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Carlton Benjamin Russell Jr.

December 16, 1949 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Carlton Russell Jr. Obituary

Carlton Benjamin Russell Jr. was born on December 16, 1949, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the firstborn to Luella Allen and Carlton B. Russell Sr. Both his parents and one brother, Keith Douglas Russell, preceded him in death.  Carlton was known to some as “Chipper” and to others as “CB.” 
 
Carlton attended Sumit Elementary School and Walter Bishop High School. In Bishop High School, he played on the State Champion Football Team. Then he went on to Central High School where he played Varsity football, basketball, and wrestling and ran track. He was also senior class president. 
 
Carlton accepted Christ as his personal Savior under the ministry of Evangelist Henry McRae from High Point, North Carolina, during a revival at Beacon Avenue Church of God under the leadership of Elder Earl Bright Sr. He was baptized at 1st Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, IL by Pastor James Thomas. 
 
Carlton had an extensive job career: he worked for the New England Telephone Company, The Department of Environmental Management, the Ceta Corporation, and the Department of Corrections, “ACI.”  He joined the United States Marine Corps, where he was stationed on the USS John F. Kennedy Ship.  What an experience! He traveled three-quarters around the world!  
 
Thirty-two years ago, Carlton met and married the “apple of his eye,” Lawanda Rambo, or as he affectionately called her, “L J.”  
 
Carlton loved to debate about everything with his favorite nephew, “Gimp.” He would even provide back-up for his arguments.  
 
 After a long illness, on December 18, 2023, at 3:00 AM, Carlton took his final walk to Christ. 
 
He leaves fond memories to: His loving wife, LaWanda; his daughters, Carla (Bryan), Dara (Sonny); his sons, Carlton B. III and  Anthony; A niece, Stephanie Marie; His Goddaughter, Laela; Five grandsons, Four granddaughters, Two great granddaughters,  Four Lifetime Brothers: Robert (Laverne) of Philadelphia, PA, Douglas, Gene (Rain), and Al (Lisa),and dear friend, Richard Garrett, all od Providence, and a host of family, friends and neighbors.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bright Funeral Home
290 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Bright Funeral Home
290 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
January 9, 2024

Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery
301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

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