Juanita Lucille "Sappo" Russell was born on December 31, 1925 in Durant to John Houston and Haskell (Huggins) Everett and passed from this life on June 29, 2014 in Durant at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 29 days.
Juanita married Neal A. Russell in Achille in 1942 and they began their lives together raising a family in California. After Neal's death n 2003, Juanita moved back to Durant to be closer to her daughter. She was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed spending time with family, baking goodies, window shopping and her favorite holiday was Christmas.
Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brother, James "Buddy" Everett and great grandson, Demous Paul Wayne Voyles.
Juanita is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Sanders and ex husband John of Durant; son, Aldon Neal Russell Jr. and wife Cindi of Liver More, CA; granddaughters, Roxanne Allfree and her daughter Arianna Allfree of Durant, Candice Montero and husband Gonzalo and their son Jessie James Makepeace, Sarah Russell of Liver More, CA; grandson, David Russell of Liver More, CA; sister, Judy Vails of Durant and ex grandson in law, Jim Makepeace.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Brown's Funeral Service Chapel. Bro. J.D. Batman will officiate. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery with Roxanne Allfree, Candice Montero, James Lackey, Jesse Makepeace, Jim Makepeace, Angela Trinkle, Justin Harner and serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Gonzalo Montero. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service, Durant.