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Della Jean Gunnell

October 9, 1930 — October 28, 2022

Della Jean Gunnell, 92, of Mooresville, passed away on October 28,2022. Della was born in Mooresville, to the late Eugene & Edith Elkins on October 9, 1930. Della worked at Habig's Casuals for over 25 years. Della was a master gardener and avid bird watcher. She loved nothing more than grabbing her binoculars and sitting for hours just watching her beloved birds. Della was loving and compassionate. She loved to take care of others and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. Della was the one that the family called in those unexpected emergencies, as she always handled them with empathy, kindness and determination. Most of all Della enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a fierce protector of her children and will be missed dearly.


Della is survived by her children; Suzanne (Donald) Champlin, Cherall (Terry) Humble, Brian (Angela) Gunnell and Carol Myrick, grandchildren; John (Diana) Hummel, Briana (Zach) Lindsey and Brenden (Iris) Gunnell, along with great-grandchildren; Mia & Colton.


Della is preceded in death by her loving husband; Charles Gunnell and her brother; Clifford Elkins.


The Gunnell family will honor Della's wishes by celebrating her with a graveside service Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 3 P.M., Mooresville Cemetery, Mooresville.

Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Please visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.


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