November 19, 2021
Norma "Jean" Russell of Houston, Texas was born Norma Jane Ramsey to Clyde and Elsie Roe Ramsey in Thornton, Texas. She was raised in Louise, Texas where she left home at an early age and legally changed her middle name to Jean. Jean was called home to be with her Lord on Friday, November 19, 2021 at HCA Kingwood Hospital, Kingwood, Tx. She is survived by her daughter, Glenda Hicks and husband, Sherman, of Crosby, TX., her son Ronald Russell, Jr. and wife, Annie, of Pasadena, TX., her sister Delois "Darlene" Middlebrooks and husband, Joe, of Bradley, Ar., her brother Alfred A. Ramsey and wife, Norma Jean, of McAllen, Tx., and her only grandson, Brett Hicks of Crosby, Tx. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Elsie Ramsey of Center, Tx., 3 brothers, Barton Ramsey of Cranesville, Pa., Milton Ramsey of Center, Tx., and Larry Ramsey of Houston, Tx., and her son Michael O'Neill of Houston, Tx. The name of Jean Russell is well-known throughout the state of Texas and beyond as that "feisty little Redheaded Singer", ministering all over the Texas Prison System. She was a Professional Singer with a Country Gospel Style, who the Lord had called and anointed to do prison ministry. Jean was an ordained minister out of Elim Church and the founder and director of "The Answer" Prison Ministry traveling to over 75 units within Texas. When Jesus first called her to ministry, she had ask the Lord to give her the ones that nobody else wanted and for over 33 years she has faithfully served Him by recruiting, training and driving teams of volunteers to services for the incarcerated. It was her life's passion to sing and encourage the Body of Christ who are behind bars, to spread the "Good News" of Jesus Christ, and she did just that up until her last service on July 4th Independence Day! Jean has fought the good fight, she has finished her race. Many must have lined the streets of gold to say Thank You as Jean Russell was ushered into her rest.
Norma "Jean" Russell of Houston, Texas was born Norma Jane Ramsey to Clyde and Elsie Roe Ramsey in Thornton, Texas. She was raised in Louise, Texas where she left home at an early age and legally changed her middle name to Jean. Jean was called... View Obituary & Service Information
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