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Russell Edward Smith

February 5, 1963 — December 18, 2022


Russell Edward Smith


Russell Edward Smith went to be with our Lord on December 18, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Russell was born on February 5, 1963 in Covesville, VA to the late Sally Tucker Smith and the late Luther Henderson, Sr. of Covesville, VA.

He attended and graduated from Western Albemarle High School in Crozet, VA and also was a member of the United States Marine Corp.  Russell loved sports.  His favorite basketball team was Los Angeles Lakers and his favorite football team was the Chicago Bears.  He enjoyed fishing in his free time.  He was also an excellent chef.

In addition to his parents, Russell was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellen G. Smith; four sisters, Ann Hawkins (Frank) of Baltimore, MD, Margaret Scales (Neumar) of Philadelphia, PA, Corrine Monroe (Joe) of Scottsville, VA, and Carolyn Johnson (Grover) of Charlottesville, VA.  He was also preceded in death by three brothers; Luther Henderson, Jr. (Tilly) of Charlottesville, VA, Eddie Henderson, Sr. of Baltimore, MD and George Smith (Elaine) of Waynesboro, VA.

Russell is survived by his daughter, Shajuan Smith (LeeVarne); two sons, Devantae Williams of Akron, Ohio and Ramel Smith of Charlottesville, VA.  Also survived by seven sisters, Ruth Henderson of Charlottesville, VA, Katherine Burton (Gene) of North Garden, VA, Rosa Irving (Mack) of Nelson County, Va, Daisy Walker (William) of Charlottesville, VA, Gayle Pierce of Charlottesville, VA, Brenda Moore (Joe) of Philadelphia, PA, and Phyllis Smith of Atlanta, GA; six brothers, Garland Henderson (Ruby) of Charlottesville, VA, Ronnie Henderson, Gregory Henderson, James Smith, John Smith (Betsy) all of Charlottesville, VA and Alwyn Henderson of Philadelphia, PA.  Russell was also survived by four grandchildren, Oniya, Daneshia, Bralyn, and Jayla Goffney of Charlottesville, VA; one aunt, Ann Henderson of Nelson County, VA; one sister-in-law, Veronica Henderson of York, PA, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other close family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Ministries Church 2001 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, VA 22936 with Reverend Dr. Stanley Woodfolk officiating.

Masks are not required, but recommended.

Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).

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