Lorrell Maurice Askew

August 25, 2020


Mr. Lorrell Maurice Askew, 41, passed away August 25, 2020, after a long illness while being cared for at the San Jose Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville, FL.

A Private Memorial Service (Immediate Family Only) will be held Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, with Reverend Nicole Streeter of Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church, officiating.

Lorrell was born in Tampa, Florida, on November 14, 1979, a son of Ronnie and Lucinda Askew.

Lorrell was educated in the Hillsborough County Public School System, graduating from Bloomingdale Senior High on June 6, 1997.

He was preceded in death by: his maternal grandfather, Tom Neal, Jr.; and his paternal grandmother, Maxine Davis; his great- grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Neal, Sr.; great-aunt, Emma Collins; uncle, Edward Melton; great uncles, Wesley Askew, Marlion Bostic, Sr., and Edward Askew; godmothers, Patricia Clark, Ollie Blanchett, Evelyn DuPree and Rosalee Walker; and godfather, Howard Bell.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his parents, Ronnie and Lucinda Askew; one sister, Lindsey Johnson (Dominiquo) of Dallas, TX; two brothers, Lamont Askew of Nashville, TN and Larry Askew, Sr. (Tiffany) of Tampa, FL; grandmother, Evergreen Neal; aunts, Sharon Davis of Waterbury, CT and Patricia Joseph (St. Gelatin), Tampa FL; uncles, Deacon Gaston Ireland (LaToya), Willie Davis, Jr. (Tina), John Davis (Alexis), and Robert Davis, all of Waterbury, CT, Elder Larry Neal of Ashford, AL, and David Melton (Teresa) of Gordon, AL; favorite cousin, Terri Collins of Tampa, FL; godmother, Gloria Bell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great aunts, great uncles and one great  niece, Leilani Falls.

Lorrell also leaves to cherish, his devoted friends of Tampa: The Jones Family, Dupree Family, Bell Family, Lovett Family, Long Family, Karyn Bruyning, Ebony Curry, Kym Wyma, Sheltra Riley, Ica Coley; Tamira Moncur of Atlanta, GA; and his Jacksonville surrogate family, Tonya Maria Richardson, Barry Contrell-Washington, Justin Washington, and Laquita Smart.

The Askew Family would like to extend sincere, personal thanks to Bible-Based Fellowship Church of Carrollwood Family, Abe Brown Ministries, Inc., and Sip & Turn Book Club.

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Private Service

Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL

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