Elder Russell A. White Sr was born September 11, 1950, in South Bend, Indiana to the loving union of R.L. & Ora Lee White who both preceded him in death. He was the ninth of 10 siblings and his brothers: Issac (Mable) White, Robert White, and Vocie White also preceded him in death.
Russell accepted Christ at an early age and later was reintroduced to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at New Horizons Outreach Ministries where he served faithfully as an Elder, exhorter, church security guard up until his health declined. He graduated from Washington High School where he was a great athlete. He was a tight end on the football team and ran track and jump the high hurdles. After graduating he joined the Marine Corps and was Honorably Discharged in 1970.
Russell loved fishing, barbecuing, and family time. He worked 30 years till 2019 when he fully retired. Russell met a wonderful woman that would change his life forever. On October 17, 2015, he married his love, Kathy. On October 23, 2020, at 5:22 p.m., Russell departed this life to be with the Lord and his family was by his side.
Russell leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Kathy; beautiful daughters: Rachell Hall of Vista California, Galaine (David) Fleming of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Kila Hackney of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; two sons: Russell White Jr. [known as 'Rakin'] (Makayla) Hall of Dresher, Pennsylvania and Robert Hackney of Elkhart, Indiana. He was known as 'Pops' to Latisha (Micheal) Buchanan, Latosha (Floyd) Stuckey, Tia Cole, Richard Cole, and Carlo Griffin all of South Bend, Indiana. He leaves to mourn his departure his sisters and brothers: Willa Bea (Thomas) Howard, Rosetta Porter, Melissa White, and Daisy White all of Chicago, Illinois, Lucy Porter of Elkhart, Indiana, Raymond White of South Bend, Indiana, Lee Amos White of Tampa, Florida; brother-in-law, Freeman Smith of South Bend, Indiana; sister-in-law, Evelyn White of Memphis, Tennessee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Also a special cousin, Gene (Oneal) White; his longtime friends: Eugene Johnson and Roger Cotton both of South Bend, Indiana; and Apostle Jessie Harris of Phoenix, Arizona. We will not say good-bye but see you later with much love.
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