Givers of Loving Hands Personal Care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pilots For Christ of Monroeville..


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