John Harrell

John Christopher Harrell

Friday, January 30th, 1981 - Monday, May 31st, 2021
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John Christopher Harrell, age 40, of Waxahachie, passed away after a long and courageous battle with melanoma on Monday, May 31, 2021 in his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born on January 30, 1981, to parents Shelia Marie Allen and John Matthew Harrell. Chris lived life to the fullest and anyone who knew him could tell. He loved to travel, go sailing, explore caves, chase storms, and even backpacked Europe for 6 weeks. He enjoyed 23 years of companionship with his wife Jennifer who he married on May 20, 2005. For work, he was a software developer with Verizon for the last few years but was in the field for 20 years. He loved watching his Dallas Mavericks and was always a devout fan.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Jennifer, son John Alexander Harrell, father Matt Harrell and wife Phyllis “Tootie”, Mother-in-law Cindy Douthit, sister Laura Harrell and fiancé Nate Sublette, brother Colby Harrell, grandparents John and JoAnn Harrell, Bob and Martha Allen, mother Shelia Allen, as well as numerous friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital in Chris’ name.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021, from 6-8 P.M. at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Waxahachie.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. 972-937-2211.
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    Friday, June 4th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, June 4th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
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Jeff Rumfield Posted at 12:14pm

Deepest sympathies for the Harrell family. May Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ provide comfort for you all during this time of loss. Chris is in the arns of the Lord, no pain, no sadness. You all will meet again someday in the glory of heaven. God bless and keep you all. Love, Jeff and Jamie Rumfield

Jessica Anderson

Posted at 02:45pm
Chris ~
I don't have a memory in my childhood that doesn't involve you! From 2-18 we lived every day outdoors and created some pretty amazing memories. From swimming in the makeshift pool in my parents backyard, to our 'forts' built in the woods, walking the creek bed every day during the summer, ziplining in the bottoms, epic firework battles every 4th of July, trampoline wrestling matches, kickball/football/baseball/basketball and paintball games and battles...I could just go on and on! You were another brother to me and I will cherish our memories together for a lifetime. I know you are without pain and in a much better place but the hole you've left is immeasurable. Rest easy knowing you're loving spirit will always be remembered!
Love you Always - Jess

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