Todd Murray

September 7, 1976 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 45)



A native of Palmetto, FL, Todd Lamond Murray, was the first born to Alton  Emerson Murray, Sr., and Jeanell Vanzetta  Sailes on September 7, 1976 in Bradenton, Florida.


Todd received Christ at an early age and was baptized at Bible Baptist Church of Palmetto, under the pastorage  of Rev. Alex Harper, Sr. 

He later moved his membership to St. John First Baptist Institutional Church, under the pastorage of Rev. Dr. Fred Brown. He was a faithful member who attended on a regular basis and volunteered whenever needed.


Todd was an all-around athlete and a critical part to the Manatee Hurricanes State Championship Team during the 1991-1992 season. He was a graduate of Manatee High School Class of 1994.  Soon after graduation, Todd would go on to attend Tallahassee Community College for two  years.  Todd always had aspirations of becoming a business owner and owning his own barber shop. He later returned to Bradenton, Florida and attended Manatee Technical College – where he would go on to receive his Barber License.  Once Todd acquired his license, he would go on to work at Salon 360 in Palmetto, Florida.  After a short period of time, he would take his talents and skills to The Urban Shave Barber Shop in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.  His last place of  employmentwas SmartStyle Salon in Palmetto, Florida.


Todd enjoyed cutting hair and spending time with friends and family. In the Summer of 2021, Todd accepted the opportunity to give back to the children of his church.  He gave free haircuts to the children of his home church and the community. Todd embraced, loved, and cared for any and everyone.  He was a loyal and selfless person and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


He was preceded in death by:  

his father, Alton Murray  Jr.



Seymore Sailes, Sr. and Mavis Sailes 

Carrie Lee Murray



Lorraine Castleberry



Henry Lee Sailes, Seymore Sailes, Jr.



Alton Murray, Jr. and Toriano Richards



Angel Murray



God Fathers

Philip McPherson

Willie Graham



He Leaves to Mourn his passing,

Mother:  Jeanell V. Sailes


Siblings:  Shamika Murray, Jermaine Murray, Dr. Tonia Murray


Paternal Siblings:  Tapico Murray,  Jansan Murray, 

Quianna Murray, Ashley Murray and Brandon Murray


Paternal Grandparents:  Emmerson (Ora Lee) Murray


Aunts: Osie Mae Sailes, Betty Lou Rhodes, Sheila Wilson, Felicia Champion, PatriciaAnderson (Tommie), Tonya Bridgeman


Uncles:  Danny Sailes (Estelle), Gerald Murray (Mary), Robert Castleberry


Nieces / Nephews:  Jamari Murray, Charmaine Murray, Jamaal Barnes, Makaeliya Murray, Jer’Mya Murray, LaMoni Lazier                          (Apple of Todd’s Eyes), Nevaeh Murray, JaJuan Pollock, Kamren Gilliam


Great Nephew: Jamari Murray-Barnes, Jr.


First Cousins: Donna Sailes, Henry Lee Sailes Jr., Jonah Sailes, Vanzetta Thomas, Gladys Sailes, Lorraine Rhodes, Monique Rhodes, George Rhodes, Jr., Chantle Davis(Earnest), Randy Kelly, Shanathan Martin, Geresse Daniels, Gerard Sailes, Tyree Sailes, Terrell Sailes, DaNiaya Sailes, Danyelle Sailes


Great Aunts:  Emma Stoudemire, Agnes Brooks, Helen Geiger (Harry), Emma Hodo (Randolph), Cora Fobbs, Rosemary Murray


Great Uncles: Johnny Murray (Shirley), Rev. Dr. Wallace Murray (Dovie)


God Family: Ruby Fobbs (God mother) Tiki Jackson (Larry), D’Larryon Jackson, TaijahJackson, Kaiden Jackson, Nylan Brice and Bryan Stanford


Special friend and her family:  Shelia McCants

Daughters:  Arkeyia McCants

                    Amerah Pompey


  Grands:       Aiden Collins

             Channing Spain

             Tylani Langston



A special thanks to the MENTORS for helping Todd to reach his greatest potential.

Mr. Omar Edwards 

Deacon Arthur Wallace

Mrs. Matilda Simpson

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lee West

Mr. Aric (Doonie) Youmans

Mrs. Altamese McPherson

Mr. Robert Johnson

Ms. Sharaya Johnson

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May 6, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St John First Baptist Institutional Church
1108 29th St E
Palmetto, FL 34221

Celebration of Life
May 7, 2022

12:00 PM
St John First Baptist Institutional Church
1108 29th St E
Palmetto, FL 34221

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