Morris Lee Russell was born November 19. 1948 to the late Oscar, Sr. and Annie Mae Russell and died on September 30, 2017. Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Peacefulrest cemetery with Elder Willie Mitchell, Rev. Dr. Emory Virgil and Rev. Isaish Waddy at 11:00 AM. He was a graduate of Douglass High School class of 1969, served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War receiving a Bronze Medal and Purple Heart. He retired after thirty three years with the United States Postal Service in Savannah, Ga.
He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife of 35 years Agnes Russell. Two sons Charles Murphy, Bainbridge, Ga., and Leric Russell, Miami, Fl. Three sisters Gloria Peoples (Tommie) Thomasville, Ga., Georgia Ett Barber (Joseph) Coolidge, Ga. and Sally Ayinde' (Michael) of Miami, Fl. Father and Mother in law Mr. T.C. and Mrs. Frances Sanders, Thomasville, Ga. Sisters-in-law, Gail Sanders Thomasville, Ga., Loraine Rhodes (Dan) Jacksonville, Fl. and Valerie Whaley of Atlanta, Ga. Three grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many lifelong friends.
Public viewing will be Wednesday from 3pm until 8pm at the funeral home.
Published on October 3, 2017