Funeral Expenses and Support

Life is precious and too short, so it is with a heavy heart I am here to reach out to you all. Early Sunday morning my soon to be Mother in Law, Kelly Russell, lost her youngest son, James, to addiction. Words cannot begin to express the pain this family is going through with this tragedy. A parent should never have to prepare for their child’s death and the heartbreak that goes along with it. 

As you can imagine, a parent is not prepared for the financial burden this will now cause. We will do everything we can as a family to help make this tragedy easier, unfortunately it’s not going to be enough to cover everything associated with funeral expenses and what all comes along with it. 

We have come here to reach out for love and support. We are looking to raise as much as we can to avoid any more stress during this time. No matter how big, or how small, your donation is, it is greatly appreciated. If you’re unable to donate, that is perfectly ok, just please keep the family in your prayers. We appreciate everyone that has reached out already and the amount of love shown so far is overwhelming. 


For anyone that knows a person struggling with addiction of any kind, as a family, we ask you to take the first step in getting them help. It’s never too late to take that first step and could be the step that saves a life. Please take note of the numbers and website below.


SAMHSA’s National Helpline


Please share and we thank you for all your help and donations.

We love you James!
You will be missed, and know you were, and forever will be, very loved. 

God Bless!

    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Linda Paulette Lakin 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Shamika Brooks 
    • $25 
    • 50 mos
  • Ann O'Connor 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Kathy Avery 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lee Harvey 
Rock Hill, SC
Linda Masten 
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