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Ellen J. Murphy
December 25, 1945 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Ellen Juanita Murphy (nee Washington), daughter of Charles and Eleanora Washington, of Sicklerville, NJ passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
Ellen worked, lived and played her entire life in South Jersey, a true Jersey girl. She prided herself on a great business acumen and a strong love for her Philadelphia sports. Ellen has developed and ran everything from a variety store to real estate in the greater Delaware Valley. Her charitable contributions to her community covered everything from giving to the Salvation Army to donating to SPCA. Ellen’s greatest gift to the world was her ability to be available to help when called upon. Her laugh was infectious and her drive for perfection was unmatched.
Ellen was a top Administrative Manager for MetLife Insurance Company, located in Haddon Township, and Bamberger’s/ Macy’s for over 40 years. She was very proud of her accomplishments at both company’s and after her retirement from MetLife, she was still called upon to continue to write her companies award winning, annual Veterans bulletin. Ellen’s dedication was never more present than her dedication to the bond between her sister Gwendolyn L. Davis and her children. Ellen served as the rock for Gwendolyn when times were hard and she always knew exactly what was needed to help improve the family’s situation. A true angel on earth, she helped Gwendolyn raise her three children without complaints.
Beloved wife of the late William Murphy. Devoted sister of Gwendolyn L. Davis. Loving and dear Aunt of James Davis, Juanita Davis and Elijah (Rosalie) Davis. She is also survived by her grand nieces and nephews, James, Brandon, Essence, Bionca, Elijah, Turquoise, Terrance, Travis, Asia, Naomi, Faith, Zion and Tajae and 10 great-grand nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to a “Celebration of Life,” on Thursday, December 14th @ 11:00am at the BELL-HENNESSY FUNERAL HOME, 420 South Main St., Williamstown, NJ. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Hammonton, NJ.