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Russell DeAngelo Jefferson, Jr.

June 11, 2008 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 15) 15 Years Old

Russell Jefferson, Jr. Obituary

Russell DeAngelo Jefferson, Jr. was born on June 11, 2008, to Erica Danielle Williams and Russell DeAngelo Jefferson, Sr. at 11:44 pm in Rockford, Illinois. Affectionately known as "RJ", he was the first boy to this union. Russell was a loving son, grandson, brother, and nephew; but, most of all, he was a friend to everyone he knew.

He was a sophomore at South Garland High School where he was a rising athlete on the Jr. Varsity team as a defensive lineman with hopes of going to the NFL. Russell was a protective big/little brother. He enjoyed listening to music, spending time with family and friends, and eating some good ol’ seafood.

On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, God needed a special angel and Russell received his wings at Texas Heath Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Russell was preceded in death by his father, Russell DeAngelo Jefferson, Sr.; maternal grandfather, James Jones; uncle, DeAngelo Williams; and great-uncles, Harry James Crayton and Matthew Williams.

Those left to cherish lasting memories include his loving and caring mother, Erica Williams; his sisters - DeAngela, Janiyah, Jaliyah, Jaleis, and Zoriah; his brothers - Ramir, Khalil, Ashton, Royal, Quintin, and Amir; his maternal grandmother, Addie Williams; his paternal grandmother, Aretha Patterson; his maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Blakely; his paternal grandmother, Eddie Brown; his maternal grandfather, James Williams, Sr.; his paternal grandfather, Robert Jefferson (Valerie); his aunts - Trishida Williams, Danielle Clark, Dominique Patterson, Unique Patterson, and Virginia Quattlebaum (Andre); his uncles - James Williams II, Cesar Blakely (Sherissa), Robert Crayton (Charlotte), James Williams III, Robert Jefferson, Rico Jefferson, Rashawn Jefferson, Retavion Jefferson, Christopher Travond, Patrick Patterson (Sandy), and Billy Joe Crayton; his special cousins, Liberty and Detra; his godparents, Jacob and Raven King; and a host of extended family and friends.  

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Services

Viewing with Visitation
Thursday
December 14, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chamberland Funerals & Cremations
333 West Avenue D
Garland, TX 75040

Celebration of Life
Friday
December 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church ("The Mount")
1233 SH 66
Garland, TX 75040
 

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Interment
Friday
December 15, 2023

Restland Memorial Park
13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75243
 

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Please note
All are invited to join us via live stream on this memorial page at 11:00 AM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2023, as we celebrate the life of our beloved RJ.
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