Elder Fred Russell Sr., “The Homegoing Celebration” will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 11:00 Am @ Church of the Living God Temple #73 ~ 3636 Sunnyvale ~ Dallas, Texas 75216 ~ Pastor Derrick Hendrick, Pastor ~ Elder Terry Russell, Eulogist ~ Wake ~ Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 @ the Funeral Home. Interment ~ Elm Flat Cemetery ~ Powell, Texas
Elder Fred Russell Sr. was born to the late Whittie and Laura Russell. He was the 4th child born to this union. Fred grew up in Powell, Texas. He was baptized at The Church of The Living God, CWFF at an early age. After moving to Dallas he joined The Church of The Living God on Sunnyvale under Bishop Moss. In 1969 he was called to the Ministry. His Ministry carried him to the road from Dallas to East Texas for over 25 years. He was the Pastor of serveral churches in East Texas ( Jacksonville, Lufkin, Laneville). He retired from making the 2-3 hours drive to East Texas so he could continue to pastor in the Dallas area.
Elder Fred Russell worked for Canady Dry for (16) years and Affiliated Warehouse for 26 years until his retirement. After retirement he worked several jobs.
Elder Fred Russell was the father of (13) children. He was married to Dorothy Harper and Nancy Davis.
He is preceded in death by his parents, (2) son; Larry Russell, Alvin Russell four grandchildren and all his siblings.
Fred leaves to mourn his death; (11) children (5) Sons, Pastor Terry Russell (Regina) of Henderson, Tx, James Harper, Fred Russell, Pastor Reginald Jefferson (Saundra),and Walter Bolton all of Dallas, Texas, (6) daughters; Sherion Russell, Phyllis Chandler (Eugene), Quanitus Wren, RaShonda Russell, Shawann Russell all of Dallas, Texas, Nora Thomas (Elmer) of Powell, Texas