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"


  • I’m so sorry for ur lost he was a very sweet and amazing boy that made everyone’s day from your guys videos I hope he’s up ther playing with his cement trucks n having a grand old time rocking the heaven

    Ashley Blodgett
  • Sometimes I come back on this page just to see his sweet face again, for such a small boy he made a huge impact on so many lives including mine. I am praying for you Mom and Dad and I know your little saint in heaven is praying for you too

    Ann Kerrigan
  • I know during the hardest times this may not mean much but you are in my hearts and I wish you the best on your journey to recovery after this sad passing. It may be hard but with a little bit of hope and the Lord’s help you’ll get there. At least you know your baby boy earned himself a beautiful pair of wings. I love you all.🕊❤️

  • Just wanted to say we miss you sweet Holden and wanted your family to know not a day goes by that i don’t think about you and your family. I wear my wristband every day and i have a sticker on my phone💙 i hope your having fun playing golf in heaven sweet boy .. we love you .. Alex and chad we are thinking and praying for you guys every day. Sending so much love your way

    Barbie Benton
  • Thinking of your family today. Even though we don’t know each other I just wanted to let you know that your beautiful boy is thought of every day by so many and I continue every day to pray for your family’s comfort and peace. God be with you. Hugs to you

    Donna S

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