Jay Steven Russell -A Few Things You Need To Know
Born Friday February 13,1987 at 13:31 a leap year in Inglewood California’s Centinela Hospital. He graduated from Northview High School in Duluth, Georgia May 2005 where he played Varsity football and was sought after by 37 colleges and universities including Princeton. Jay chose NOT to play football and in December of 2009 he obtained a dual degree in Politics and Sociology from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia where he ran cross-country track. He worked for the U.S Department of the Treasury as a Tax Examiner. On Sunday January 14, 2018 at 03:19 he departed this life in a way you would hope to, he was with the love of his life and he quietly slipped away without pain. He was healthy, athletic, and happy; his big strong heart simply stopped beating. We are told sometimes that just happens.
Jay was a good person who loved Jessica Howard, his family, and his friends.
Jay was right-handed.
Jay’s favorite color was yellow.
Jay wore a size 13 shoe.
Jay’s favorite bird was a crow.
Jay loved cold weather.
Jay loved to cook.
Jay had beautiful teeth.
Jay was a kind soul.
Jay was thoughtful.
Jay had a pet cat, her name is Kitt.
Jay’s favorite dog was a Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Jay was loved by his family and friends.
Jay loved and respected animals.
Jay also loved the Arts, the environment, and Circa Survive.
Jay was a writer and a critic; he had a lot to share for his short years on this Earth.
Jay was bigger than life in stature and presence.
Left to carry his memory in their hearts are his immediate family; father and mother Wes and Eileen; his big brother Carlton; his sister-in-law Destini; his niece Addison; his nephew Kai; aunts and uncles by blood and contact notably Anna of Las Vegas and Arthur and Al of Los Angeles, “Aunties” Kim and Denise; His lady, his love Jessica Howard; his “grandmother” Momma Daisy and his godmother Yvette. Additionally his cousins, a hosts of “other” family members, friends, colleagues and co-workers. Too many names to list.
If you look too closely at a star it’s beauty can blind you, Jay’s light will FOREVER shine within us.