January 3, 1935 - December 11, 2021
In Loving Memory Of: Born Muriel Gene Stubblefield on January 3, 1935 in Perk, IL to Vesta Flenoi and Hurley Stubblefield. Her mother later married John Carnell who raised and loved her dearly. She attended Love Joy High School in Mound City, IL and later met and married Bethel Jr. McElrath. To their union were five children: Gale Hickman, Ray McElrath, Brenay Thomas, Elaine and Bernita McElrath, all residing in Detroit, MI. Muriel worked several satisfying jobs while residing in Rock Island, IL and later moved to Detroit in 1975 where she was employed as an assembler at Ford Motor Company in Livonia, MI until her health begin to decline. She was very industrious. Her hobbies were listening to a variety of all kinds of music including dancing (she was a good dancer), gardening, cooking (once a year she'd cook her sisters a pot of Louisiana gumbo). She was a very devoted mother who enjoyed spending quality time with her loved ones. While she loved attending Pace Day Center where she was affectionately loved and sincerely cared for, there she was known as M&M to which she attended for eight years. She's even known by the bus drivers as Mom (and Kingdom Hall). She departed her life on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Muriel Gene McElrath was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Sandra; siblings, John Robert Flenoi, Deloris, Wonda, Berdie, Elaine, Hurley Jr., Kendall and William Stubblefield. She leaves to cherish: her children: Althea Gale (Otha) Hickman, Allen Ray (Barbara McElrath), Bernita Fay, Brenay (Ronald) Thomas, Yvette Elaine; siblings, James, Gardell, Milan, IL, Steven (Loretta), Lithonia, Georgia, Garland, Moline, IL, Barbara Howard of Canton, MI, Teresa (Otis) Escoe, Westland, MI and Wendall Stubblefield of Colorado; 12 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.
In Loving Memory Of: Born Muriel Gene Stubblefield on January 3, 1935 in Perk, IL to Vesta Flenoi and Hurley Stubblefield. Her mother later married John Carnell who raised and loved her dearly. She attended Love Joy High School in Mound City,... View Obituary & Service Information
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