Nellie Mae Murrell
Nellie Mae Murrell, 75, Lawrence, was born the fourth child of 11 children to the late Georgia Mae Sanders and the late Herman Robinson November 3, 1944 in Leland, MS.
She attended school in Onwood, MS and was later called and baptized at the age of 23 years old at Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Williams where she attended for many years.
In May 1983 Nellie moved to Lawrence, KS and in November 1994 Nellie was United in holy matrimony to David Dawayne Larkin. She had begun her long career in dietary as a Dietary Aide at Colonial Manor there she would be for 13 years. She later transitioned over to a laundry aide and housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Holidome where she worked for 15 years plus before retiring. Nellie Aka (Peaches) was a loving mother, caregiver and great friend to all who knew her; and was also a foster mother.
Nellie’s mother; father; sister, Pauline; and brother (MC) preceded her in death.
She left to continue her legacy is her husband, David Larkin of Virginia; two daughters, Dorrie Robinson, Topeka, KS; Diann (Johnny) Hawkins, Topeka; three sons, Willie (Beverly) Robinson, Bartlesville, OK, James Robinson, Larry Robinson, both of Topeka; three sisters, Perthinia Paul of Lawrence; Margret Sanders (Willie Plymer), Topeka, Betty (Eugene) Marshall, Yazoo City, MS; two brothers, Zack Sanders, Topeka, Lionel (Mary) Sanders, Yazoo City, MS; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; two step-sons, Willie (Martha) Mitchell, David Larkin, Jr.; three foster children, Yolonda Ashford, Patrick (Lorretta) Anno, Michell (Brad) Stauffer; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The family suggests memorials in her name to Eastside Church of God and Christ and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.