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McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR

OBITUARY

Rebecca "Becca" Lee Russell

May 6, 1979August 20, 2019

Rebecca “Becca” Lee Russell, 40, of Greenwood, Arkansas left this earth on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Fort Smith. She was born May 6, 1979 in Abilene, Texas to John T. and Peggy Gerhardt. Becca was known for her fierce love of animals of all kind, and even a few people. From vibrant house mother to all of Greenwood, to passionate committee member and sponsor for Grateful Heads in Fort Smith, and all other roles in the story of her life, Becca was and always will be unapologetically Becca.

She is survived by her soulmate, husband, James Russell of Greenwood; her heart, son, Aniken Lewis, daughter, Trinity Lewis and son, Guy Russell of Greenwood; mother, Peggy Gerhardt of Greenwood; brother, John “JB” Gerhardt of Las Vegas, NV, sister, Mary Oliver of Greenwood, brother, Matthew Gerhardt of Kodaikanal, India, sister, Miki Gravely of San Antonio, TX; two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, eight nephews, five nieces, two great nieces, one great nephew and a large extended family; longtime friends, Lorra Taylor and Shawn and Michelle Beshears and countless other dear friends; her beloved dogs, Sister, Grace, Rabbit and Lucy and cat, Trouble. She was preceded in death by her father, John T. Gerhardt on March 22, 2019 and honorary daughter, Jaybrianna Avington on June 9, 2019, as well as numerous dogs, cats, possums, raccoons, fish, snakes, hamsters and one armadillo, 1979-2019.

A family led memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at First Free Will Baptist Church, 504 South Fowler Street, Greenwood, AR. A pot luck reception will follow at the same address. Cremation was under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Becca’s name to Kitties & Kanines at www.kittiesandkanines.com or at 479-430-4740. Move over, Noah.

  • FAMILY

  • Mrs. Russell is survived by her soulmate, husband, James Russell of Greenwood; her heart, son, Aniken Lewis, daughter, Trinity Lewis and son, Guy Russell of Greenwood; mother, Peggy Gerhardt of Greenwood; brother, John “JB” Gerhardt of Las Vegas, NV, sister, Mary Oliver of Greenwood, brother, Matthew Gerhardt of Kodaikanal, India, sister, Miki Gravely of San Antonio, TX; two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, eight nephews, five nieces, two great nieces, one great nephew and a large extended family; longtime friends, Lorra Taylor and Shawn and Michelle Beshears and countless other dear friends; her beloved dogs, Sister, Grace, Rabbit and Lucy and cat, Trouble.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 24, 2019

Memories

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Angela Gilley

August 24, 2019

I am still in shock, I don't know what happened but I know that I can't stop thinking about you. I was the one who took Aniken to Headstart every morning and pick him up. I kept Trinity at home with me because she was the baby. Becca worked every day and worked hard, all the time. I only regret not keeping in touch with her when we moved back to Arkansas. iI will always remember her and miss her. she was part of my family

Bettie Creel

August 22, 2019

You had such a beautiful soul. I loved you from the first minute I met you. Fly high with the angels my friend. You will be missed by many. I know you are in heaven and I will see you there.

theresa russell tibado

August 22, 2019

you were a unique woman I am proud that you are my niece and that I was able to be in your life I love you see you later beautiful

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY