Russell, Joseph Jennings
Birth: Tuesday, September 24, 1957 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Valley Lee, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the age of 58
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in the St. George’s Catholic Cemetery, Valley Lee, Maryland
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Joseph Jennings Russell "Jay" 58, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on May 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. Born on September 24, 1957 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Mary Gertrude Russell and William Francis Russell.

Jay was the loving husband of Mary Jean Russell, whom he married on May 21, 1977 in St. George Episcopal Church Valley Lee, MD.

Jay is survived by his son Michael Paul Russell of Valley Lee, MD, and granddaughter Olivia Russell. Siblings; Ann Tameris of Fort Washington, MD, and Bobby Russell of Hollywood, MD. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Brenda Decker, Jean Russell, and Donna Langley.

Jay was a lifelong St. Mary's County, MD resident. He graduated from Great Mills High School and worked as a Screed Operator for Great Mills Trading Post for 15 years, retiring in August, 2014.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5:00PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Father Paul Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in St. George's Catholic Cemetery Valley Lee, MD.

Pallbearers will be; Tim Tameris, Ronnie Tameris, Richie Tameris, Charles Langley, III, Ryan Carter, and Billy Joe Russell. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's Leonardtown, MD and 2nd. District Vol. Fire Department or Rescue Squad Valley Lee, MD. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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