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Etrulia L Russell

March 5, 1928 October 9, 2018
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THE OBITUARY – ETRULIA L. RUSSELL

Etrulia “Trudy” Russell was born March 5, 1928 to the late Mary Cleonia Clinkscales and the late Ira Dennis, Sr.

Etrulia was educated in the Bridgeport School system and graduated from Warren Harding High School. She continued her studies at the University of Bridgeport.

Pursuing her education, she went on to work for several companies and settled in at Perkin Elmer to achieve a supervisory position. After working there for over 30 years, she retired. She continued to work in the community, by nurturing young children at a daycare facility and assisting an elderly woman with her daily routine.

Etrulia was united in a blissful marriage to Clarence Russell, who preceded her in death on July 17, 2000.

Trudy was a faithful, dedicated, loving and compassionate member of Messiah Baptist Church where she served among her brothers and sisters within and outside the walls of the church spreading love and kindness. She was affiliated with several organization/ministries of the church; most recently, the Black History Ministry and the Diaconate Ministry. She was ordained a Deaconess of Messiah Baptist Church on Sunday, September 16, 2001.

Etrulia was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as a good friend to many. She enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping and baking. She loved fresh flowers and she enjoyed reading. In all that she did, she found time to lend a helping hand when and where needed. She was loved by her family and her church family. She has already been missed at church. She welcomed the parishioners on Sunday morning in the narthex of the church with her radiant smile and kind words. She attended Noonday Bible Study on Wednesdays.

After all her serving, her loving and her kind deeds, in the morning of Tuesday, October 9th, our Lord called “Trudie” home to the place He prepared for her. At the age of 90, surrounded by some of her family members, she peacefully entered into eternal rest.

She leaves to cherish her memory: three children, Dorothy Lewis-Zebrowski of Stratford, CT, Keith Lewis and Stephen Lewis, Sr. of Bridgeport, CT; three sisters, Ruth G. Wynn of Trumbull, CT, Lillian “Sister” Heard and Diane Martin of Anderson, SC; four brothers, Lawrence (Barbara) Dennis of Jonesboro, GA, Morris (Geneva) Dennis, Anzie Dennis and Albert Dennis of Anderson, SC; sister-in-law, Cora Lee Russell of Middlebury, CT; son-in-law, Joseph Garcia of Seattle, WA; seven grandsons, Donnel “DD” Lewis, Sr., Stephen Lewis, Jr., Kyle Lewis, Terence Garcia, Latroi Russell, Dameian Webb, Jerron Goode; six granddaughters, Arena Johnson, Stephanie Hane, TaShaun Bowden-Lewis, Mercedes Zebrowski, LaWaysha Moore, and Danielle Webb; special daughter-niece, Cynthia Moore; special friend, Della Hawkins; God-daughter, Kathy Dennis; seventeen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Etrulia was predeceased by three brothers, Horace Dennis, Sr., Ira Dennis, Jr. and Rev. Douglas E. Dennis; one sister, Minister Lellia Mae “Dot” Hanks; son, Walter Lewis; daughter, Eugenia Garcia; step-daughter, Gloria Webb; two grandchildren, Alana Frazier and Keith Lewis, Jr. and former spouse, Eugene Lewis.

She will be missed by all who knew her; and to know her was to LOVE her.

Humbly submitted by
Her Family


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Visitation

Tuesday

16

Oct

9:00 AM 10/16/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
Messiah Baptist Church

210 Congress St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Messiah Baptist Church
210 Congress St. Bridgeport 06604 CT
United States

Service

Tuesday

16

Oct

11:00 AM 10/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
Messiah Baptist Church

210 Congress St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Reverend James D. Logan, officiating.

Messiah Baptist Church
210 Congress St. Bridgeport 06604 CT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

2675 North Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605

2675 North Ave. Bridgeport 06605 CT
United States
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