Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel

2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville, IN


Michele Darice Russell

January 25, 1961September 10, 2020
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Michele Darice Russell, 59, of Evansville, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at her home. She was born on January 25, 1961, in Evansville, Indiana.

From the moment Michele and her husband, Broc first met, they were inseparable for 42 years. Michele was a very caring and giving person and always had a wonderful smile. She never met a stranger and was loved by many. She dearly loved her grandkids and was known by them as “Meme.” Michele loved her fur babies, Debo and Chino. She is preceded in death by an infant son, Michael; father, William Gilbert; and brother, Ramon Gilbert.

Michele is survived by her husband of 42 years, Broc G. Russell; daughters, Keesha McAlpine and Kassandra Daniels (Jake); grandchildren, Giovanna McAlpine, Hubert McAlpine III, and Makayla Davison; mother, Vera Gilbert; siblings, Frauncelle Gilbert, Jolita Fields (Eric), William Gilbert (Renota), Martina Roy (David), Patrecea Hendrix, Peter Gilbert, Vera Gilbert, Charles Gilbert, and Bruce Gilbert; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Private Celebration of Life will be held, officiated by Fr. Ted Tempel.

Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI Evansville-National Awareness Mental Illness. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.


  • Broc G. Russell, Husband of 42 years,
  • Keesha McAlpine, Daughter
  • Kassandra Daniels (Jake), Daughter
  • Giovanna McAlpine, Grandchild
  • Hubert McAlpine III, Grandchild
  • Makayla Davison, Grandchild
  • Vera Gilbert, Mother
  • Frauncelle Gilbert, Sibling
  • Jolita Fields (Eric), Sibling
  • William Gilbert (Renota), Sibling
  • Martina Roy (David), Sibling
  • Patrecea Hendrix, Sibling
  • Peter Gilbert, Sibling
  • Vera Gilbert, Sibling
  • Charles Gilbert, Sibling
  • Bruce Gilbert, Sibling
  • Mrs. Russell also leaves behind a host of nieces,nephews, cousins and friends to cherish her memory.

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  • A Private Celebration of Life will be held.


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Bob&Jane Davidson

September 18, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Vera, & Charlie & Bruce, & all on the
passing of your daughter/sister.
May she rest in peace. And may God bless and guide you through this difficult time and always. We hope that each of you are doing well. Blessings.

Jared Beard

September 17, 2020

Michele, I have been torn up about this news of your passing. You were always extremely kind to me and helped me when I was experiencing some of the worst times of my earthly existence. I know you are among the angels though and that we will meet again one day Stranger. Sincerely, Jared

Bobbi Miller

September 15, 2020

Broc, Keesha, Kassandra, Vera and family I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Leonard Adams

September 15, 2020

Words cannot express the sorrow felt by the Gilbert Family at this time. We can only offer our prayers and condolences and remember the good times May her soul rest in peace! Vaya con Dios, mi amigo. PAX TECUM, Michele. Larry and Carolyn Adams

Cathy Funkhouser

September 15, 2020

Dear Vera and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your faith give you peace.
Eternal rest grant unto Michele, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all our dearly departed, thru the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen.

Joshua Smith

September 15, 2020

I am at a loss for words. I know there is nothing for me to say that will make the loss of Kassandra, Keesha, and Brock any easier but know that I am sending you my love and support. While Michele is no longer physically with us, her spirit is always around us. My deepest condolences.

Michelle Edwards

September 14, 2020

I’m blessed to have reconnected with Michele after many years. As young women we would talk for hours, mostly she spoke of her love for Broc and our hopes for the future. She loved family and God.

Rhonda Schmidt

September 14, 2020

Missing you already girlfriend. We been friends since we were 16. So we have been thru many years. When I heard you passed, I cried my eyes out. Now I don't have you to chat with. And have our girl talk. I do have my daughter who I named after you. You will be deeply missed lady. Love you always. You& I will see each other again someday.

Kassandra Daniels

September 14, 2020

Mom ill never forget all the special times we had together especially when we brought our Chino with us. He couldnt make up his mind whos shoulder he wanted to sit on. Right now me & Chino are sitting on the couch crying and hes licking all over me licking my face. He hasnt been the same. You can tell just looking in his eyes something is wrong. I would do anything in the world to have you back just for 1 more day. I love you momma you will be truly missed love forever Your youngest Kassandra

Danny Wharton

September 14, 2020

I can still remember sitting out front of our houses in the summers talking all night long and listening to the radio or the concerts at Mesker
You will be missed Rest In Peace and tell Ramon
He best friend still thinks about him
You will be missed my friend


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