Obituary

Holden Gray Mullen

Holden Gray Mullen passed away peacefully in his parents’ arms on December 15, 2020 ending his almost three-year battle with brain cancer.  Holden was born on March 17, 2017, to parents Chad and Alex at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL.  Although he battled cancer for most of his life, Holden was a happy and playful boy who enjoyed chasing down cement mixers in his golf cart and hitting golf balls anywhere he could, inside and outside and even in his hospital bed.  Holden also loved dancing and telling knock-knock jokes, but more than anything, in recent months, he enjoyed opening the many letters and packages that were sent to him by his many generous “fans” from TikTok.  Holden was a funny boy with a captivating smile, a contagious laugh and is, without a doubt, enjoying the heavenly fairways.

Holden was the loving baby brother to his sisters, Ella and Ava, and his brother, Parker.  Holden is survived by his parents, siblings, grandparents, Leonard and Barbara Mullen, his grandmother, Carmen Gironzini and will be united with his grandfather Luzgardo Suarez, who preceded him in death. Additionally, Holden is survived by his eight pets, including two dogs, two cats, a hamster, a fish, and his two beloved ducks, Cement Mixer and Cereal. 

The family welcomes all to Holden’s visitation on December 21, 2020 at Fredrich-Jones Funeral Home from 8:30-10:30am, followed by a service at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 11:00am.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to Cal’s Angels, who the family has partnered with as part of Holden’s Warrior Wheels to provide wagons to children battling pediatric cancer.

Donate via Venmo or directly to Cal's Angels, 501(c)(3).  

Venmo: @HoldenStrong 

Click Here for to be directed to Cal's Angels website and select "in Memory of Holden Mullen"

387 comments

  • So sorry. I will continue to wear his bracelet to honor him

    Joan
  • I just wanted to say I miss Holden very much. I continue to watch his videos and pictures. I can’t imagine how you are both feeling. I do pray every night for you and your family to find comfort and peace. GOD bless you Alex, Chad and your kids. I hearts broken. 💙

    Laney
  • We miss you sweet boy.💔😭 i miss your video, i miss your sweet voice and just really miss that sweet happy boy. 💙 i think about you and your family often 💙 praying they are doing as best as they can be. I watch you videos and look at your pictures often. And i can’t help but cry. I know I’ve never met you before but it just seem like I’ve known you your whole life. We love you so much sweet boy. I hope your playing lots of golf 🏌️‍♂️ and playing with all the ducks 🦆 you can find in heaven. Rest easy sweet boy 💙💙 always and forever #holdenstrong 💙💙

    Barbie Benton
  • I started to follow Holdens story a short time ago. He has touched so many hearts. I know he is in heaven with baby Tessa. 🙏📿❤️ Two beautiful 👼👼gone too soon.

    Liz Saldana
  • Still praying for your family. Missing Holden every single day. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to Holden in heaven.

    Nini Miner

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