Our Story

The Murray’s Light Foundation was founded in memory of Murray Ashley Nixon who was a joyful burst of bright light from the day she was born in February of 1997. She spent 18 years living her best life loving her family and friends. Murray loved laughing and making other people smile. She would always say she loved people “not a little, but a lot!” In her last journal entry, Murray declared that this was going to be her “best year yet” as she wrote of her plans, and that she hoped for “only happy things” for her future. Murray graduated from Stratford Academy in 2015 and had just started her freshman year at Georgia Southern University when she was tragically killed in an accident on December 22, 2015. Who knows what she would have accomplished had she lived into adulthood? Because her dreams were not realized, our goal is to help other young people follow EVERY rainbow. We want to be a light that offers a path for a bright future.