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Richard Russell, Jr.

Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 | Views: 1109

Richard Russell, Jr.

Richard Russell, Jr. was the oldest of five children born to the late Alice "Sue" Elzy and Richard Russell, Sr. on November 4, 1942. He was educated in the public schools of St. Tammany Parish before moving to New Orleans with is family.

His family was always cognizant of the religious needs of their children and brought him up in a Christian home. He was Baptized at an early age under the tutorage of the late Rev. Black and became active in the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church.

His career span was with Monahan Printing for 36 years in New Orleans, LA. Richard started off as a truck driver for the company and the Late Tom Monahan appreciated his work ethics; took him under his wings and trained him in Bindery, Mailing Department and he finished his career as a Printer under the leadership of his son, Tommy Monahan.

He was of the founding fathers of the Mighty Fourteen Club of New Orleans and remained with the organization until its demise. He Married Cynthia Williams on July 21, 1979 an moved to Madisonville, LA and became an active member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. His desire was to serve as a worthy servant to bear the name of our Lord Jesus Christ with a same self-sacrificing sprit as Jesus Christ bore on the cross in our behalf.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife of forty years, Cynthia; three sons; Tyrone, Ronald (who preceded him in death), Demetrius and one daughter, Tanya; four brothers and one sister; Hollis, Nathaniel, Larry (preceded him in death) and one sister, Bertha; four grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Services will be held Friday December 13, 2019 at Hopewell Baptist Church 806 Pine St. Madisonville, LA. Visitation 9:00am until the Funeral service at 11:00am. Interment White Settlement Cemetery Madisonville, LA.
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