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.

2 Condolences

  1. Loretta Anno on April 24, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Momma Peaches will be dearly missed. She was a shining star that no one will ever touch and her light will never extinguish as long as her family keeps her memory alive.

    I had the awesome pleasure of knowing her for only a short time but I will always be proud to carry her memory with me and very proud to call her my mother in law. She will always be with us all, watching over us all, and guiding us all. Rest easy Momma Peaches!!!

  2. Eastside Church of God in Christ Church Family on April 24, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    From Eastside Church of God in Christ:
    To the Family of Mrs Nellie Mae Murrell;
    Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s House are many mansions. if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you , I will come again, and receive you myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3

    Out hearts and prayers go out to the family and we pray God will grant you the serenity and peace.
    We pray that you be strengthened. The Lord is with you and will continue to comfort you in days to come.
    Trust in the Lord, for in Christ we are never alone.
    We know you shared lots of laughter and joy with her to always be remembered.

    Eastside Church is here for you!

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