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Alvin Murrell Sr.

May 10, 2019

Alvin Murrell Sr., 71, of Kankakee, passed away Tuesday (May 7, 2019) at his home.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee, and again from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, until the 11 a.m. funeral services at Second Baptist Church, Kankakee, with the Rev. Ernest Rucker officiating. Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens of Memory, Kankakee.

Alvin Murrell was born Sept. 20, 1947, in Chicago, the son of Johnnie C. Murrell Sr. and Fatima I. Milai Murrell.

He grew up in Hopkins Park and attended Hopkins Park Schools and St. Anne High School.

In his younger years, he attended Rehoboth Mennonite Church and after moving to Kankakee, he became a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, where he was on the usher board. Later, Alvin joined Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

He had been employed at Ford Motor Company, Simoniz and worked for 33 years at ComEd.

Alvin started The Kankakee Boxing Club, where he had a passion for training and coaching youth in the community. He also had a very strong love for owning and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Alvin and Michelle Murrell Jr., of Louisville, Ky., Brandon Crabb, of Menard, and Rashad and Tanya Murrell, of San Antonio, Texas; a stepson, Lamar and Jamie Hamilton, of Aroma Park; a “stepson,” Shanquwil Jones, of Kankakee; six daughters and two sons-in-law, Rev. Sherree and Thomas Williams, of Louisville, Ky., Teanna Stokes, Akilah Stewart and Phylicia Murrell, all of Kankakee, Alisha and Marshall Crocker, of Darien, and Gerlyn Murrell, of Blacksburg, Va.; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Cornell Murrell and twin brother, Calvin Murrell, both of Kankakee, and Floyd and Alicia Murrell, of Nashville, Tenn.; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Edna Beard, of Philadelphia, Pa., Jeanette Muhammad, of Country Club Hills, Amonez and Pastor Sam Rover II, of Pembroke Township, and Sylvia Bell, of Kankakee; very special friend, Alvin Scott, of Minneapolis, Minn., and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two daughters, Carola Murrell and Nicole Green; five brothers, Johnnie Jr. Wendell, Kenneth and Vernon Murrell and Oreon Roberts; and one sister, Yvonne Murrell.

Please go to laxmortuary.com to send condolences.


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