Littrellis Shondreal Lowe, affectionately known as “Trell,” was born on March 19, 1979 to Wanda Grayson and Eric Lowe. He was the first born of three children.
Holly Grove, Arkansas was Trell’s home and dearly loved stomping ground. The village that raised him not only included his parents, but grandmothers Arlene Bones and Myrtle Lee Grayson. Although his mother relocated the family to Jonesboro, Arkansas when Trell was a young child, his love and passion for Holly Grove was undeniable, and he was allowed to return there where his grandmothers joined in raising him. He was educated in the Holly Grove School System and graduated from Holly Grove High School, Class of 1998. After graduation, he relocated to Chicago, Illinois where he continued his education at South Suburban College.
Trell was a faithful member of Norman Chapel, where he was christened as a baby. He later renewed his faith in Christ with a water baptism at the age 13. He always professed Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Trell loved road trips and traveling. He always found himself the designated driver because of his superb driving skills! He traveled from the East Coast to the West Coast and lived in a few cities outside of Holly Grove – Dallas, Las Vegas and Chicago. However, his heart remained where most of his family resided (Holly Grove and Chicago), and he lived in both places most often over the years to remain close.
He was a very family-oriented people person. He loved all of his family and often called to check up and keep in touch with everyone, family or friend. He was always the life of the party, and you could count on him to make you laugh. Wherever he went, he was loved by everyone, young and old. He never met a stranger. Anytime he was needed, whether it was for a ride or needing to talk, he was always there to go the extra mile.
Trell was a man of many nicknames – Tito Lowe, Lowe Mack, and Trell Lowe of Holly Grove. You couldn’t just say Trell without the Lowe. He had a sense of humor like no other and a unique laugh that had a crackling sound you just couldn’t forget. When you heard, “Mannnnnnnn,” “Shooooooooooo,” or “Man how come…,” coupled with his head swaying side to side, you knew you were in for a heck-of-a story! In addition to being known for his great stories and humor, you would know his creased pants from a mile away! He would spend hours ironing perfect creases with Sta-Flo starch. His pants would be so starched they could probably stand up on their own.
He was also very talented with his hands and could fix anything from cars to household appliances. He was a jack of many trades, a trait he inherited from his father. If you were purchasing a used car, you’d better take Trell Lowe. And while he could fix many things, he also had a few mishaps along the way too. Just listen out for, “Awe my bad.” Trell was a hard worker and could get a job or car at the drop of a dime. He worked many places where he developed long lasting friendships beyond the workplace. Of the many employers he had, U-Haul, Avis and UPS were among his favorites. He was a natural salesman and could sell ice to an Eskimo. Him being a people person made his jobs more pleasurable.
He was preceded in death by his loving grandmothers: Myrtle Grayson, Arlene Bones and Mercy Hardimon; two (2) grandfathers: Willie Vincent and Erhman Lowe; one (1) uncle: Alvin Thomas, who he looked at as a second father; and one (1) special cousin (more like a brother): Leacheurn “Kunta” Lowe Thomas.
Trell departed this physical life to earn his heavenly rewards on Thursday, April 01, 2021. He is survived by his mother: Wanda Grayson of Stuttgart, Arkansas; his father: Eric Lowe of Holly Grove, Arkansas; one (1) sister: Amber Grayson of Little Rock, Arkansas; one (1) brother: Michael (Dorian) Grayson of Little Rock, Arkansas; one (1) niece, eight (8) nephews, one (1) great- nephew, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; a special aunt who became his second mom: Wanda Lowe Thomas of Dolton, Illinois; lifelong friends: Marcus Davis and Michael Young; and a special friend: Michelle Joyner.
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