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Passed Away: Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Russell Nevitt

Russell Antwan Nevitt passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the age of 31 years. He was born February 12, 1982 in Saginaw, Michigan to Velven Nevitt-Hendrix and Charles Russell Eiland.

Russell had a loving spirit, a caring heart and a great personality. He will be mostly remembered for his beautiful smile. Christmas was his favorite holiday and Beyonce’ was his favorite artist. Gone but never forgotten, his presence will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

His precious memory will be forever cherished by his mother and stepfather, Velven and Gregory Hendrix of Saginaw, Michigan; father, Charles Russell Eiland of Mississippi; one brother, Barry Nevitt of Saginaw, Michigan; grandparents, Charles and Walterine Eiland of Mississippi; aunts and uncles, Nettie, Betty and Cora of Arizona, James, Willie, Lillie, Karen and Mattie of Saginaw, Michigan, Willie James of Ohio, Donald Sr., Catherine, Rodney and Francine of Mississippi, Linda, Laurie and Brenda of Saginaw, Michigan, Carol of South Carolina, Michael of North Carolina; two special nephews, Barry Jr. and Tre’mar; a special friends, Phillip McGowan and a dear friend, Kim Adkins as well as a multitude of close cousins and friends.


The family of Russell Nevitt wishes to express special thanks to everyone who offered kind words, condolences and prayers expressed to our family during this difficult time of bereavement.

February 12, 1982
December 25, 2013
Date/Time: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 9:00am until time of service
Location: Paradise Funeral Chapel
Address: 3100 South Washington Avenue
City/State: Saginaw, Michigan
Phone: (989) 754-4826
Service Plans
Date/Time: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 2:00pm
Location: Paradise Funeral Chapel
Address: 3100 South Washington Avenue
City/State: Saginaw, Michigan
Phone: (989) 754-4826
Officiating: Pastor John Rincher, 
Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery


sage mason
January 30th, 2014 12:36 pm
To the Family of Russell Nevitt, I am so sorry for your loss, I know that losing a loved can be very hard to go through. Please know that you can rely on God at this time. At Revelations 21:4 God promises that there will come a time when he will end sickness, pain , and death no doubt this is very encouraging. Sincerely, Sage Mason
Datrise Boyd
January 14th, 2014 7:50 am
It took me a while to really accept that it was Russell. I was a classmate of Russell that goes all the back to elementary. Wow, what can I say. He was such a sweet person and could make you smile and embrace life when you really did not feel like doing it. My prayers are always with the family of Russell and may God continue to give you strength and understanding.
January 7th, 2014 5:27 pm
Lenore Tabit
January 6th, 2014 4:28 am
I never really knew this young man personally...but time I'd meet him it was always with a big smile that was always genuine and a spirit that can't be measured. God bless you all and I will continue to pray that God will wrap his arms around you and comfort you at this time! God Bless You All.
January 3rd, 2014 8:31 pm
To the Nevitt family, my condolences as i've had the pleasure ofknowing Russell for many years. He will be truly missed but never forgotten as his smile turned anyone's bad day upside down. Praying for your family in this time of need. Thank You Russ Carolyn Chism ll
Danielle J Alexander
January 3rd, 2014 10:26 am
I went to school with Russell. He was an amazing person and friend. The best memory I have of him is his beautiful smile. He always had a bright personality. He will be greatly missed by many. R.I.P Russell we all love and miss you!
Cynthia Nickleberry
January 3rd, 2014 8:00 am
My prayers & condolences goes out to Russell family & friends. He will be truly missed for his great personality & welcoming smile. Even though I met & known him for a short while, I'm truly blessed to have had that chance. May God bless you all through your time of grieving & may peace be with each one of you.
Dj Asio Aviance aka Corey Northern
January 3rd, 2014 5:57 am
I worked with Russell for the last 4yrs, and during that time we became closer then family! Every weekend spent having deep conversations and laughing until the sun rose will not before forgotten! I love you, and will always carry you in my heart! LOVE IS ETERNAL!
Christy Sullivan
January 3rd, 2014 12:01 am
Russell...what a wonderful soul! Happy, smiling and loving life with that infectious smile...that, I will miss the most:( Prayers of comfort and peace to the entire family that Russell loved dearly. We love and support you today and always, In Jesus Name...
Robert Ramsey
January 2nd, 2014 10:35 pm
My condolences, love, and deepest prayers goes out to Russell and his family. He was a great spirit and a positive friend of mind and he will be missed.
stephanie miller
January 2nd, 2014 8:13 pm
Russell was such a pleasure to of known! I too knew him from family dollar, I worked there but at a different location. He always had that big smile and loved to give hugs! He was one of the nicest people I have came in contact with! May god comfort his family and friends at this time!
torey harrell
January 2nd, 2014 7:37 pm
May he r.i.p. sending prayers to the family and friends.
Denise Bryson
January 2nd, 2014 4:35 pm
To my family, I am so sorry to have loss such a wonderful person. Words can not express my pain, Ive know Russell all his life and I am going to miss him dearly. I am exspecially going to miss hereing him say, "Hey Auntie" everytime he see me. He will be missed but never forgotten, be strong. I Love all of you.
Doris & Family
January 2nd, 2014 4:18 pm
I'm so sorry. I only knew you for a little while. You were a pleasant person to be around. R.I.P
Pattie Robinson
January 2nd, 2014 1:30 pm
I met Russell while he worked at Family dollar. He was always smiling and in good spirits. It was as if he was his own personal sunshine and if you were having a bad day all you had to do was go see Russell and he made you feel better just by smiling. He will truly be missed by all that knew him. he enjoyed life and lived it to its fullest. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandy and Loyd Darnell
January 2nd, 2014 12:58 pm
We have been fortunate enough to be part of Velvens and Gregs family for over 20 years. Russell's smile, great personality and sense of humor was a source of joy for all that knew him. Please know we love you all, share your memories, your loss and you are are in our thoughts.
Latasha Scott
January 2nd, 2014 12:40 pm
To Russell Family & Friends you have my deepest sympathy...Russell was a genuinely a nice person with a beautiful smile to match...God bless you during your hard time....childhood friend
mary taylor
January 2nd, 2014 12:36 pm
Russell was always smiling he always lit up the room very kind. Gonna miss him to his family I'm praying god give you strength during this tough time. R.I.H. Russell
Sylvia G. Hernandez
January 2nd, 2014 11:47 am
To the family of Russell, Iam so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers. I had the honor of meeting and knowing your son through my daughter Melissa (and along with her friends,including Kim Adkins). He was such a fine young man and such a handsome man with the such big Beautiful eyes !... and such a great smile. He will be missed. His death is such a tragedy. May God comfort you and your entire family.
Bethany Mawby
January 2nd, 2014 10:12 am
I'm so sorry for your guys loss. I'll definitely remember Russell because of his big beautiful smile. I thank Russells family for sharing him with us.He always knew how to make someone smile. And oh my his dancing ill miss most of all. Russell your deeply missed & loved. R.I.H
January 2nd, 2014 9:56 am
To the family I offer my sincere condolence. May the fond memories that you shared bring comfort to your heart. Let the promises made by God soothe you as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the day ahead. God promised that those in the memorial tombs will be resurrected (John 5:28,29) Death, sorrow , pain, will be no more (Revelation 21:4) We will live for ever here on earth in abudance of peace (Psalm 37: 11,29)
April Dennis
January 2nd, 2014 9:24 am
I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of Russell. I know that you are going through a difficult time and I pray that god fills you with his love and guidance to get through the time following his burial. I met Russell at the Family Dollar store. He was the most outgoing and friendly person that stopped to care about how you felt that I have met in a long time. You should take pride in the fact that you raised your son right. I am truly blessed in knowing him for the short amount of time I did. God bless the Nevitt family during their time of need and continue to bless them in time to come to ease their pain to where it no longer hurts to remember Russell and the beautiful person he was. My family is so sorry to see Russell go and will miss him
Diann Lorey
January 2nd, 2014 1:20 am
My prayers go out to his family and friends. I did not k now you but both of my sons and my daughter in law did. It is a tragic loss for everyone that knows you to have you taken so early in your life. I know God had a plan for you that we do not understand yet. Since your passing on Christmas day your friends from all over and people like myself who did not know you have come together in a way I have never seen. It has help many to stop and think that you need to act every day like it might be your last because we do not not know if tomorrow will ever come. Maybe this was part of Gods plan. Just know that your life made a big difference in many peoples lives and you will be missed RIP Russel.
Todd Maynard& Tenisha Maynard {Winter Haven Florida}
January 1st, 2014 11:34 pm
My wife and I would like send our deepest condolences to the family when we lived in Saginaw I always shopped at familydollars we became good friends he always made you smile when your down I thank God to have known him rejoice in the Lord for he knows best gone to soon God knows best cause he took one of the best rest in heaven Russell you will never be fotgotten
Richard Pryor Jr.
January 1st, 2014 9:53 pm
Had the pleasure of knowing Russell. He was a great young man with a smile that would brighten anyone's day. Prayers go out to his parents and family and close friends who has truly lost someone during this holiday season. Losing someone is never easy and wishing the entire family comfort during this time of sorrow.
Sundrena Wilson
January 1st, 2014 7:35 pm
From the Wilson & Murphy family we love in will miss you when we first met you greeted us with a smile in a hug every time we saw you so you will be truly missed love you....
Thomi LeAnn Thompson
January 1st, 2014 4:23 pm
Russell will be greatly missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & loved ones.
January 1st, 2014 1:17 pm
To His Family: I use to talk with him every time I went into the dollar store. He was one of the friendlies people that worked there! May his family hold in their Hearts what a Wonderful person he was, his Family and Friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda and James Washington
January 1st, 2014 12:32 pm
Our prayers go out to the family. We didn't know Russell very well, but every time we saw him he was always smiling and laughing. He was such a happy, sweet person, he made me smile on days when I was down. Heaven just got a little sweeter. God bless your entire family.
Mr. & Mrs Palmer
January 1st, 2014 12:16 pm
To The Family of Russell Our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences Russell was a very kind smiling young man, We met Russell at the family dollar store, he was always courteous and smiling that big smile of his. You meet people and they leave a lasting impression on you, well that was your Russell,It was a pleasure to see him again when he began working at the Gas station, That same Russell rushed out to give me a hug and again showed that big beaming smile, Gone too soon but never forgotten, May Gods Peace surround you and the entire Nevitt family.
January 1st, 2014 3:21 am
I met russell at family dollar he was a nice person and that smile will light up a room im going to miss going into the gas station and not being able to see that smile r.I.h Russell you will be missed by many
Carlton Davis
December 31st, 2013 10:15 pm
May the lord greet you with open arms.
The Hunter Family
December 31st, 2013 10:10 pm
Our prayers go out to Velma and to Russell's family. May God bless you all. We love you
Janel Kischnick
December 31st, 2013 7:44 pm
You give me great big hugs whenever I seen you & always smelled good. You shine above for your family & loved ones and may your everlasting love be a comfort to all. RIP Russell
Roeshon Brown
December 31st, 2013 11:32 am
Its going to be different not hearing him say "whats up Shon" and greet me with that big pretty smile like he always did. But God makes no mistakes It was Russell time to work side by side with the Lord. He only calls his best!Love you always Russ.
Dawnika Cope
December 30th, 2013 9:35 pm
My prayers go out to Russell's family. I was a classmate of Russell's and he was such a sweet person that always smiled and made me feel good about myself. He will be truly missed by the rest of his classmates. God Bless you all...
December 30th, 2013 9:24 pm
I am sorry for your loss. May the parents, sibling and extended family member receive the love and support that is greatly needed at this difficult time. May you be comfort in knowing that the God of comfort will swallow up death forever and He will wipe the tears from all faces.- Isaiah 25:8
Doris & Family
December 30th, 2013 3:51 pm
Our deepest sorrow goes to your family. May God be with you.
Maria Perkins &Family
December 30th, 2013 2:24 pm
RIP Russell, To the Nevitt Family, I met Russell at the Family Dollar store I looked forward to going there because he always greeted me with a smile , asked about my daughter, always polite, positive, an a genuine person to know. He certainly will be missed by me...My you find some comfort in your time of grief.
William Young
December 30th, 2013 10:45 am
It is always a loss when someone comes in this world with such a intense spirit to transmit the amount of love he had in him. He was a friend a family member and a person that was here to teach everyone how to truly love and be a forever friend as many people should learn from. As we all know, people of this caliber are rare and they always are with us for a moment to remind people of gods love for all of us. May god bless him as he goes through his next journey.
December 30th, 2013 9:05 am
I didn't know him, but, I do know how hard it is when your love one is called home. May GOD keep his loving arms around the family!
Linda McKether
December 30th, 2013 7:34 am
TO THE FAMILY OF RUSSELL,YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY, I Saw russell at the gas station on tuesday' we talked, and laughed, and he hugged me,on wednesday i heard he was dead, i couldnt believe it. i'm going to miss that beautiful smile. may GOD, BE WITH YOU,
Kimberly Walker
December 30th, 2013 12:27 am
I send my prayers to the family. I have known Russell since middle school. He was caring, sweet, and funny. God has accepted another angel in his kingdom. May God bless you all in your time of grievement.
Marie Robinson & Mariah Barnett
December 29th, 2013 5:45 pm
Our deepest is sorrow to the family of Russell...Accessory Site Store
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