Bom-Wrapper

Lawson Murrell

Lawson Fitzgerald Murrell

Oct 13, 1936 - Dec 11, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Lawson Murrell, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of Lawson Murrell with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Lawson Fitzgerald Murrell, "Master Tailor", affectionately known as Poppie, age 83, entered this life, October 13, 1936 and went home to be with the Lord, December 11, 2019. He transitioned quietly and peacefully in the confines of his home.

He came to the United States from Barbados over 60 years ago where he brought his tailoring skills. He was an avid business owner (L&L Tailoring 30 years) and shared his gift at establishments such as: Robert Hall's Men's Clothing, Black Knights, Damschroders, David's Custom Suits, and the Toledo Club to name a few. He loved spreading joy with others, particularly sharing his home spun words of wisdom. One of his favorite idioms was, "Your name is your life. You mess up your name, you mess up your life!" He lived in this truth, "Love." For Lawson, "L" meant loyalty, "O" - obligation, "V" - versatile, and "E" - ever. His entire life was cloaked in love, and he truly reflected the 4th and 5th verses of 1 Corinthians, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

Lawson had many hobbies. Cricket was his game, and winning followed his name. He also enjoyed horticulture (gardening), swimming (particularly in the Atlantic Ocean), and last but not least, cooking exquisite Bajan cuisine. He loved to dance, particularly the limbo (hips included). These are some of the things he loved to share with his family, particularly his wife of 33 years, Leona Murrell. She was the one God would send to double his joy and make numerous memories. Family was important to him, and each member held a special place in his heart. For his children: Monica, Barbados memories; Nigel, work ethics; Jacqueline, her dependability; Juanita, love for family; Gary, male-bonding; Jamie, his dance partner; Lawson T., Mr. fix-it; Anthony, glass sparkle specialist; and Velinda, prayer warrior.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helena Murrell, sisters, Vivian Murrell and Phyllis Hoyte, brother, Livingston Murrell, and his daughter, Sandra Murrell.

He leaves to cherish his memories, loving wife, Leona A. Murrell, sons: Nigel (Virgie), Lawson T. (Kayla), Anthony Murrell, and Gerald Quin; daughters: Monica Sandiford, Jacqueline Quinn, Juanita (Melvin) Thomas, Jamey Dunlap, VeLinda (KP) Price, brothers: Harry (Michelle), Lionel (spouse), 19 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

While he spent his life creating custom-made clothing for others, he now has a new suit in glory; custom made, especially for him. Designed by God, made by the angels.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Lawson Fitzgerald Murrell, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    December 18, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    December 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Paul AME Zion
    Address
    954 Belmont
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Location
    St. Paul AME Zion
    Address
    954 Belmont
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Lawson here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Lawson Fitzgerald Murrell by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
CS

chris sawyer

Posted at 05:07pm
From the Sawyer family,
Mr. Lawson was a very kind man with a wonderful smile. I known him as a kid growing up and I loved talking to him. He worked for Black Knights Men Shop and Mr. Tops & Bottoms Men store for my dad. What a Joy he was, thank you for sharing your gifts with us and those talks you and I would have.

Chris Sawyer
WK

Wanda Kirtz-Tanksley

Posted at 12:49pm
To Sister Jackie Quinn. I am remembering you and your family in prayer and I am offering my deepest condolences during this difficult period..
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Video Album

Share by: