Lorraine Michele Murray - 1950-2013
AVP Policy Management, BoatUS Insurance
Lorraine came to BoatUS in 1994. We knew from her work history and interviews that she had the knowledge and technical abilities to do the job, but what we did not know was the size of Lorraine’s heart. Nor did we know the generosity of her spirit. And we had no understanding of the depth of her energy and desire to help all around her: family, friends and coworkers.
It turned out that Lorraine was the best kind of boss – she genuinely cared about her staff and the people around her. This isn’t something you can teach, it is about a person’s character and faith. She had great vision and led by example, always demonstrating hard work and dedication all done with a smile – that beautiful smile!
Outside work, she was just as generous – and a bit of a Diva. Nicknamed “Sweet Lo”, she loved shopping, fine dining, shopping, good wine (World Market used to call her personally when restocked), shopping, going on cruises, and hanging with “the Golden Girls” – a group of childhood friends that did everything together. She was a best friend to her brother and sister, her children and their children – providing life, love, and of course, fashion advice.
God blessed us because this courageous woman shared her happiness with her BoatUS family every day. Even after she was fighting leukemia, Lorraine’s smile brightened our world and her faith strengthened our ability to cope with what life brings.
There are few people in this world who light up from the inside the way Lorraine did. We are truly blessed to have known her and worked with her. We can truly say we have a Guardian Angel watching over us.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her beloved mother Lucy Murray, and her son Donnie. She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Keisha and Pamela Kelly and Juwahn Brown, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of friends and relatives.
Lorraine will be remembered and missed at BoatUS, as one of our family who left too soon, but we thank God for having had this time with her and rejoice in the knowledge that she has been called home to Him.
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