Richard Russell

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Richard Lee Russell, 46, of Belleville, IL, born July 28, 1973, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at his residence.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Richard Pado; and his great-grandmother, Carrie Taylor.

Surviving are two daughters, Rikki Leigh Russell and Randi Nicole Russell;
a son, Ryan Jacob Russell;
three grandchildren, Makayla, Aniyah, and Royalty;
his mother and father, Linda Diane, nee Simmons, and Jack Russell;
four brothers, Thomas Russell, Dwayne Russell,  Nicky Pado and Ricky Pado;
two sisters, Emily (Josh) Elam and Susan Russell;
his maternal grandmother, (Irma) Mary Simmons;
a nephew whom he had a very special bond, Tylor Muzzy;
nieces and nephew, Samantha Sickmier, Alexa Russell, and Jaden Russell;
many great-nieces and great-nephews;
and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

“He always called me his guardian angel, but this time he flew faster than me.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Emily Elam.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  A private family memorial will be held.


12 Comments on Richard Russell

LeAnn Koch said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 8:57 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family! You have been like a second family to me for darn near 25 years! Rick is in peace now with the ones that went before him!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Cori James Hoopes said : Guest Report May 11, 2020 at 1:32 PM

RIP Rick Fly high like the Eagles I will miss you

  • Casselberry
  • Florida
Rich said : Guest Report May 10, 2020 at 6:03 AM

My heart hurts for all the ones that are grieving. My prayers are with you all. Rick you can rest easy now and fly high.

  • McMinnville
  • TN
Alexa said : Guest Report May 09, 2020 at 11:51 AM

We are going to miss the one and only slick rick. The man that would do anything in his power to make us happy as a child. He would his his last to make sure you made it. His bark was louder than his bite but that man was my heart❤ I love you uncle Rick until we see you again

  • Cahokia
  • Illinois
Rikki Russell said : Guest Report May 09, 2020 at 11:46 AM

I love u dad and u will always be in my heart .I will keep your name alive rip.❤️

  • Centreville
  • Il
Julie Poston said : Guest Report May 09, 2020 at 7:40 AM

Emily, Tylor and Sam, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong, I am here if you need anything. Love you guys.

  • Troy
  • Il
Randi said : Guest Report May 08, 2020 at 11:14 AM

I miss you dad❤️

  • East st louis
  • Illinois
JAMES HUTCHISON said : Guest Report May 07, 2020 at 10:36 PM

Emily and family, we're very sorry about the loss of Richard. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Linda etling said : Guest Report May 07, 2020 at 6:47 PM

You all have been in our prayers since we heard. Remember his love and laughter then carry it on to others. Deepest sympathy from the Etlings.

  • Belleville
  • IL
David Corwin said : Guest Report May 07, 2020 at 6:13 PM

So sorry to hear you passed away. Life is hard sometimes.. it ends short at times without reason also. We used to run the streets on 4th,5th,6th in belleville....we all were Franklin Hooters together....Fly to the angels my friend(one of Rick's favorites) ?

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Scott & tammy said : Guest Report May 07, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Prayers for the family r i p my friend good guy Gone Too Soon

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tammy and Larry said : Guest Report May 07, 2020 at 4:31 PM

We are so sorry and will be praying for your family.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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