Sarah Jane Russell

January 20, 1935 - October 7, 2012

01/20/1935 - 10/07/2012

Sarah Jane Russell received her angel’s wings on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Sarah retired from AT&T after 30 years of service and was a landlord for over 40 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was devoted to her family, friends, and tenants. She spent many hours in her garden tending to her rose bushes and loved to be in the company of her 5 cats and her Jack Russell Terrier. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Ernest B. Russell Jr., her mother Sarah Pelley Moore, and her brothers Elwood and James Moore. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Tami Russell of Virginia Beach, Ernest B. Russell III of California, Timothy J. West and Charles E. Russell of Virginia Beach, Alan White of Norfolk, William B. West of Newport News, her siblings; Mary More of Virginia Beach, Barbara May, Anna Cianani, Margaret Moore and John Moore all of Ohio; and her 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her memory and legacy will live on through the SJRussellfoundation.org that was set up to continue donating to the many charities that Sarah contributed to for the past 5 years.

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Sarah
7 years ago

Grannie,

There are no words to say as to how much I really love and appreciated you. You were a strong kind caring woman. Nothing less than amazing. The woman that everyone called on and the woman that always answered with loving arms. You taught us all what unconditional love really is. I will miss everything about you, your unforgettable laugh, the way you yelled at Jimmy, the mothers day breakfast’s and especially the way you called me sissy. Although I know you walk beside me, what i wouldn’t give to hold your hand again. I know you hear me when I talk to you, I just wish I hear you talk back. I know I will see you again, it just seems like forever. Until I see you again, I will talk to soon. And I will love you forever and always. And I will never forget you.

Love you always,

Sissy

DANIELLE JOBB
7 years ago

GRANNIE,

I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. I HAVE REREAD CARDS AND LETTERS YOU WROTE ME AT LEAST TEN TIMES NOW BECAUSE I CAN HEAR YOU SAYING EVERY WORD. I SAY A DAILY PRAYER ASKING THAT GOD REWARD YOU FOR BEING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE AND OUT. YOU MEANT EVERYTHING TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING ME AND THERE WON’T BE ONE DAY THAT YOU WON’T BE ON MY MIND. YOU’RE AMAZING AND I KNOW YOU ARE MAKING HEAVEN JUST THAT MUCH BRIGHTER WITH YOUR PRESENCE. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER THAT’S HOW YOU ALWAYS SIGNED THE LETTERS AND CARDS YOU WROTE ME UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN MY GRANNIE DARLING, NEVER FORGET HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU. XOOXOXOXOX

-YOUR DANI BANNANIE

Julie Taduran
7 years ago

I am sorry for your loss. If you need to talk please call me I am here always. Love Jule

Tiffany Jobb
7 years ago

I feel like the luckiest grand daughter in the world to have had you as my grandmother. You love everyone and that isn’t an easy way to be, but it came natural to you. I love you and will miss you very much.

Kathy Rowland
7 years ago

Sarah,

I have never met a more loving and passionate woman in my life. You made me feel like I had another mother and friend. Your love reached everyone who met you and touched their lives in a most special way. Your giving was a lesson for us all to follow. You left a very big pair of shoes to be filled and personally I am not sure that is possible! You were a very loving friend to me through our being mother’s in law,and even before that. You were so good to all of your children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. I am very thankful to have had you as a part of my life,and I will never forget your love. Your love surrounded all who were in your presence. You are no longer suffering and for that I am grateful, though I wish you were still with us all. You were the glue that held everything you were a part of together. I love you now and always and will never forget you. Love you,

Kathy

Tami Russell
7 years ago

There are no words to express how I feel. I miss you so very much, I sometimes call the house just to hear your voice. Momma, I need you help to get though this. I think about all the things we have done recently and I am glad I took the time to tell you just how thankful I was for all you have done for me and my kids. I will hold on to that memory of our hug and the kiss on your head. You were the glue that held this family together, now we are falling apart. I LOVE YOU Mom..you are my hero…. and my Angel…. Always and Forever… Tami