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Russell Smith

January 31, 1968 August 25, 2020
Russell Smith
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Russell Smith was born on January 31, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York to Percel Beale and Betty Smith.

He attended elementary school in Brooklyn, new York in the year 1973-74. He attended North
Marion High School in Sparr, Florida. After graduating high school, he attended the University

of Phoenix for 3 years.

Russell and Cynthia was joined together on March 20, 2000.

Russell was currently employed at Sitel Group of Ocala for 7 years, during his leisure time he

enjoyed family time and traveling to see his children. He, along with his wife, fostered children

for 11 years touching the lives of needy children and he loved every moment of it. He was a

member of Christ-Like Ministries Church, Inc, under the leadership of Bishop Walter Grimes.

Russell was called home to be with the Lord on August 25, 2020.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Cynthia Smith, Seven children, Brandon (Samantha) of South Dakota,

Nicolas (Teresa), Nathan both of Bradenton, FL, Charnelle of Virginia Beach,

Jeremy(Wasimieon), Maurice, and Joshua all of Ocala, FL, Two grandchildren, Majesty Smith and Major Smith,

Siblings, Iris Harris(Chuck), Barry Creekmore(Helen), Percell Velore(Nicole), Marshala Dunston Lawton,

Yonell Lawton, Jason Beale(Kim), Percell Lawton(Alice), Ronald Smith, Derrick Smith,

Andrea(Bunzzie)Smith, very loving and caring Mother-in-law, Mary Johnson, whom he called

Mom, and Father-in-law, Melvin McDonald, special friend that was like a daughter, Akeelah

Bell, special cousin that was like a brother, Louis (Anna)Angel, special friend, Deidre Jackson,

Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and sorrowing friends.

Russell was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Smith of New York, Sister, Valerie

Cuffee-Bennett, nephew, Timothy Jackson, brother-in-law, Ossie Johnson of Ocala, FL, very

special Aunt, Ruby Goodson of Ocala, FL, Uncles, Bobby Smith(New York), Louis Beale and

Roosevelt Beale both of Virginia Beach, Ronnie Sumpter, Jr, Donald Sumpter, Charlie

Sumpter, Jr, Michael Sumpter, all of New York.

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3:00 PM 9/3/2020 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9/3/2020 5:00:00 PM
Sellers Funeral Home, Inc.

440 SW Broadway Street
Ocala, FL 34475

Sellers Funeral Home, Inc.
440 SW Broadway Street Ocala 34475 FL
United States

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Faith Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3035 Old Blitchton Road
Ocala, FL 34475

3035 Old Blitchton Road Ocala 34475 FL
United States

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