Mrs. Loriene Murphy Love's sunrise was on August 10, 1930 and she was called home on Monday morning, January 4, 2021.She passed at White Oak Manor-Charlotte, North Carolina, due to complications of COVID-19.
Mrs. Love was the daughter of the late Mr. Thomas (Tom) Murphy and the late Mrs. Sally Hopper Murphy. She was born in Camden SC, but the Murphy family later moved to the McBee SC, (Chesterfield County), where Mrs. Love was raised and educated. Mrs. Love met, fell in love with and married Mr. KW Love, and they were blessed with fifteen children to their union.
After thirty years of marriage, Mrs. Love became a single-mother, resulting in her joining the workforce. She not only became a hard worker who employees could depend on, but she also became a pillar in her community and church. In addition to raising her children single-handedly, Mrs. Love also raised several of her grandchildren, as well as, took in children from the neighborhood that needed a hot meal or just motherly love. Mrs. Love was employed by White Oak Manor-Charlotte, where she served well over twenty years of faithful service until her retirement. She was a long-standing and faithful member of Cathy Memorial AME Zion Church of Charlotte, for over fifty years, where she served as Deaconess, in addition to many other duties and auxiliary boards. Mrs. Love was a loving mother to all throughout the Grier Town (Grier Heights) Community, and was affectionately known as "Mother Love" by most in the community.
Mrs. Love was preceded in death by her husband Mr. KW Loveand five of her sons: James Love (Deloris); Glenn E Love (Pia);Albert K Love, Timmy L Love and Andre' Love.
Mrs. Love is survived by 10 children: Emma Love, KC Love (Michelle), Walter Love (Doris), George Love (Gwen), Geraldine Love, Linda Ashe (Harry), David Love, and Jimmy Love (Lorraine) of Charlotte, NC. JoAnn McNair (Ronnie) of West Palm Beach, FL, and Sandra Wilkerson (Steve) of Pleasant Grove, AL.
Two In-Laws: brother-in-law Mr. Walter Love (Mary) of Richmond VA, and a sister-in-law Mrs. Emma Grace Murphy (Herbert) of Charlotte, NC.
Mother Love is further survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and countless relatives and friends, including her dear first cousin Mrs. Pauline Newman of Bristol, PA.
A Mother's love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or tae that love away.
It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking.
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems.
It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation.
A many splendored miracle man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence of God's tender guiding hand.
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