Henry Wendell Murph, Jr.
Henry Wendell Murph, Jr.

Los Angeles resident Henry Wendell Murph, Jr., passed away on January 13. He was 69 years old.

The viewing will be held on Friday, January 22, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, 3801 W. Manchester Blvd., in Inglewood. His homegoing service is set for Saturday, January 23, at 10 a.m., at New Vision Ministries, 2400 Southwest Drive in Los Angeles. His brother, the Rev. Dr. Frederick O. Murph, will officiate.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Henry was born June 26, 1946 to the late Bishop Henry W. Murph Sr., and Mrs. Geraldine Stiles Murph. In 1948, the family moved to Los Angeles where Henry attended graduated from Susan Miller Dorsey High School. Also, he earned an Associate of Arts degree at Los Angeles City College.

A veteran of United States Air Force, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for several years following his discharge from the military. However, his passion was acting and he successfully secured roles in many television series including “NYPD Blue,”Raising the Bar,” The Protector,”Goodwin Games,”Mixology” and “Murder in the First.”

Henry was a charter member of New Vision Ministries, founded by Dr. Murph in November 2009, and actively participated in the church. For the last two weeks of his life, Henry was in Cedars Sinai Hospital. In spite of his condition, he consistently asked about the church and God’s people.

His father, Bishop Henry W. Murph, preceded him in death. Henry is survived by his mother, Geraldine Stiles Murph; his sister, Jackie Taylor Hadjis; brother, Ronald Weston Murph; brother, Rev. Dr. Frederick Ormonde Murph; niece, Jenelle Murph Davis; and nephew, Romalis J. Taylor III.