Landscapes 07

Elwood H. ("Hawk") Durnell

September 10, 1940 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Elwood Durnell Obituary

Elwood Howard Durnell, 83, of Coatesville, PA passed away, on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at the Paoli Memorial Hospital, in Paoli. 

Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Howard and Bernice Durnell Sullivan. He was affectionately known as "Hawk" by his family and friends.

Elwood worked as a nurse’s assistant at the Embreeville State Hospital in Coatesville for many years. He enjoyed playing cards, watching horse races, playing pool which he was very good at in his younger years, sharing stories, and loved talking to people. He also enjoyed going to church and listening to Gospel music, and the sounds of R&B. In addition, he loved watching sports, especially football as his favorite team was the Denver Broncos.

He is survived by his children, Rev. Barry Perry of Coatesville, Deszere Green of Connecticut, Kristen Durnell of Coatesville, Darrell Simpson of Connecticut, Pastor Daryl A. Perry, Sr. (Yvonne) of Coatesville; sister, Charlotte Henry of New Brittian, Connecticut; many grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip T. Durnell; son, Tyrone Clarke; nephew Larry Ferguson; sisters, Jacqueline Ferguson, Cecilia Butt; and grandson, Darryl A. Perry, Jr.

Homegoing Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, at Coatesville Bible Fellowship, 6 North 4th Avenue, Coatesville, Pennsylvania. A viewing with be held from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM. 

Click here on Saturday, April 6th at 10:45 AM  EST to WATCH THE SERVICE LIVE on Zoom.‚Äč

Zoom Meeting ID: 846 9015 0438  Passcode: Wright

Interment will be held privately.

Condolences may be shared at the guestbook tab where you may also light a candle in his memory. Condolences to be read should be faxed to 610-383-7523 or emailed to by Friday, 4:00 pm.  

Flowers may be sent to the church. The theme color is blue.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elwood H. ("Hawk") Durnell, please visit our floral store.

Funeral Service

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Elwood H. ("Hawk") Durnell?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Elwood's memory.


April 6, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Coatesville Bible Fellowship
6 North 4th Ave
Coatesville, PA 19320

Funeral Service
April 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Coatesville Bible Fellowship
6 North 4th Ave
Coatesville, PA 19320

Private Cremation


© 2024 Wright Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility