Fallen Hero: MSgt(Ret) Jimmie Alphanso Murphy


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Chancellor Funeral Home

7225 S. Siwell Road Byram, MS


Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram, MS on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


Chancellor Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, June 21, 2021 at 11:30 AM.


Another great Airman and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on June 18, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. MSgt(Ret) Jimmie Alphanso Murphy, age 83, a retired member of the MS Air  National Guard who had served within U.S. Air Force and the MSANG, 172d Airlift Wing has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airman.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.


Mr. Jimmie Alphanso Murphy, 83, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021. There will be a visitation at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram, MS on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. His funeral service will be at 11:30 AM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS.

Mr. Murphy was married to the love of his life, Mary Ann Murphy, for 64 years before her passing in March of 2020. Mr. Murphy was a long-time resident of Jackson, MS before relocating to Byram, MS thirty years ago. Jimmie and Mary Ann were faithful members of Epworth United Methodist Church before it closed. Currently, Mr. Murphy was a member of Wynndale Baptist Church. Some of Mr. Murphy’s favorite past times were golfing, fishing, and spending time outdoors. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force for 8 years and then served in the MS Air National Guard for 25 years before retiring. He also retired from the United States Postal Service. During his career there he served as president of the U.S. Postal Workers Union and was a board member of the United Postal Employees Federal Credit Union in Jackson, MS.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Murphy; a son, Mike Murphy and his parents, Joel & Annie Mae Murphy. Those left behind to cherish his memories include: his daughter, Kim (Ricky) Saxton of Byram; grandchildren, Amanda Saxton of Byram, Donna (Tyler) Harris of Madison, and Ryan (Marla) Saxton of Jackson; great grandchildren, Cameron Saxton, Katie Woods, Parker Harris, Frances Saxton, and Easton Harris; and his best friend since 4th grade, who he talked to every day, Bob Fortune, formerly of Jackson now living in Georgia.