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Vanessa Ann (Oden) Russ

July 18, 1954 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 67)

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Mrs. Vanessa Ann Oden-Russ was born July 18, 1954 to the parentage of the late Mr. Ernest Oden, Sr. and the late Mrs. Francis Elaine Barnes in Sylacauga, Alabama.

Mrs. Russ accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior later on in life and was baptized by her brother Rev. Ernest Oden, Jr. and united  with Union Baptist Church in Stewartville, Alabama.

On November 9, 2021, Mrs. Vanessa Ann Russ departed this life under the care of  UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Russ was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and sister Ms. Gloria Jean Willingham.

Her love will forever be remembered and cherished by, a devoted and loving daughter, Renita Makokha (Martin) of Sandy Springs, GA and a loving son Mr. Jelani Russ of Sylacauga, AL; three grandchildren, Kari Russ, DeMya Russ and Jamir Russ; five great-grandchildren; ten brothers, Willie H. Oden, Jeffrey Dale Barnes, Rex L. Barnes, Norman Oden (Fran), Ernest Oden (Brenda), Clay Oden (Lesa), Marvin Oden, Lamar Oden (Anither), Anthony Oden (Marie) and Michael Brownfield (Cheryl); five sisters, Naomi Oden, Linda Ajim, Monica Oden-Williams, Kathy Payton (Otis) and S. Rena Oden; two special nieces, Rolonda Willingham and Renita Brown; a special nephew Robert Willingham. She also leaves to cherish her memories a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 12, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Community Funeral Home
511 Edgewood Drive
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Celebration of Life
Saturday
November 13, 2021

12:00 PM
Community Funeral Home
511 Edgewood Drive
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
November 13, 2021

Sylacauga Cemetery
80 Old Tramel Highway
Sylacauga, AL 35150

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