E. Nell Christian

May 11th, 1944 - Aug 29th, 2020

Marion- E. Nell Christian, age 76, of Marion, passed away at 1:50am on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Integrity Health Care of Marion.

Nell was born in McNairy, Tennessee on May 11, 1944, the daughter of Richard Earnest and Amy (Wilson) Tull. She married William Edward Christian in Morris, Illinois on July 26, 1991. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1993.

Nell was a member of the Marion Church of Christ. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a prep cook for Honey Bakers in Marion.  

Survivors include:

Four Sons- James Michael (Trish) Blacklock of Joliet

     John Dixon (Kathy) Blacklock of Manteno

     Richard Allen (Carla) Blacklock of Marion

     Robert Daniel (Christy) Blacklock of Johnston City

14 Grandchildren

18 Great Grandchildren

Brother- Jerry Neal Tull of East Peoria

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers- Jimmy and Sam Tull.

As per her wishes, Mrs. Christian will be cremated. The family will hold a private celebration of life at a later date. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Diana and Keith Ingram

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 31, 2020

    I what tell you something.l want tell you something. I hope your day is a good day I hope everything is going well for you. I want tell you something I always depended on you . I want you happy now. I love you, Diana
    Carla and Richard, please email us.

  • Guest: Mike & Bonnie Darter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 31, 2020

    To the Family of Nell. She was a sweet lady, always enjoyed talking to her when visiting our family member at Integrity.. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Guest: Michael J Blacklock

    From: Joliet, Illinois

    Date: August 31, 2020

    i love you mom. sorry for the years we didnt see each other. i wish i could get them back.i will see you again some day. rest in peace..

  • Guest: Zachary Blacklock

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: August 31, 2020

    I will miss you Grandma so much if heaven could build a stairway I would climb up there to see you and Granny again. I love you and will miss you dearly. R.I.P in heaven 😭

  • Guest: Cody Daniel Willis

    From: Benton, Illinois

    Date: September 1, 2020

    I will miss you grandma we had a lot of wonderful memories together I wish I would’ve been able to see you more recently. You are with the angels and granny now you were a huge part of who I am today. I love you so much now Rest In Peace.