Dr. Cynthia Yvonne Murray, 71, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Lexington Medical Center. She was born in Camden, SC on July 1, 1947, the daughter of the late Edward T. Murray and the late Bessie Johnson Murray. She was Valedictorian of her high school class Boylan Haven Mather Academy, and went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, with her Masters and Ph.D., in Developmental Psychology. Serving as a licensed and certified School Psychologist in the school of South Carolina for over 25 years, she retired from the Kershaw County School District in 2005. She served by appointment to the SC Foster Care Review Board. A lifelong learner, she lead an active intellectual life, which included speaking French, German, and Spanish, closely following politics and international relations, researching and publishing genealogical profiles, and avidly consuming many genres of music and literature. She joined her favorite authors in 2014 when she published her educational thriller “Reading, Riting, and Rutthlessness” thorough Amazon.com. As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Murray helped to found both her undergraduate chapter at WU-Madison and the graduate chapter in Camden. A divorcee, she married twice, first to George Benjamin Boykin, and to the late Woodrow James. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved pets, Ogi, Edmund, and Samra. Dr. Murray is survived by her two sons; George Murray Boykin, and Hasan Johnson James both of Camden, SC; sister, Lois Gaither Newton of Tyler, TX; two nephews, Jon Cedric Newton of Tyler, TX and Justin C. Newton of Katy, TX. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held today, April 2, 2019, at 11: 30 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Cedars Cemetery. Dr. Murray will lie in state one hour prior to services. Brown’s Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Murray family. Memories and condolence shared online at www.brownsfhcamden.com.
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