Russell Davidson Sr.

Published 6:00 pm Friday, June 2, 2017

Funeral services for Mr. Russell Davidson Sr. were held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at noon from Braggs Hill AME Zion Church. Rev. Ellis Bandy, Pastor. Rev. Dr. Mark Hawkins, officiating. Burial followed

in First Baptist Churchyard cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services of Greenville, Ala., directed.

Bro. Russell Davidson was born Jan. 2, 1951 in Selma, Ala., to the late Mr. Erskin and Susie Davidson.

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He was the second of nine children. He is preceded in death by his parents, adopted brother, David Sullivan, daughter, Samanthia Butler, and nephew Lorenzo Crenshaw.

At an early age he joined Braggs Hill AME Zion Church.

Russell met and married Loutelia Jenkins, and to this union four sons were born: Mr. Russell Jr. (Regina), Mr. Padro (Beatrice), Mr. Cecil (Stephanie), and Mr. Undra (Sherese); very special friend, Delois Dunklin, they have one daughter, Mrs. Teresa (Michael) Smith, and he also had a daughter, Mrs. Natasha (Antonio) Smith, son, Mr. Kentavious Powell, all of Greenville, Ala.; siblings, Mr. Erskin (Cleo) Davidson, Boone, Iowa; Mr. Marvin (Geraldine) Davidson, Greenville, Ala.; Mrs. Doretha Davidson, Union City, Ga.; Mrs. Ann Davidson-Wilkerson, Ft. Deposit, Ala.; Mr. Dwight (Beverly) Davidson, Douglasville, Ga.; Mr. Wade (Pasay) Davidson, Ozark, Ala.; Mr. Bruce Davies, Mrs. Betty (Frank) McConnico, both of Greenville, Ala.; and Mr. Wayne (DeAnne) Davidson, Mitchellville, Md.; second mother, Mrs. Mattie Arnold; mother-in-law Mrs. Mary  Jenkins; brother-in-law, Keith (Donna) Jenkins, both of Chicago; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Cora (John Henry) Carter, Forest Home, Ala., Ms. Vickie Jenkins, Chicago, and Valerie (Finley) Robinson, Indiana, Ind.; 19 grandchildren, three

great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and other  beloved relatives and friends.