Rev. Dr. Ralph Russell, JP, MBE

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Memorial / Funeral Service For

Rev. Dr. Ralph Russell, JP, MBE, 98

of Russell Town, Eight Mile Rock, will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Eight Mile Rock. Officiating Pastor Michael Pinder and Pastor Paul Mullings.



Rev. Dr. Ralph Russell, JP, MBE, 98

of Eight Mile Rock, will be held at Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Central Zion Baptist Church, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. Officiating will be Bishop B. Wenith Davis President of Zion Baptist Convention, assisted by Rev’d Peter Pinder, Rev’d Michael Pinder, Rev’d Dr. Elvis Burrows and Rev’d Lindy Russell, assisted by other ministers. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Baptist Church’s Cemetery, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.

Remembered and cherished with fondest memories and to carry on his legacy are is ever loving sister: Doris Smith; sons: Sherwood, Chris, Julian (BD), Edmund, Carroll, Jerome and Joel; daughters: Pamela, Lorna and Natasha; daughters-in-law: Esther, Myrtis, Janice, Jessica; son-in-law: Kidroy; grandchildren: Tangernika Russell, Chantel (Michael), Shaquanna (Edward) Ross, Jamaal (Candace), Javard, Felecia ‘Brenda’ Russell, Demetrius, Dently, Raymond, Vito (Athena), Lilliano (LaDawn), Kristie, Andra, Tavares, Justin, Jasmine, Janell, Edmund Jr (Nicole), Gabriel, Joshua, Dennard, Donald Jr. (Krystal), Devaughn, Dominica, Jevon, Ryan, Kai, Khalil, Jade, Janae, Peter, and Nahshon; Great-Grand Children: Mikael, Malik, Malia Miller, Julia, Jalayah, Caleb, Javari, Resenio, Renissa, Rahjae, Malachi Russell, Miracle, Akeelah, LaShanda Russell, Malachi Black, Eli, Dru Morgan, DeShawn, Isabella, Jaliyah, Jevon Jr.; great-great grandchild: Lavonte; nephews and nieces: Rozena Johnson, Ronalee (Eardley) Saunders and Family, Ethelyn Russell-Rolle, Elva (Anthony ‘Boozie’) Rolle, Patrenda (Carl) Brice, Sandra Russell, Ormand, Gary (Hortense) Russell, Jackie and James Parker, Gazel Rolle, Jakes and Barbara, Lavie, Phillipa, Vince, Javan, Pete Smith, John and Beverly Curtis, Robyn and Gale, Chris (Sigma) Terecita ‘Suggie’ Hilton, Walcott (Paulette) Russell, Prescola (Kently) Martin, Rev. H. Lindy (Nell), Cheryl ‘Rose’ (Kirk) Russell, Engsley (Jessup) Johnson, Kingsley (Elladee) Russell, Dale Basden, Sandra (Dwayne) Swann, Terrance Russell, Pauline Knowles, Natasha (Philip) Davis, Ethelyn ‘Ettie’ Grant, Raymond Harris “Pat” (Mavis) Grant, Philip, Kess Grant, Bishop Ricardo (Lady Shandlene) Grant, Violet (Mervin) Wright, Jackie (Richard) Rolle and Charles (Jerissma) Adderley, Wayne Smith and Jennifer ‘Myoshi’ (Jerry) Banks, Wendal Stuart, Vienna Parker, Kem (Patra) Stuart, Joy Rodgers, Rufus (Yvonne) Johnson, Patrice (Paxton) Cooper, Sharon Johnson, Marva Williams, Stacy Mc, Jerry, Georgina, Martha, Janna Teddy, and Eddie Rolle, Ray (Patty) Russell and Family, Ellsworth Russell and Family, Shornae and Linda Rolle Anastacia Pinder, Selma Hall, Dionne and Frankie, Esther, Kevin and Cora Grant, Theon Archer and Thelia Coakley, Danny, Daryl (Chantel), Debbie, Denise, D’Anne and Daria Pinder, Barry (Jennifer Pinder), Broderick Pinder, Prescott (Lori) Pinder, Virgil (Hendria) Pinder, Bertha Bethel, Agatha Vincent, Sherri Bethel, Amaryllis (Clifford) Storr, Marvin (Jasmine) Hudson, George Hudson, Donzaleigh Hudson, Jevaughn Hudson, Portia Haley, Sheena (Leo) Pratt, Diane (Frederick) Russell, Barbara Pinder, Elizabert (Inobert) Pierre, Nakita (Portia) Pinder; sister-in-law; Alice Hudson; Brother In-Laws: Amos Jr. and Neville Pinder; other relatives and friends: Beryl Barnett and Family, Sir Michael Barnett and Family, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Pinder, Mary Deleveaux, Eltha Rolle and Family, Beryl Stuart and Family, Fabian and Sheila Stuart, Rev’d Agatha, Patrenda, Keturah and Sandy. Erma Jones-Munroe, Gea (Solomon) Robinson, Sherrick and Paddie Martin, Arabell Black, Dora Charlton, Rev, Hayward Cooper, Sis Jacqueline Smith, Olga Outten and Family, Barbara Hanna, Goldie McKinney, The family of the late Mizpah Forbes, The family of the late Gus and Cherry Martin, Joe Cooper, Esther Rolle and Family (Bimini), Cleola Cooper, Eric Forbes and Family, Earl and Terzah Forbes and Family, Idell Russell-Cooper and Family, Mrs. Orie Rolle and Family, Holmes Rolle and Family, Betsy Russell and Family, Hattimae Rolle, Sandramae Saunders and Family, Mrs Edna Gibson and Family. His Caregivers Anna Joseph and Maragret Rolle; special friends: Rev’d Dr. Elvis Burrows and Family, Rev’d Michael Pinder and Family, Rev’d Peter Pinder and Family, Rev’d Leonard Pinder and Family, Bishop Godfrey Williams and Family, Rev’d Terrance G. Morrison, Rev’d. Paul Mullings and Family, Rev’d Hayward Cooper, Rev’d Dennis Missick and Family, Rev’d Joseph Taylor, Rev’d Nelson Bain and Family, Rev’d John N. T. Rolle, Rev’d Valurine Bain-Pinder, Rev’d Errol Pitter and Family, Rev’d J.C. Wallace, Rev’d Larry Wilchcombe, Rev’d Erza Russell, Rev’d Mack Duncanson, Pastor Timothy Stuart, Rev’d Timothy Burrows and Family, Rev’d. Leon Anderson and Family, The family of the late Rev’d Nelson Forbes, The Hon. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, The Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, The Hon. Neko C. and Mrs Barbara Grant and Family, The Hon. Alvin Smith, The Hon. Micheal M. Darville, The Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe, The Management and Staff of Russell and Pinder’s Funeral Home, Management and Staff of Yager’s Funeral Home Management and Staff of Restview Funeral Home, Management and Staff of West Side Mortuary, Management and Staff of Butler’s Funeral Home (Nassau) Management and Staff of Demetritte’s Funeral Home (Nassau), The Congregations of The New Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Central Zion Baptist Church, The Community of Russell Town, and the wider community of Eight Mile Rock.

Viewing will be held at Russell and Pinder Funeral Home Eight Mile Rock on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 at the funeral home. There will be no viewing at the church.