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Megan Shavonne Russaw

September 27, 1999 ~ April 23, 2020 (age 20)

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Obituary

Southern Memorial Funeral Home sadly announces the passing of Ms. Meagan Shavonne Russaw 20, of Clayton Alabama. Services are entrusted to. Southern Memorial. The One's Who Truly Care! When Only The Best Will Do. We ask that you please keep the Russaw family in your prayers as they travel through this difficult journey.

Megan S. Russaw was born September 27, 1999 to April Mitchell and Claude Russaw, Jr. Megan passed away peace-fully on April 23, 2020 at Children’s Hospital where she was surrounded and comforted by her loving family.

Throughout school Megan was an outstanding scholar and excelled in every subject. She attended Barbour County High School where she graduated as Salutatorian of her 2018 class.

Megan had big dreams and an array of aspirations for herself. One of those was to be a nurse. Megan had a caring heart and the will and determination to help others which is why she wanted to become a nurse. After high school, Megan attended Wallace Community College taking general studies and planned to transfer to Troy University to major in Nurs-ing. She brought love and an unstoppable amount of happi-ness to everyone she met, along with that contagious laugh and big smile that would brighten any room.

Megan loved so many and was loved by many more. Megan had an unbreakable bond with her twin sister, Morgan Russaw. They would argue one minute and be back talking the next. Megan loved her sister , Claudasia Russaw. They al-ways made plans of things to do together. The love Megan had for her brother, Claudarius Russaw was undeniable , she was his "Meg" and he was her baby. Megan was definitely a mama’s girl. She was her mom’s twin. Megan loved her dad and he was her protector. She will always be his " Big Meg".

Megan leaves to cherish her memory: her parents, April Mitchell and Claude Russaw, Jr.; her sisters, Morgan Russaw and Claudasia Russaw; one brother, Claudarius Russaw; her grandmothers, Denise Mitchell and Jewel Whigham; her aunts, Jennifer Mitchell, Johnnie McCray, Sha-ron McCray, Charlene McCray, Latisha Russaw and Kirsten Whigham; her uncles, Johnny McCray and Michael Russaw and a host of great aunts, great uncles and cousins.

Musical Prelude ……………………………..……..... Musician

Processional ………………………………. Clergy and Family

Selection …………………………………….…..Sis. Pearl Reed

Prayer ………………………….………….. Rev. W.C. Simmon

Scripture Reading …………...………. Rev. Larry Thompkins

Old Testament

New Testament

Selection ………………………….…………….. Sis. Pearl Reed

Words of Reflection …………………... Sis. Jennifer Mitchell

Acknowledgements …………………. Southern Memorial FH

Reading of Obituary …..…….………………… Silent Reading

Selection ……………………………..………….. Sis. Pearl Reed

Eulogy ………………..…………...……. Rev. Ralph McKinnon

Recessional ………..…….. Southern Memorial Funeral Home

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard his call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work, to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way.

I’ve found peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.

Ah yes, these things I too will miss,

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I savoured much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen t now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 2, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery
Co Rd 27
Louisville, AL 36048

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 2, 2020

11:00 AM
Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery
Co Rd 27
Louisville, AL 36048

Committal
Saturday
May 2, 2020

12:00 PM
Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery
Co Rd 27
Louisville, AL 36048

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