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Beverley Childs

Franklin Benjamin Russell

September 16, 1943 - May 03, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to honor the life of Franklin Benjamin Russell. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual gatherings, we will post invites. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

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  • Beverley  Childs
    Daddy the memories of you live on in my heart🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
  • Gloria Pope
    Frank and I got married when I was 19 years and he was 25. We were together for 9 years, during which time we had our son David.
    He worked as a spray painter in the car industry in the early years of our marriage and his work was much admired by those he...  more
  • Paul Semper
    Frank Russell was a kind, considerate and an accomplished man. He was never showy but always paid attention to details. He planned everything and his careful attention to budgeting has always impressed me. He worked hard and was always on time. He was...  more
  • Beverley  Childs
    Throw back...way back!!! 🤓
    A young Franklyn Russell❤️❤️❤️
  • Gloria Sutherland
    This was one of your favorites of CHOPIN I can remember your smile whenever you heard it. You just went Off in a zone.
    Keep smiling!
    Rest in please Uncle Frank. You will surely be missed...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E6b3swbnWg&feature=share
  • Gloria Sutherland
    My Dear Uncle Frank.... I will always remember your love for music. It was your passion!
    The piano was indeed you favorite, but you also played the guitar and the drums. I’ll always remember our jam sessions in England when I was a teen.
    You loved it...  more
  • Ryan lag
    I can't believe you died on May 3rd, you will always be rembered for the passion in music that you always had you were the best when it came to the piano. Thank you for always being there for us. I love you, and we all miss you.
  • Brandon Childs
    I miss you grandpa. I will always remember the laughs and good times we had together. You are the best musician I have ever heard and I love hearing you play your music. I will NEVER forget you, sleep in peace. Love you always.
  • Kathleen Semper
    Uncle frank was a genuine and loving person...He lived his life pleasing on to God..He had an obsession for reading his bible....Bible verses were his daily capsules. He would be surely missed. ..your angel wings are waiting... Rest in peace..
  • Kathleen Semper
    Ride on frank ...safe ride on your Angel wings...May your soul rest in perfect peace
  • Timothy Wilson
    On behalf of the Central Islip SDA church , it was a blessing to have brother Russell in our congregation. Brother Russell loved singing and was never late for church service or program. He will be greatly missed ❤. May the comfort of the Holy Spirit...  more
  • Kelvin Miller
    Those we love don’t go away they WALK BESIDE US every day. Unseen unheard but ALWAYS NEAR.

    Frank is a great father and grandpa. I witnessed the love he poured into them and the love they poured back.

    I’m wishing you all peace as we celebrate his rewarding life.
  • Beverley  Childs
    One of dads favorite. Happy Sabbath.
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  • Beverley  Childs
    My cousin Gilbert shared this with me; “Uncle Frank LOVED this song and used to play it on guitar for me when I was a toddler..” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkApuQWCPdM
    When I was a child my dad use to play this at the piano and we would sing this...  more
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  • Karen Hendricks
    It is with a sad and heavy heart that I pen this tribute to my dear friend Franklyn Russell. To me he was and will always be Brother Frank.

    It was about 7 years ago that this tall and stately gentleman walked into the Central Islip SDA Church. Before...  more
  • Melvina  Melly
    As everyone that knew Franklin Benjamin Russell learned of his loss, the out pouring support has been great. As we all grieved for his loss he would want us to continue living and be the best we can be. He was a great man!

    Grief is not a disorder, a...  more
  • Beverley  Childs
    A picture of dad with his band❤️❤️❤️
    his heart has always been with his music. He loved to play the piano and guitar. I know how special these instruments are to him, I will honor him and his legacy by allowing my children, his grandchildren to have them.
  • Olive Duberry
    Frank russell will be greatly missed by his family and friends that knew him. He was a man of honour and integrity. He teach his children the values of life, to appreciate the small things In life and to always be grateful for what they have. He...  more
  • Beverley  Childs
    This is what dad would want for us ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Melda Silcott
    Please accept my deepest condolence. He was so blessed to experience a rewarding life. You all made it more fruitful for him. Wishing you all peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
  • Beverley  Childs
    My dad in England in his younger days. I love this picture it shows his style and grace.
    • Beverley  Childs
      Olive Duberry Frank was such a down to earth person he loved his family. I remember growing up he use to be so smart and intelligent. He was a man of honour and integrity. The time I spend with him when he was with my sister he use to be very stricked with his...  more
      • May 8, 2020
  • anika anderson
    Losing someone you love is Very hard,I pray that the creator brings you comfort at this time to you and the family!.Untill you meet again stay strong.and let his memories and love live on.
  • B C
    B C:
    We Miss You,
    Our hearts still ache with sadness, and many tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.
    We hold you close within our hearts, and there you will remain, youu will always be in our hearts, until we meet again.
  • Beverley  Childs
    Franklin Russell
    September 16, 1943- May 3, 2020

    Dear dad, your loss has been so hard to bear. As my tears fall I think back to times long gone when you would be the strength that my life was built upon. I thank you for all the happiness you brought...  more
  • Beverley  Childs
    My dad was a self taught musician, his first love was the piano. However, throughout the years he acquired more instruments and learned to play them well. He loved to perform in his church and for family and friends. He always surrounded himself with...  more
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    • Beverley  Childs
      Apricot Brathwaite What a beautiful soul to be around!.Beverly my condolences to you and the fam He WAS VERY PROUD OF YOU !And your love for him will never leave! Thankful that I met your dad.
      • May 7, 2020
    • Beverley  Childs
      Olive Duberry Yes I remember him playing his guitar.
      • May 8, 2020
  • Beverley  Childs