Feb. 6, 1965 - Dec. 26, 2012
ELKHART — Lionel H. Herdman Jr., 47, of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 26, 2012, at Elkhart Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 6, 1965, in Elkhart to Lionel H. Sr. and Delores (McGraw) Herdman.
Surviving are daughters Brandy (Doug) Leedy of Elkhart and Brook Herdman of Granger; granddaughters Ambria, Kyndrie and Adaleigh; sisters Carol (Keith) Logan of Elkhart, Diana (Dave) Baker of Syracuse, and Angela (Steve) Deese and Fonda (Tony) Arroyo, both of Elkhart; mother and stepfather Delores and Richard Max of Elkhart; and his former wife, Toni (Rusty) Mosby of Elkhart.
His father, Lionel H. Herdman Sr.; niece Jessica Shultz; and his nephew Tony “Bubba” Arroyo preceded him in death.
Lionel worked as a professional painter and with D & L Construction Co. He was a 1983 graduate of Elkhart Central High School and an avid Notre Dame fan. Most important to Lionel was his family and spoiling his granddaughters.
Funeral services celebrating Lionel’s life will begin at noon with calling starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Elkhart County Community Baptist Church, 23805 Sunnyside Ave., Elkhart. Pastor Ed Ritchie will officiate. Burial will follow in Olive (West) Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to United Cancer Services of Elkhart Co.
Arrangements for Lionel are under the care and direction of Billings Funeral Home Elkhart.
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