Virginia Williams Russell was born in Springfield MA, on July 19, 1953 to Charles Ester Kemp and Allie V, Williams. Virginia graduated from Trade High school in 1971. She was employed by Digital Equipment Corp for 16 years. She also worked at Baystate Medical Center and the Jewish Nursing home as a sitter. She was a lover of God, music and dance.
with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Services are Friday March 8, 2013 wake is from 5:00pm-6:30pm following the funeral at 7:00pm at The United House of Prayer for All People. 331 Wilbraham Rd Spfld ma 01109. Burial will be on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family request not to dress in black it’s going to be a colorful home going. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia was a blessed, humble and beautiful spirit that God has ever placed on this earth. She graced all who ever were given the chance to have made contact with her. Kinship sisters Charleen Osborne and Joanne Downs felt truly blessed to have Virginia in their life. The intensity of Virginia’s sincerity as a true devoted friend showed no bounds. Mark 12:31 states “LOVE THY NEIGBOR AS YOURSELF. THERE IS NO GREATER COMMANDMENT THEN THESE. Virginia truly lived by this commandment. These few word allowed her to give wisdom just at the right time to those who didn’t even know they needed it. Even in a time of sickness she pressed on and helped those in need. As the song says “there’s a leak in this old build and my soul has got to move” God saw fit to show Virginia her works, by sending the very people she touched to aid her in her time of need, to show her that she was Gods true servant. If she was able to speak now she would say thank Gail for talking to me everyday and being my bible buddy and keeping me safe from harm as a kid, I love you. To Ivy, Monique, Kecia, Krysia and Olivene Thank you for taking care of me though my time on this earth, you help me get out when I was shut in. You gave me joy in the mist of a storm. May God bless your giving. Barry thank you for standing by me through sickness and in health I love you. As for my child there are no words that can describe how much I love You. Virginia is now resting with the angels lying at the throne of the king and she will always be looking at us over yonder.
She leaves behind a loving husband of 26 years Barrington Russell one child Diomanni V. Williams, daughter-in-law Ivy Miranda-Williams, a grand-daughter Monique Williams, unborn great grandson, Diomanni T. Williams all of Springfield MA, as well as her loving Mother Allie V Williams, sister Gail Cardone, brother-in-law Joseph Cardone of Leominster MA and a brother James Williams, along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.