Juanita Russell

Juanita Russell (Santana)

Saturday, June 24th, 1939 - Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Juanita Russell, age 79 of Chesterfield, NJ went home to be with the Lord December 17, 2018.

She was born June 24, 1939 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Ramon Santana and step mother Delia Santana. Juanita was the beloved and most cherished wife for more than 55 years of LtCol, USAF (Ret) Raymond B. Russell, Jr., and the treasured loved mother to son Raymond S. Russell and his wife Elizabeth and her daughter Lillian F. Robertson and her husband Darryl. She is also survived by sisters, Milagros Muniz and Rafela Guasp, brothers Jose“Papo” Santana and Jose “Monchito” Santana.

Juanita served the country for a combined 70 years with a military father and wife of a military husband at many locations throughout the US and overseas. She devotedly served 22 years in the McGuire AFB, NJ Thrift Shop with several years as the Chairwoman Manager. She had a generous heart and enjoyed helping military families. She was an avid reader, a gourmet cook unsurpassed in Puerto Rican cuisine. She will be sorely missed, never forgotten and cherished in memory with love forever.

A visitation will be held on Friday, December 28th from 8:00 to 9:00 AM immediately followed by the funeral service, both at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road, Mount Laurel, NJ. She will be laid to rest with a predeceased infant son in Beverly National Cemetery, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Juanita’s name may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be shared at Mount Laurel Home for
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 8:00am - 9:00am
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
    Mount Laurel Home for Funerals
    212 Ark Road
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 9:00am
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 9:00am
    Mount Laurel Home for Funerals
    212 Ark Road
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 10:30am
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 10:30am
    Beverly National Cemetery
    916 Bridgeboro Road
    Beverly, NJ 08010
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Posted at 01:17pm
Please accept my deepest condolences to your family. I would like to offer encouragement to your family for the loss of your loved one. The Bible offers immense comfort and many wonderful promises from God foretelling an end to our enemy death. The scriptures at Isaiah 25:8 says, “He will swallow up death forever…”. Also at Revelation 21:4 it says, “And He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please read these verses in your Bible and feel free to find additional comforting scriptures at


Julie Crawford

Posted at 02:12pm
Dear Ray,
My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Julie Crawford

MSgt (Ret) USAF, & Mrs Carl S. MacLeod

Posted at 09:31pm
Dear Colonel Russell & family: Those we love dont go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Patty Gemberling

Posted at 07:40pm
We are so sorry for your loss, Butch. You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless you all. Love Jim, Patty and the entire Gemberling family.


Posted at 07:20pm
Mr. Russell and family
Mr. Russell,
My condolences to you and your family, at this difficult time.
From Rednor - Risi

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