It is with great sadness that we share the news that Alyce Murrell, Seabury's Community Outreach Planner in Ward 6, passed away on March 24, 2021. We are stunned and saddened by this news. Alyce was such a beautiful presence - offering a ready smile, hardy laugh, and embodying a beautiful spirit.
We remember when Alyce and
Le' Antta Obsanjo wrote a grant to begin the LGBTQ+/SGL programing at Seabury. In 2016, the amazing programming began for us that included plays at Arena Stage, city tour trolley rides, and scrumptious meals.
Many of us remember Alyce from her work at Emmaus Senior Services, Iona Senior Services, and her own educational enrichment program. She approached all of life's challenges with enthusiasm and optimism. One of her favorite quotes is from MLK Jr.: "Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do and use it for a purpose greater than myself." She embodied that sentiment.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family Alyce leaves behind -- two brothers, two sisters and host of nephews and nieces. She is buried in North Carolina on family property next to her beloved mother.
We understand that Seabury will arrange an online tribute to Alyce over the coming months. It will be an opportunity to share our fond and funny stories of Alyce's positive and inspiring impact on our lives and those we serve.
Alyce, rest in peace and in power.