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Jacksonville, FL 32208
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Nellyvonne Thompson Russell

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Nellyvonne Thompson Russell Obituary
RUSSELL Mrs. Nellyvonne Thompson Russell passed away peacefully March 12, 2014. She was a native of Jacksonville, FL, where she graduated from Stanton Senior High School - Class of 1943. Furthering her education, she attended Bethune-Cookman University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Education and a Masters degree in Business from New York University. As one of Duval County's Outstanding Educators, Mrs. Russell retired from the Duval County School Board after rendering over 30 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Russell was a Golden Soror, Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Rev. Dr. Bill Bailey, Pastor. Survivors include her husband, James H. Russell, Sr.; son, James H. Russell, Jr. (Maxine); grandchildren, Ms. Mosi J. Russell and Ms. Adanna M. Russell; brother-in-law, Douglas Russell; special niece, Mrs. Joyce Reeves (Alfonzo); special nephews, Benjamin Bell and Ralph Thompson (Rosa); a number of other relatives and friends. A MEMORIAL SERVICE in honor of Mrs. Russell will be held 10AM, FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 in the Rufus E. Payne Memorial Chapel of the mortuary, with Rev. Ralph L. Thompson, Big Miller Grove Baptist Church, Lithonia, GA, officiating. The family will receive friends at the mortuary on THURSDAY from 4-6PM, with the Ivy Beyond the Wall Sorority Rites beginning at 6:30PM. Memorialization will be by cremation. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends are asked to assemble at the mortuary under the direction of ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC., 4409 Soutel Dr., 904-766-9671. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Mar. 19, 2014
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