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Ms. Tonya Alania Russell
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

Ms. Tonya Alania Russell was born Nov. 8, 1970, in Covington to the late Ms. Jennie Mae Russell.

She departed this life on June 15, 2019, with her family by her side. In her later years, she became a member of Church at Conyers Christian Ministries. She worked as a babysitter for the family.

She leaves to cherish her memory, five children; Mr. McGarrett Russell, Mr. Darrell Russell, Ms. Crystal Russell, Mr. Cordell Russell and Ms. Candice Smith, all of Covington, Georgia. She had six grandchildren that will miss her dearly; Antonio Hardeman, A’Jah Hardeman, Cedarrian Russell, Cealan Russell, McGarrett Russell, Jr. and Arquon Thomas. six siblings; Mr. & Mrs. Michael (Linnette) Russell, Mr.  Joe Russell, Mr. & Mrs. Timothy (Mary Ann) Russell, Mr. & Mrs. Curtis (Tarsha) Russell, Ms. Marlena Russell and Mr. & Mrs. Renzo (Curstina) Russell and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, June 22 at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, 4606 Springfield Drive, Newborn, GA 30056, with the Rev. Jerry Stokes and Minister Charlie Stanford officiating. 

The family acknowledges the expressions of sympathy showed to us in so many ways. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and thank you most sincerely. We will always remember you. May God continue to bless and strengthen each of you.