God will tenderly lay Karla to rest on July 1st, 2020. Her mother, Sophia, paternal grandparents Mary and Frank Pauling, aunt Elaine Helton, uncle Derrick Pauling, and her youngest sister, Tracey Burton, all predeceased her.

To know more who Karla Murphy was and what is the cause of her death, keep reading this article.

The Early Family Details

The late Clarence Murphy and Sophia Pauling Burton welcomed Karla Jeanette Murphy into the world on January 11, 1955, in Detroit, Michigan. She is one of four children; her siblings are Darryl, Pamela, and Paula (“Sue”) and Samuel (“Sonny”). Kimberly and Tracey were born into this union after Ms. Sophia later met and wed Mr. Curtis “Tick” Burton. All the kids were cared for and cherished as a single family by Sophie and “Tick” together.

Karla and Dwight: the youthful power couple

Karla and Mr. Earnest Dwight Washington were Detroit’s adolescent power couple when they first met in the early 1970s. He showed her how to bike and drive fearlessly. She operated everything from dump trucks to fast cars to 18-wheelers. They welcomed their son Angelo Ray in 1972, and until Earnest went away in 1978, the two of them took life by the horns.

The details of the Federal Department Store that Karla spent

Karla had freedom thanks to her employment at the Federal Department Store. She spent many years working at their grandparents’ restaurant, the Paris Inn, with all her siblings, Mr. Frank Pauling and Mrs. Mary Pauling.

The work details

Karla was working the night shift at the family restaurant on November 15, 1978, just after 7:00 p.m. When Mr. Rubin Hightower entered, it was love at first sight for both. On May 19, 1980, they were joined in holy matrimony. They had been very close friends for years.

How she obtained cosmetology certification

Karla continued to attend Virginia Farrell Beauty School to obtain her cosmetology certification. At Today’s Woman Hair Salon, she started her professional cosmetology career. The Karlas family founded “Sash’s” Hair Salon, an expensive and cutting-edge salon for hair styling. Karla also worked at the DeVilla’s Hair Salon in the Fischer Building.

The family history continues

Garren William Hightower was 19 inches when he was born on September 3, 1983, and he is now 6’8″. Karla valued her family greatly, loved to cook, and appreciated jazz music. She enjoyed listening to live music at Shane Park on the Detroit River. Picnics in the park, boating, and fishing were all soothing outdoor activities.

The marriage duo

Karla eventually wed Mr. Dwayne Pierson, and the two of them liked taking trips and vacations. After relocating to North Dakota, Karla established herself as a pioneer in the African American hair industry. She was adored for her expertise in all hair care techniques and her ability to enhance the beauty of ladies of all races.

Angelo Ray Murphy, Garren William Hightower, and their wife Shantia are her sons. Her grandchildren are Angelo Ray Murphy II, ArmariDarzell Murphy, Garren William Hightower Jr., and Kaymora Amiya Hightower. Reverend Curtis Burton Siblings include Pamela Duvall, Paula Murphy, Darryl Murphy and his wife Maia, and Kimberly Burton. Also included are nieces Cassandra Burton, Tracey Murphy, and Darnae Murphy, nephews Darryl Murphy Jr. and Aston Murphy, great-nieces Regan Caverly and Soren Caverly, Uncle Molotov Pauling, aunts Barbara Helton and Fannie Mills, as well as many cousins and other relatives.

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