Vera LaRein Russell was born October 9, 1933 to Earl and Ada Wilson. She was the 5th and final child they had together (Earline, Eugene, Norman, and Virginia)
She attended schools in the Philadelphia School District and graduated from Bok Vocational and Technical School in 1951.
She met Joseph Russell through mutual friends at a Party in 1953. A Courtship soon started and they were married September 10, 1955 at St. Charles Church. They were married until February 2, 2021, when Joseph passed away.
Vera started her career at Veteran Affairs in January 1952 in the Stenography Pool and rose to the position of Guardianship Analyst. She accumulated many awards and accommodations for her excellent work. She retired from Veteran Affairs in April 1986.
She is survived by her Son David Russell born (1965) Daughter In Law SanRose Russell and Nieces Germaine Bradley and Sheila Wilson, Grandchildren Brandon and Asia, Play Son Courtney Ramsey and Sister in Law Ruth Henry. She is the Godmother to Niece Linda Tinsley Page and Nephew James Jimmerson. She is the Great Aunt to Tamiko. Patrice, and Davaughn and many others. Her closest friends include Bernice Hopkins, Anita Robinson, and Jeanine LaRue Frisby among many others.
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