1950 Ernest 2021

Ernest Russell

August 9, 1950 — November 24, 2021

Ernest Oliver Russell of Easton, MD departed this life on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Easton Memorial Hospital, Easton, MD.

Ernest was born in Easton, MD on August 9, 1950 to the late James and Lottie Russell. He was raised in Newark, New Jersey by the late Ira and Mary Elizabeth Boulware of Newark, New Jersey. He was educated in the public schools in Newark, New Jersey. Ernest began his professional career in 1991 as a Substance Abuse Counselor. He went on to receive his certification as a Professional Counselor and Therapist for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In the year of 1993. Ernest received many awards and accolades in the addition field during this time. Ernest has helped, guide and direct many people until he retired in the year 2019. He also worked at Walmart for 22 yrs until his death.

Ernest was known for his smile. He would help anyone that he could. He never complained about anything, even his sickness. You could ask him “How you doing?” and he would say “I’m okay.” He loved the Dallas Cowboys.

Preceding in death by his parents James A. Russell, Sr. Lottie Russell, Ira Boulware and Mary Elizabeth Boulware. One brother, Lord Scott C. Shelton; Step Son, Eric Dixon, Jr.; Nephew, Darnell Trippe and three great nephews, Marquell Boulware, Jahid Devlinard and Ricky Teagle.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Russell of 22 years; one son, Nicholas Curtis (Frederick, MD); a special grandson he raised as his son, Eric Dixon, Jr. (Dover, DE); two step daughters Ericka (Colton) Dixon and Shelly Dixon both of Dover, DE; three brothers, James A. Russell Jr (Easton, MD), Robert (Chip) Lewis (Felicia) (Wilmington, DE), Dwight (Ricky) Lewis (Lisa) (Smyrna, DE); nine sisters, twin sister Ernestine Russell (Newark, NJ), Margaret Lewis (Easton, MD) , sister Loretha Collins (Easton, MD), Elizabeth Thomas (Chester) (Easton, MD), Christine Dotson (Hurlock, MD), Joyce Ross (Cambridge, MD) Sha’Ron Kellum (Cambridge, MD) and Sylvia Smith (Denton, MD); two aunts, Thelma Lewis and Doris Russum both of Wilmington, DE; one uncle, Norman Smith (Marcia) (Easton, MD); a godson Julian Morris and a goddaughter Chee Brown; four brother -in- laws, Russell Adams (Betty) (Temple Hill, MD) Preston Adams (Diane) (Washington, DC), Robert Adams (Judy) (Sag Harbor, NY) and Clinton Adams (Detroit, MI); two sister- in – laws, Barbara Sanders (Washington, DC) and Marian Carter, (Baltimore, MD); a special friend that’s like a brother to him, William Thornton and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

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