Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Micheal George Russell

December 9, 1961
Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 30, 2012
Phoenix, Arizona

Micheal George Russell, 50, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away at his residence on March 30, 2012. Micheal was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 9, 1961 to Aubrey and Virginia Russell. He moved to Arizona over 31 years ago, and worked at the Civic Plaza for the City of Phoenix, and also for United Blood Services. Micheal also worked part-time at Macy’s.

Micheal is survived by his two lovely children, daughter, Brittany Russell, and son, Micheal Russell; his sisters, Tanya Guyton, Cynthia Woods, and Michelle Ball; and also his brother, Andre Clark. Micheal is preceded in death by two brothers, Leo and Jason Clark.

Micheal George Russell was a beloved man and a great father, brother and friend. He loved his family more than anything. He was a kind, free-hearted person who was always laughing, or had a smile on his face. A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 7 at 2:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel in Old Town Avondale.   

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  1. Miss You Daddy!
    I will always see you in the sunrise each day!
    Love You,

  2. Words cannot express how much you will be missed my dear cousin!! Always, always enjoyed your company!!

    Love You,

  3. To Cynthia, Tanya and family! Words can not express the sympathy I feel for the family! I pray that you all have peace during this time of bereavement!! I love you guys and wish I could be there for you. I Know you will miss Micheal but his work on earth was finished and he's gone home to be with the Lord!!

    Love Jewelline Brooks
    4255 N. Nellis Apt 1018
    Las Vegas,Nevada 89115

  4. Uncle Micheal we're missing you so much. You didn't even get a chance to meet your great niece. But I know that you are smiling down at us all with great grandma,grandma,uncle Tiger and Jason and big momma and papa by your side.

    Love You Always,

    Your Niece Lashika

    1. the love that we have for other's will never be forgoten if we keep the love we have for them in are harts and soul then they will always be with us so wtith all that love you and miss you uncle Micheal

      p.s. you was the best jok teller ever
      love from your nephew manuel

  5. To: My Big Brother Micheal, I love you so much and always will. u were more like a second dad to me and you were always there for me, thank you for that. I enjoyed being apart of ur life and helping with Britt and Mikey and I promise to look after them for u. words can't express what u mean to me I will never forget u and I love you say hi to mommy for me, I love Micheal.
    your little sister Tanya

  6. To: Uncle Micheal
    We love you and miss you.
    Love, Taneia, Tyson & Chyna.

  7. Mike,

    I am going to miss your smile and all your projects! Let the everlasting arms of God rock you to sleep... He will take care of you day and night, forever.

    Your neighbor and friend,

    1. Cuz, You already know what I'm sayin...You already know how I feel...couldn't believe what I was hearin, was this **** real! My heart is racin, my mind is pacin startin to realize the reality of what I'm facin...I thought we had time Bro...

      We already said our goodbye's and I know that you're at peace. Rest easy Micheal George Russell. Love you


  8. You will be very missed Mr. Russell. From a co-worker at Macy's

  9. Brittnay & Micheal,
    Your father was joy to work with; outgoing, fun loving and interesting as well as a goal achieving co-worker. We all felt the shock of his passing but will treasure the memories and experiences we shared with him.
    Max Ellsworth (Macy's)

  10. Brittnay & Micheal,
    Our best wishes to you and all of your father's family and friends. We always looked forward to seeing him and enjoyed his company every day. As Max said he was a joy to work with and he will always be in our hearts.
    Dave Dewey (Macy's)

  11. God Bless the family of this kind hearted and wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. I so enjoyed our time together and your wonderful smile, rest in peace Mikey...


  12. Mike, work will never be the same. Our daily conversations on everything from politics to religion will be greatly missed. You had a passion for knowledge that was exceeded only by my own. You brought insight and passion to every debate we had. You spoke from the heart with truth and conviction. I will always remember you my friend.

    I sign this as you always called me,

  13. Michael, you are greatly missed! We miss your beautiful smile, friendly waves and chats. You were a wonderful neighbor and will forever be remembered. Our condolences and prayers to the family.

    Your neighbors and friends,
    Lucia, Albert and family

  14. Micheal I miss you the news of your passing was a tough pill to swallow but I know you are in a much better place then all of us and to Micheal Mother and Father I thank you for making an amazing man who smiled all the time and who made me laugh every time we spoke and to rest of the family my love and my prayers go out to you may God give you the peace that passes all understand at this time


    your friend from Macy's

    Laurence Fields

  15. To Micheal's family,
    God bless all of you during this very difficult time. No words can take away the pain of losing a loved one, but please find comfort in knowing what a positive influence Micheal was on everyone he met. His smile, laugh and good-natured spirit will live on in the memories of many, many people lucky enough to have called him "friend".
    (Friend from UBS)

  16. Mike you were always a good friend and I will miss you alot. Like drew I will always miss our conversations at work. Even at my worst you always seemed to make me laugh. I am glad to have called you a friend.


  17. To the Family, I know you all miss Michael, but remember he's in a better place now. I know he looking down on all his family and friends saying don't worry but be strong for one another. Danny and I will really miss him , not seeing his smiling face. I will be praying for you all.

    Love, Sharon,Danny and Jessie

  18. The sadness felt with the sudden passing of our beloved friend. He really loved to tease with a smile. I will miss seeing his smiling face amoung us. To the family, may God's hands surround you with his love and know that his spirit lives on and will surround you. May peace be with you during this difficult of times. God bless!

    Leslie Ordway-Macys

  19. Micheal you would be extremely proud they way our daughter has honored your wishes. She loves you so very much. My you rest in peace knowing that Brittany and I will always remember and honor you with each of her life changing events.
    Carol McHaney

  20. Cousin Michael, I thank God for allowing us to be family and enjoy the times spent. You are greatly loved and missed. Our deepest condolences to Cynthia, Michelle, Andre, Tanya and your precious children. There is no greater place to be but in the arms of Almighty God.

    Aunt Bettye and family.

  21. On behalf of the blood bank at Phoenix Children's Hospital, we'd like for Michael's family to know what working with him meant to us over the years. Michael always had a kind word for everyone, and even during hectic situations he brought us a smile along with life-saving blood products. We will sorely miss him.

    Pam Davenport