Calvin ‘Tossi’ Durell transitioned from this life to everlasting life on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the VA Hospital in New Orleans, LA at the age of 67. Tossi was born on Thursday, October 2, 1952 to the late Cye Durell and Beatrice Henderson. He graduated from West Jefferson High School in 1971. He then attended Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. He also served in the U. S. Army as a Private and received The National Defense Service Medal for marksmanship. He worked as a superintendent for many different offshore companies.
Devoted husband of Sheila ‘Bea’ Fleming Durell of 27 years. Loving father of Calvin Durell Tyson Jr. (Sonya) and his baby Misty Durell. Brother of Ruth (Thomas) Williams and Cal Durell. Son in law of Edison Fleming. Brother in law of Brenda (Raymond) Lemieux, Michelle (Billy) Washington, Lechelle Fleming, Donald Fleming and Gilbert Clay Sr. (Rhonda). Godfather of Diamond Campbell, Tiera Joseph Butler and Diamond Hester. Tossi also survived by many wonderful friends: Herbert Lewis, Allen (Duckey) Carto, Jeremy (Fatty) Jamison and (Nephew) Brian (Pickey) McCurdy, nieces: Sharan Language and Starr Green, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are all invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church 817 Greefer Avenue Harvey, LA 70058 at 10 a.m. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Rev. Keith P. Stewman officiating. A private interment will be held at the Slidell Veterans Cemetery.
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