September 8, 1949 - November 17, 2021
Deacon JT Russell, 72, of Peoria, Illinois departed his earthly vessel, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:46 am at OSF hospital. Deacon JT Russell was born September 8, 1949 in Lexington, MS to the late T. L. Davenport and Mary March Russell. He moved to Peoria, IL in 1967 and later moved to Chicago, IL in 1968; returning back to Peoria, IL in 1981. Deacon JT Russell was employed by several companies, Golden Dip, Tootsie Roll Industry and Willie Veleve Construction Company. He later became certified in Auto Mechanical engineering at UTI. JT later became an entrepreneur and freelancer. His entrepreneurship bought him great joy and passion. He loved working with his hands and helping others. His hobbies include carpentry, plumbing, fishing, cooking and watching sports on multiple televisions at one time and playing dominoes. Deacon JT Russell also loved church, Bible Study and learning the word of God. Being a man of Christ, he loved all his surroundings and his family. Deacon JT Russell accepted Christ in his life and joined Apostolic Missionary Church of Jesus Christ in 2007 under Pastor Ruth Rutherford. He later received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus' name. A few years later, he was appointed Deacon and held that position until God called him home. He leaves his precious memories to cherish by many including his three sons, Carlesle (Mitzel) Jordan of Memphis, TN, JT Smith and Ryan Russell both of Peoria, IL; four daughters, Javana (Robert) Stewart of Downers Grove, IL, Shelarean (Andre) Jones of Prospect Heights, IL, Amecia Javan Smith and Mary Angel Smith both of Peoria, IL; one brother, Willie A. (Ora) Russell of Lexington, MS; six sisters, Mae Flora Hinton, Mary Greer and Gladys Andrews all of Chicago, IL, Fluorine Rutherford, Laura Russell and Pastor Ruth Rutherford all of Peoria, IL. JT also leaves 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and a host of honorary children, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. JT also leaves a very special companion, Cathy Smith of Peoria, IL. He also leaves an important Life Saver; Latocha Todd. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter; Florencia Barren, one grandson; Jordan Stewart, one sister and eight brothers. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ with a visitation beginning at 9 am. Rev. Ruth Rutherford, Pastor of Apostolic Missionary Church of Jesus Christ and sister of Deacon JT Russell will officiate. Burial will be at Historic Springdale Cemetery 3014 N. Prospect Rd Peoria, Illinois, 61603 Private Repast. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences maybe made at simonsmortuary.com.
Deacon JT Russell, 72, of Peoria, Illinois departed his earthly vessel, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:46 am at OSF hospital. Deacon JT Russell was born September 8, 1949 in Lexington, MS to the late T. L. Davenport and Mary March Russell.... View Obituary & Service Information
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