Murrell W. Thornhill, IV is a native of Lynchburg, where he graduated from Heritage High School in 1994.

After his service in the United States Army, Murrell attended John Tyler Community College and became a licensed funeral director in 2003.

He has been married for 19 years to Adrian Barbour Thornhill and he has three children: Imoni, Tyler, and Alexis Thornhill.

Murrell is very active in the community and is a member of various organizations.

In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering to help others and spending time with his family.