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Talekia Murray was born July 21,1974 in Boston, Ma. Born to the parents of Lucille Murray-Wade and James Murray, Talekia was the youngest of six daughters. Her family nicknamed her Boobie.
In her early years she attended Boston Public Schools. As a little girl she was always sociable and fun loving. She attended church with her mom and sisters at Mt Sinai Baptist church then later to the Prayer Room Pentecostal church. You could imagine in a home of six sisters there was a lot of fun and exciting times. Her sisters always adored her and let her get her way because she was the baby girl.
As Talekia progressed in life she worked various jobs, but she loved working with children. One of her favorite jobs was working at the Mattahunt Community Center as the before and after school teacher. The children loved her and couldn’t wait to see her daily. She gave birth to three chidren, Antaneya, Anthony and India. She loved her children and poured into them and would do anything for them. Of course, she spoiled them.
Boobie took pride in being a great mother. Talekia married her childhood sweetheart Lume. They enjoyed the time they spent together whether it was hanging with their children, shopping or traveling. Talekia was full of love and her love grew even more when she became a grandmother. Her first grandchild Anthony lived with her until the very end. He often would sleep at the end of her bed during her battle with cancer. Her love for children led her to be a foster parent for many years.
Talekia was an admired and respected foster parent. Over the years as a foster parent, she had 34 children placed in her home. She showed so much love and concern for children beyond her own. As a sister although she was the youngest, she knew how to connect with her older sisters in a special way. Each one of her sisters can share unique stories of Boobie. As an aunt she was loved by all her nieces and nephews. She was that young cool Aunt that they loved to hang around. She also shared a special bond with her adopted/half siblings.
Talekia loved to go on vacations especially cruises with her sisters and other family. She loved creating memories with her cousins as well. Talekia was a great friend and had a special bond with a close group of friends. Talekia enjoyed spending time with her family. She often enjoyed hosting family gatherings while everyone would eat her favorites, lobster, or Chinese food. She also loved watching the New England Patriots play, especially when Tom Brady was there.
Boobie had so much love for her favorite basketball player, the late Kobe Bryant. She would have his jerseys and photos all around her home. Her favorite past time was shopping. She loved designer handbags, clothes, and shoes. She loved to shop for herself, but she also loved to shop for her children, grandchildren, and family. She was a giver, there were many times on her shopping trips when she would bring back gifts for others.
Boobie loved shopping so much, when she wasn’t feeling well, she would still call her sisters, family, or friends to assist her as she shopped. If she couldn’t get into the stores, she would go online and SHOP! SHOP! SHOP! According, to her children, shopping became therapeutic for her. Talekia had a battle with breast cancer over ten years. She was a fighter and never let her illness stop her from enjoying life. She would have her go to snacks and soda, pepsi and pickles, even during chemotherapy.
Boobie brought family and friends together during the annual Susan G Komen breast cancer walk. Over the last few years when she was physically able, she would attend church at Greater Love Tabernacle. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
Talekia leaves to cherish her memories her husband Lumumba Roberson, parents Lucille Murray-Wade (the late James Wade Sr.), James Murray (Annie-May Murray), mother and father-in-law Ramona Roberson and Harold Patton (Renee), children Antaneya, Anthony, India, step children, Giovanni Roberson and Armani Roberson. Her siblings Sharon Turner, Luella Dickerson (William Dickerson II.), Theresa Barbour (Kevin Barbour), Trellis Phillips (Eric Phillips) Christine Murray-Mayfield, Jermaine Murray, Melissa Murray, Linda Murray, Dinah, Daryl, Vanessa, Janaysha, Jalen Murray-Wade and a host of step brothers and sisters. Her grandchildren Anthony, Paris, Kam, Cayden, Chace, Cane, Asean, Legend, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Also, her God Mother Pastor Carmen Hardmon and her God children Terrance Jr, Envy Jadore, Rajeh and Lajesha.