Alfredia Yvette Russ-Durant departed this life on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at home. Alfredia was born July 19, 1963 to the late Merrill Russ and Naomi Campbell. She was the youngest of 16 children.
She graduated from James H. Groves High School. Alfredia received an Associate Degree from Delaware Technical Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Wilmington University.
Fredia was an active member of True Life Ministries International, Inc. and served as part of the Apostolic Team and many other ministries. She loved the Lord and always enjoyed a good church service.
She was employed by the State of Delaware for many years. She was a foster parent for Pressley Ridge and later retired from Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing.
Fredia married David Durant, Jr. on December 5, 1998 and from this union they were blessed with one daughter, Bree Russ Durant.
Fredia enjoyed traveling, eating out, shopping and spending time with family and friends. She was admired for her generosity, welcoming spirit and wisdom. She loved a good laugh and would give the clothes off her back or last dime to anyone in need. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Alfredia was preceded in death by her parents, Merrill Russ and Naomi Campbell, mother and father-in-law Marian Thelma Durant and David Durant, Sr., two daughters, Shantrell Russ and Desiree Ingram, five sisters, Judy Dromgoole, Doris Campbell, Valerie Russ, Gail Russ, and Gaye Russ, and one brother Mark Russ.
Alfredia leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, David Durant, Jr. of Frederica, DE; three sons, Quinton Russ, Norman Fisher (both of Dover) , and Allan Trice of Felton, DE; two daughters Bree Durant (Isaac Johnson) of Frederica, DE and Yolanda Gilmore (Rachel) of Dover, DE; five granddaughters, f ive grandsons, and six great grandchildren, one godson, Darnell, Jackson, Jr.; seven sisters, Joelina and Matrethia Campbell of Milford, DE, Diane Thompson (Wendell) of Willingboro, NJ, Lorraine Russ of Smyrna, DE, Bernice Russ of Fayetteville, NC, Denise Russ of Houston, DE, and Jacqueline Russ of Frederica, DE; two brothers, Sylvester Campbell (Linda) of Milton, DE and Charles Russ, Dover, DE ; Sister-in-law Harriet Durant, Dover, DE; brothers-in-law, Charles Williams (Kim), Dover, DE, and Glenn Dromgoole of Gland, TX; special friends Marneeta Akins and Eval Cola, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
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