August 9, 1950 - February 6, 2021
Ms. Ethel Mae (Williams) Russell, 70, of Peoria, IL passed at 3:10 pm on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Ethel was born on August 9, 1950 in Greenwood, MS to Ethel B. Mann and Charley Williams. Ethel work at Help At Home as a caregiver for over 20 years. She loved glamor and high fashion. She loved to get her hair and nails done. Ethel liked to go to garage sales, shopping and dress stylishly. She also loved to cook and was out spoken. She was her grandchildren’s barber. Ethel was very generous and helped so many people over the years. Her grandchildren were her world and couldn’t live without them. Ethel leaves to cherish her precious memories her daughters, Mattie Breedlove and Sheleste Russell; her sons, Kendrick Russell and Otha Russell; two brothers, David (Kim) Williams and Otha Lee Williams; two sisters, Lola Nichols and Bobbie Harris; five grandchildren, Shernica Thompson, Tony Scott, Demarius Williams, Latiah Williams, and Artavius Breedlove, twenty four great grandchildren which include Walter Jackson and Keniejah Jackson whom she raised, two great greatgrandchildren, Kamya Metts and Kyren Jackson, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dwayne Russell; her brothers, John T. Harris and Charlie Williams and her sister, Gloria Moore. A private funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Luke M.B. Church with an hour visitation at 12 pm. Pastor Benjamin Nicks, Jr. will officiate. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. The service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly AT THE TIME OF THE SERVICE. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and attendance limits will be observed. In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health, Funerals are limited to no more than 25% or less people at the church. To be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services. Funerals are limited to no more than 25% of the decedent’s immediate family members. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. The sanctuary can socially distance and seat no more than 25% or less people. All others will be able to flow through prior to beginning of the service. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Ms. Ethel Mae (Williams) Russell, 70, of Peoria, IL passed at 3:10 pm on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Ethel was born on August 9, 1950 in Greenwood, MS to Ethel B. Mann and Charley Williams. Ethel... View Obituary & Service Information
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