SGM Ronald Leon Murrell, of Prince George, VA., formerly of Jackson, MS, transitioned on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Petersburg, VA. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Willa Smith Murrell on April 9, 1948, but raised in Jackson, MS.
Ronald completed his early education at Jim Hill High School, with further studies at Tougaloo College, and Central Texas, SC earning an Associate Degree in Business Management. He married the love of his life, the former Julia Cassidy in 1969, later joining the United States Army in 1978. He served his country honorably for the next 20 plus years, receiving numerous awards and commendations to include the Bronze Star of Valor. His tours of duty took him to Vietnam, Korea, Ft. Polk Louisiana, Ft. Jackson, SC., and ending his military career at Ft. Lee, Virginia.
Ronald was a faithful member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, having joined in 1993, serving as Vice- President with the Senior Male Ushers for ten years. He had recently joined the Fellowship and Friends Ministry and was a member of the Petersburg, Hopewell and Vicinity Union
Services for Ronald will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 800 Augusta Ave., Petersburg, VA, with the Rev. Jamison McLaughlin, officiating. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service. A graveside service for Ronald Murrell final disposition will be held at Collis Hill Cemetery, located at 1653 Moncure Marble Road - Tery, Mississippi 39170
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