Donald Edward "Eddie" Russell, Jr. , 63

Born: Thu., Dec. 23, 1954
Died: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018


1:30 PM to 2:45 PM, Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Location: Jesus Way Christian Ministries

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Location: Jesus Way Christian Ministries

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Mr. Donald Edward "Eddie" Russell, Jr.,63, of Ellenboro, died Thursday, October 25, 2018 at CHS Cleveland.
Eddie was born December 23, 1954 in Charleston, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Donald and Betty Russell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Russell. He attended high school in Nitro, WV, as well as culinary school and was an accomplished chef and master brick mason. His life long vocation was that of a Minister. Eddie was a servant of God and ministered to many people throughout all aspects of his life; this included his current church, Rainbow Temple in Kings Mountain and Jesus Way Christian Ministries in Spindale, as well as numerous other churches and mission fields in the US and abroad.
Close friends summarized the life of Prophet Eddie Russell as follows: He was always there in times of joy and sadness, times of celebration and worry; always ready with a prayer and a word of encouragement; always ready with food and encouragement to the hungry, broken and downtrodden; he loved the outdoors, praising Jesus, singing old hymns and dancing in the Spirit; above all he loved the Lord and gave his life to Jesus; he loved his family and was an avid supporter of the children's sports endeavors; Rita was his right hand; he was pawpaw to his precious grandchildren and loved his boys with all his heart. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Rita McDaniel Russell; his children, Jason Russell and wife Marva of Nitro, WV, Joshua Russell and Kellie of Ellenboro, and Jeremiah Russell, of Ellenboro; his grandchildren, Kendra, Breanna, Dylan, Jessica, Cassandra, Avery, Logan and Ryan; his sisters, Connie Russell and Patty Bailey of WV; his brothers, Douglas Russell and Charles Russell of WV, and Tommy Russell of Georgia.
The Funeral will be conducted at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Jesus Way Christian Ministries, Spindale. Pastor Helen Adams and Pastor Thomas Gibson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Carlos Cureton, Telly Kelly, Chuck Cureton, Wayne Lowery, Phillip Williams, and Anthony Bowie.
The Visitation will be from 1:30 pm until 2:45 pm Sunday at the church prior to the service.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
what a great guy we all considered him a friend instead of just a customer anything we can do please let us know god gained a good one rip don

Wilma (jeanmcdaniel)stanley
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
Rita,So sorry for your loss,he was your life partner and you will miss him dearly,remember he's in no pain ,no more suffering.Sandy really enjoyed hearing him preach.They are resting now.Sorry for the rest of your family as well.Love and Prayers.

Allen & Lyn Vandenberg
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Rita we were so sorry to hear that Eddie had passed away. We have fond memories of time spent with him. I know he will be greatly missed by you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Allen and Lyn Vandenberg. Sydney Australia.

Tom & Deborah Gibson
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Eddie was a fellow minister in the Kingdom, however, he was so much more to us -- he was our friend, confidant, and a true prophet in times of need. We deeply loved and still love our friend. This same love goes out to his precious wife, Rita, and his family. Eddie will remain in our hearts always and will be greatly missed. Tom & Deb

June Taylor Stephens
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Dearest Rita,
I am so, so sorry to learn of Eddie’s death. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time as well as the weeks ahead. I love and miss you sweet lady.

Aunt Mary & Uncle Tony
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Dear Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. My heart goes out to you. Eddie and I were very close when we were growing up. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend his service but remember my thoughts are with you and may your memory of him ease your pain and feelings of grief. May God,s Grace comfort you.

Also feeling your loss, but he is in a better place.
Love Mary

Uncle John's Family
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Rita, so much sadness has fallen upon our family in the past few years and just as we think we can breathe for a minute we learn that Eddie has passed. We are shocked and at a loss for words. Just know we are thinking of you and all of Eddie's family and pray God looks down upon you and blesses you with strength and covers you with his love and mercy. If there's anything you need that maybe we can help you with just let us know. RIP Big Guy!!!

Aunt Mary & Uncle Tony
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
Dear Family,
My heart goes out to you. Eddie and I were very close growing up together.
I"M sorry I won't be able to attend his memorial. But remember my thoughts and prayers are with you.
May his memory help to ease your pain and grief. May Gad's Grace be with you.
Feeling the loss of him also,
Love Mary

freddie johnson
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
My brother, my friend I love you and yes I do miss the times we spent together i this life we shared, and i so look to the days when when we will dance with the King in his courts.

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