LEON RUSSELL TULSA MONUMENT FUND
COMMITTEE RAISING FUNDS TO BUILD GRANITE MONUMENT & FINAL RESTING PLACE HONORING ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER LEON RUSSELL.
A committee has been raising money to build a planned permanent monument to honor Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell at the historic Memorial Park Cemetery. located in Russell's former hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Russell passed away at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on November 13, 2016. Our goal is to raise a total of $42,000 to cover the cost of the estate plot and construction of the granite monument, as well as associated improvements. As of 10/1/17, we have already raised just over $20,000 with various fundraisers and donations paid directly to Memorial Park Cemetery. In order to raise the profile of the project and make it as easy as possible to donate, the Committee has decided to start a GoFundMe page for the final $22,000.
The monument is designed around a grand piano in black granite to highlight the engraving of Leon's portrait, name and dates. There will be two matching curved black granite benches for visitors to the estate that will also compliment the upright monument. The placement of the monument and benches will allow for a walkway to provide a safe and easy access to visitors to pay their respects while visiting the memorial. The landscaping will be an assortment of evergreen and flowering shrubs to beautify the location.
The monument will be located on an undeveloped area adjacent to the large serene lake, near the extensive stoneworks ruins and in the proximity to the gravesites of legendary Tulsa personalities Bob Wills, and Reverend Billy Joe Daugherty.
While this will initially be a memorial to Leon Russell, his cremains will be interred at the memorial at a future date.
On behalf of the family of Leon Russell, as well as our Committee, I'd like to thank you for your consideration in helping us to have a permanent remembrance and final resting place for our cherished Leon.
LEON RUSSELL MONUMENT COMMITTEE
Thanks again to all who donated and spread the word!!!