Obituary: Freida D. (Owens) Russell


Obit-CandleCOLUMBIA, S.C. — Freida D. (Owens) Russell, formerly of Waterbury, was born on July 24, 1957, wife of John N. Russell passed on Nov. 2, 2013, in Columbia, S.C., surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Russell was the daughter of Nellie (Henderson) Owens and the late Proctor (Thin Man) Owens Jr. She was educated in the Waterbury public school system. She worked as a paraprofessional and retired after 24 years of service.

Besides her husband and mother, she leaves to cherish; a son, Shaun Owens of Waterbury; a daughter, India Owens of Jacksonville, N.C.; two sisters, Phyllis Bryant and Theresa Lopes both of Waterbury, and a brother, Proctor Owens III (Lolita) of Snellville, Georgia. She also leaves her five beloved grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Homegoing services will be Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m., with a viewing from 9 to 10 a.m., at Grace Baptist Church, 65 Kingsbury St., Waterbury, with the Rev. Larry C. Green Sr. officiating. Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery in Waterbury. There will be calling hours at the Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect Friday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. The family entrusted the Prospect Memorial Funeral Home to handle Mrs. Freida D. Owens Russell’s arrangements.

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  1. Russell family.
    May I express my condolences to your family. May god bless your family in your time of sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you. your sister in Christ Carroll Jacobs

  2. TO John N Russell and the entire Russell and Owens Family

    Psalm 23
    John 14:1-14

    Our prayers that God’s love will bring you comfort in this your time of personal loss.

    Trust in the Lord!

    Rev.E L Smallwood and family
    Bridgeport/Stratford CT