John E. “Big John” Harrell, 71, of Blackstone, VA, formerly of Chesapeake, VA, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Harris Harrell; two daughters, Maryanne Harrell of Drakes Branch and Valentina Hoffman (Tony) of Blackstone; father-in-law, Clifton Harris (JoAnne) of Chesapeake; a granddaughter, Briana Hoffman of Blackstone; a sister, Judith Ann Howell (Rob) of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Patricia Harris of Chesapeake; brother-in-law, Michael Harris (Alice) of Ohio.
The family will receive friends tomorrow (Thursday, August 15, 2019) from 5-7 p.m. at the Joseph McMillian Funeral Home, 1826 Cox Rd. (Bus. Hwy. 460), Blackstone, VA 23824.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a charitable donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital , 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.