By Carol Murray
Today, August 7th, would have been Ortner “Von” Murray’s 82nd birthday and instead on April 6th we lost him to COVID-19. However, as we continue to choose to celebrate the life of our family patriarch – I would like to take this time to introduce you to our family story as so eloquently written by my son Tahir, a third-generation entrepreneur.
Every family has a story and the LHP CEO Tahir Murray, has chosen to share his story of the family Legacy, History and Pride with you. My father-in-law was known for many things and probably had many nicknames, but to our family he was our “Mufasa.” His roar in life followed him until his last breath.
VON MURRAY our Black King* (Thank You Beyonce’ for reminding the world) passed on his stories of triumphs and tribulations in life and business to his son, Gerard, who in turn has passed the torch to his son, Tahir. As a wife and mother, it has been an amazing journey to watch and be a witness of.
The cub, Tahir is no longer – when Von took his last breath another Black King crossed into his own rite of passage.