April 8 2020
SFC Russell Augustine departed this life on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at the VA Hospital in New Orleans, LA due to COVID-19 crisis. He was the son of the late Gustav Augustine and Elizabeth Bazley Harris. Grandson to the late Henderson Bazley, Sr. and Elenora Morris Bazley. He was the beloved husband of Cleo Smith Augustine for 53 years. Devoted father of Raquel Montrice, Russell Miguel Augustine and Debbie Williams Jospeh; grandfather of his only grandson Antonio Shedrick Minor. Brother of Bobby West, Kevin Harris, Sr. (Louise), Elouise Williams, and Curvis Augustine (Patsy). Nephew of Sidney Bazley and Alex Bazley (Elizabeth) of Los Angeles, CA, the late Henderson Bazley, Jr., Marie Bazley Smith, and Elveria Bazley Lewis. Russell is survived by two sisters-in-law Glenda Smith Nash and Dianne Smith; one brother-in-law Johnay Nash, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Russell was a lifelong member of Asbury United Methodist Church. He graduated from L.B. Landry Jr. /Sr. High School class of 1959. Russell joined the United States Navy where he retired from the United States Army Reserve 377 TAACOM and the Naval Support Activity, New Orleans, LA. Russell was a life member of DAV and the American Legion Post 500. Relatives and friends of the family, the family is hosting a celebration of life memorial for Mr. Augustine at Asbury United Methodist Church, 2725 Ernest St., New Orleans, LA 70131 on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 am. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ask those who are attending to wear a mask at all times and adhere to the social distancing guidelines. Interment: Westlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, share memories and condolences for the family. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Russell Augustine please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Russell Augustine April 8 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Gretna, state: Louisiana