Murphy Foster McKeel

(Jan 18, 2012 to Feb 14, 2012)

Murphy Foster McKeel passed peacefully in the arms of family on Valentines Day.rnHe was born January 18th and fought a hard battle for his short life. On February 14th he was christened and within hours he left his family on earth to join his Heavenly Father.rnMurphy is the son of Daniel “Caleb” and Erica (Dryden) McKeel. He is survived by his grandparents: Lee and Sherry McKeel, Don and Patty Dryden, and Alberta “Beppy” and John Sweeney, Great-Grandparents: Bill and Alberta “Beppy” Butterhof and Mildred Dail, eight aunts and uncles, three cousins and a very large extended family.rnMurphy’s family here on earth will miss him but rejoice that he is joining his grandmother, Deborah “Kaye” McKeel, Great-grandparents, Emily and Foster Dryden, Clarence Dail, and Daniel and Ella McKeel. rnMurphy inspired his family with his courage and fighting spirit. To honor him the family asks that any donations be made to Lindsey’s Place, a charity providing a camp experience for special needs children. Donations can be made at or mailed to Lindsey’s Place 35 Romerly Rd. W. Savannah, GA 31411. rnPlease join us in celebrating Murphy’s short life Friday Feb. 24th from 6-8 p.m. and Sat. Feb. 25th from 9 Daley Life Celebration Studio Swedesboro, NJ where there will be a service at 10 a.m.. Burial to follow at Eglington Cemetery. A memorial service and tree planting is being planned for Burlington, NC and Richmond Hill, GA. rnWhile Murphy never left the Memorial Hospital NICU in Savannah, GA he still experienced great love and attention from not only his family but the nurses, doctors, and staff of the NICU who cared for him and his parents during his stay. Their care and kindness will not be forgotten

4 thoughts on “Murphy Foster McKeel

  1. Rosi and Dieter

    nDear Erica, dear Caleb,nnour thoughts and prayers are with you.nnDie kurze Zeit mit Dir, mein Kind nein leiser Hauch der Ewigkeit,nflchtig wie der Sommerwind,nentflohen in die Vergangenheit…nnManchmal scheint alles nur ein Traum,nein Zerrbild meiner Phantasie,nunwirklich und greifbar kaum nund doch vergesse ich Dich nie…nnDu bist ein Teil von meinem Leben!nAuch wenn wir nicht zusammen sind,nhat sie mir doch so viel gegeben ndie kurze Zeit mit Dir, mein Kind…nnRalf Korreknn The short time with you, my child n a faint whiff of eternity,n fleeting as the summer wind,n escaped into the past …nn Sometimes it seems all a dream,n a caricature of my imagination,n unreal and almost tangible -n and yet I never forget you …nn You are a part of my life!n Even though we are not together,n she has given me so much -n The short time with you, my child …nn

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