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Russell McClelland

Russell Albert McClelland

Wednesday, April 13th, 1977 - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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Russell was born in Statesville NC on April 13, 1977 to Patricia Diane McClelland and Albert Dean McClelland. He was born premature and came into this world early, He tragically departed this world way too soon on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Russell’s pride and joy was his daughter, River. His wife, Syretta, was a close second. He was definitely all about his family and was happiest when he was in the midst of a family gathering. He would always say that he got that trait from his Papa.

Russell was the life of every party, and his smile was infectious. To know him was to love him. Russell didn’t meet a stranger, and his inviting spirit put everyone at ease.

He was a self proclaimed grill master and welcomed a cook off for any one that wpuld dare to test his skills. Again, a trait that Russell said he got from his Papa.

During football season, Russell was able to combine his love of family with his llove of football.. Carolina Panthers was his team, and if Russell wasn’t at the game, he wanted to be somewhere around the stadium tailgating. Russell’s tailgating parties were a family affair. He would be up at the crack of dawn to make sure that he got the best tailgating location.

Russell accomplished anything that he set mind on. From finishing school, to opening a business, to learning to landscape, or fixing the kitchen sink. Russell did what needed to be done and didn’t complain.

Russell is survived by his wife of 25 years, Syretta, his daughter, River, his mother and father, Patricia and Albert, mother-in-law, Pansy, grandmother, Beatrice, 2 brothers, Rufus and Tyrell, 2 sisters, Kimberly and Rena, brother-in-law, Shawn, sister-in-law, Kizzy, 7 nieces, Destiny, Kortney, Raven, Amber, Rue, Diorah, and Chloe, 3 nephews, Malik, Skye, and Divine, aunt, Rhon, 2 uncles, Ricky and Dennis, and cousins and many friends.


He is preceded in death by his papa, Rondal, 3 aunts, Carol, Sharon, Sherry, cousin, Nikki, and nephew, Dakai.

Russell, we already miss you terribly..

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, July 24, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home.
Elder Tim Dalton will officiate and Bishop Terry Dalton will eulogize. Musical selections will be provided by Keith Holland.
Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. McClelland at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Russell McClelland.
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Melissa Dulin

Posted at 06:02pm
Heartfelt condolences to the family of Russell A. McClelland. I remember him as a child when he and my son, Alan, played together. I have known his mother, Diane, for years, and want her to know that she and her family are in my thoughts and prayers and that my heart is heavy over Russell’s untimely passing. May precious memories and the steadfast and eternal love of The Heavenly Father be your comfort and solace.
Melissa Dulin and son, Alan Dulin
Winston-Salem, N.C. and Advance, N.C., respectively

Ann Shirley

Posted at 02:26pm
I can't remember seeing Russell without a smile on his face. His family was his pride and joy, and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and continued prayers are with all of you.

Ann Shirley
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Kizzy Skye and Divine

Posted at 01:20pm
Were sure going to miss Russell! No amount of words can express just how much. Skye Divine and I will cherish the wonderful memories.
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Veronica Louise Brown

Posted at 03:34am
To Kim And Family, We Are Truly, Sorry, For Your Loss! Praying, For Your Family's Comfort. Keisha, Veronica And Rochelle Brown
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The Family of Ernestine Grant

Posted at 09:45pm
To The Family of Russell McClelland,
We are still in shock of the passing of Russell. We send our deepest condolences and pray for each family member during this time.
May your fondest memories of Russell live on forever in your hearts. Much love to each of you!
The Family of Ernestine Grant
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