Josephine Bonney Russell

Obituary of Josephine Bonney Russell

ADRIAN-Josephine Lee Bonney Russell, age 76, of Adrian died May 17, 2017, at University of Michigan Hospital. She was born December 7, 1940, in Paris, Louisiana to Calvin and Pearline (Bailey) Lee.  She was married to Wess Bonney, Sr, in November 1956, in Greenville, Mississippi.  He preceded her in death in 2009.  She was married to Larry Russell on February 26, 2008.  He preceded her in death on May 10, 2008.  Josephine had been employed by Wal Mart.  She was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Josephine is survived by her children, Wess Bonney, Jr., Patrick Bonney, Ashley Tenzy, Mary Pearl Bonney and Shirley Buie all of Adrian, MI,  Perrie Dunigan and Laura Green of Houston, TX, Annie Bonney Thomas, Virginia Bonney-Treder, Viola Tenzy, Yolonda Fay Tenzy and Sheronda Tenzy all of Taylor, MI,  Elizabeth Smith of Greenville, MS, Patricia Linley of Rollingfork, MS and Dorothy Bonney of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Dennis Lee of Saginaw and Clarke Lee of Sylvania, Ohio; a sister, Ethel Harris of Greenville, Mississippi; 37 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her first husband, Wess Bonney and her second husband, Larry Russell, she was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, a son, two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ Temple Church, Adrian with Pastor Russell Henagan officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian.  Visitation will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 12:00 – 2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Baptist Church.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian