Elmer D. Murrell, Jr.

January 13, 1959 - March 7, 2023
Elmer D. Murrell, Jr.

Elmer Duster Murrell, Jr. age 64 of Leland passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center in Wilmington.

Elmer was born in Wilmington on January 13, 1959. to Elmer Duster Murrell, Sr. and Betty L. Williams Murrell. He had strong faith and was baptized in May 1984 at the Leland Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Koch Industries, Georgia Pacific and most recently Harris Teeter- Porters Neck, NC. Preceding him in death were his father and brother Paul Jeffrey Murrell, Sr.

Surviving are his mother Betty Williams Murrell; daughters Crystal M. Jones and husband Brian; Heather M. Gore and husband Keith; Kristina M. Bell and husband Nicholas; son John Adam Murrell and wife Sarah, sister Pamela M. Dorman and husband Malcolm. Five grandchildren Gavin Jones; Kerigan Child; Ayden Gore; Jacob Gore and Hunter Gore.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted 2:00 PM Friday, March 10, 2023 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. His nephew The Rev. Paul J. Murrell, Jr. will officiate the service.

Pallbearers will be Brian Jones, Keith Gore, Gavin Jones, Jacob Gore, Hunter Gore, Ayden Gore, and Nicholas Bell.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare at 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Share memories and condolences by visiting the “Tribute Wall”

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • March 13, 2023
    Mike Mintz lit a candle:
    Lit since March 13, 2023 at 3:46:28 AM

  • March 13, 2023
    Mike Mintz says:
    Rest in Peace friend

  • March 09, 2023
    Susan Pridgen says:
    Heather, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • March 09, 2023
    Donna Daly says:
    Elmer, you'll be well missed, got a lot of memories of you. Elmer the summers I came down there. We all went to the lake swim out there with Anna with tube and all the family got together and we had Kentucky fried Chicken but one fond memory I remember is when I was staying at your house. You're married and Debbie and the kids and me and Bobby was down there with Brenda and Brian and I both went to go lower the air condition. I ain't realized I lowered it and you woke up and said gosh it's cold in here who messed around with my air conditioning. You were pissed and you're good cooking. You had great food. Good food and your hospitality. Anytime I came down you said Donna. You can stay here anytime. Rest in peace summer. I'll never forget you

  • March 09, 2023
    Jackie Clark lit a candle:
    Lit since March 9, 2023 at 3:12:28 PM