Family and friends near and far loved Russell dearly, but God loved him more.
With His infinite wisdom and divine love, He took Russell home to be with Him.
Russell Jay Brabham affectionately known as “Russ Love “and “Lollipop” was
born in New York City on November 26, 1954, to the late Charles Brabham, and
Margaret Brabham. Russell and his family migrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shortly
after his birth. He was preceded in death by his siblings Carl and Ralph.
Russell completed his formal education in the Philadelphia Public School System. Upon
the completion of his high school training program, Russell worked in the food service
industry for over twenty years. Throughout his life, Russell proved to be hardworking,
dependable, and easy-going.
Russell loved music and dancing. He especially enjoyed attending concerts at the Robin
Hood Dell East during the summer with his sister Charlene. Russell was a football
fanatic; the Pittsburgh Steelers were his favorite team. During the pandemic, Russell fell
in love with the Los Angeles Lakers and admired LeBron James for his skills on the court.
Russell joined Harold O. Davis Memorial Baptist, UCC now known as House of Faith
Baptist Church, UCC under the pastorate of the late Bishop Kermit L. Newkirk, Jr. He
faithfully served as an usher for eleven years and sang on the choir. Russell also worked
diligently worked as a volunteer janitor at the church. He was truly blessed with a heart
for helping and congeniality.
Russell leaves to cherish and honor his memory: his mother Margaret, his sister
minister Charlene, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Lovingly Submitted, The Family
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