Michael D. Murrell
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Michael Murrell, a popular Atlanta restaurateur, died Tuesday April 28, 2020 at Emory Decatur Hospital from complications of COVID-19. He was 65.

For years, Murrell owned and operated Murrell's Cafe on the campus of the Interdenominational Theological Center. Before that, he had a restaurant, Murrell's Scholars, at Morris Brown College.

Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

Read more about Michael Murrell on ajc.com
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 5, 2020.
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May 21, 2020
Mike as a friend you will be missed dearly. Blessings and prayers for all of your family.
Paulean LUKSZA
May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020
Mike was one of the kindest, generous and committed people I've ever known. I met him in Charlotte in 1997 when he ran foodservice at Bank of America Stadium and our paths crossed dozens of times from then on. I was there when he opened Murrell's in Atlanta and again when he shifted operations to Morris Brown College and to the theological school. Mike was a regular donor of meals to our volunteers at WCLK-FM during our fundraisers. I even have a friend who Mike allowed to stay in his place during a transition they were dealing with. He was a total gentleman. This loss is deep for me, so I can only imagine how his family must be feeling. Peace and power to them.
Larry Jennings
May 15, 2020
May fond memories of Mike comfort us during this difficult time and may those same memories of him live in our hearts and mind forever and provide ever lasting smiles.
Friendship is Essential to the Soul!
Brother Ricardo Prude 75-Psi Gamma (Kent State)
May 11, 2020
Rest well in Omega Chapter, Brother Murrell.

- Lorenza "T.J." Walker
Omega Psi Phi, Mighty XE, Spring 2001
T.J. Walker
May 8, 2020
Offering my deepest sympathy in behalf of the Murrell family in this time of sorrow. May the God of all comfort strengthen you through this most difficult time.
May 8, 2020
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal!
Prayers and condolences to the family.
Harry Leak-
Harry Leak
May 8, 2020
My prayers and condolences to my JSH 76 classmate Teresa and my OES sister Joyce Flowers and the entire Murrell & Bruinton family during their time of sorrow. Mike will be missed. Jesus will hear you pray.
Regina Washington
May 7, 2020
I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Murrell, but I do know that he is a fantastic person. I'm a fellow graduate of North Carolina A&T, and we held our Atlanta Chapter meetings at his AU center restaurant. I'm sending peace and comfort to your family during this time and I know you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace and AGGIE PRIDE!
Gary McCoy
May 7, 2020
Michael you are already being missed by me! You were there for me and the Moody family during our time of grieving your Frat brother Calvin Moody. You had hot fried fish and sides for a whole week during that time and you were there every single day making sure all went well! I know you are with Jesus because your heart was full of love!
LaVerne Moody
May 6, 2020
Sending Prayers for Peace and Comfort.
Wendell and Izola Porter
May 5, 2020
He, Michael, was one of my dearest friends.I met him through my friend Jimmy Johnson from Cleveland. My heart is broken. Love
Barbara White
Barbara White
May 5, 2020
My heart is so broken to hear this, Mr. Murrell was a wonderful person! My colleagues and I that worked at Familes First would sometimes go for lunch and he always made a way to stop by our tables and make us feel welcomed!

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family!
Deb Mobley
May 5, 2020
Michael Murrell's Awesome Tilapia SALAD..Yum! La
La Fonda Smittie
May 4, 2020
God is always on time so my Brother rest in peace
Walter Brown
May 2, 2020
Michael was a great man of hospitality! He will be missed in our community. Memories of collaborations and great food shared with Michael will be forever cherished! Blessings & prayers to the family during this very difficult time.
Carol Tucker-Burden
May 1, 2020
Sending our love and prayers for your entire family. Treasure the wonderful memories that you have. It is amazing how many people he met and fed over the years and allowed people an opportunity to fellowship.
Love, Ira, Jordan and Julian Chapman
Ira Chapman
May 1, 2020
Robert, Vic and Family,
Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a brother and nephew who was so close to all. Mike was like a brother to me and I will always have fond memories of him. Love Q
Q Akins
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