Obituary of Russell Givens
Russell Givens, Sr. was the youngest of nine children, he was born on January 2, 1931 to the parents of A.B. and Carrie Givens, in Yard Texas. He received his early education from the school district of Palestine, Texas.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking. Russell accepted Christ at an early age. He moved to California with his wife and children in 1967. He started his career in the tasty world of culinary. Later he joined the United Parcel Services (UPS) as a Maintenance Manager for over 30 years of service until he retired.
He taught himself how to play the piano and started a gospel group at his church where he was a member of Saint Rest Baptist church in Los Angeles, California. He truly loved the Lord. He was preceded in death by his son, Russell Givens, Jr; his parents; four brothers and three sisters.
Those left to cherish his memories; his beautiful wife Joyce Crowley Givens of Dallas Texas; two daughters Carolyn Michelle Givens of Fort Worth, Texas; Eleanor Leatrice Givens of Cedar Hill, Texas; son Chris Givens of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren Ro chelle Givens of Moreno Valley, California, Jennifer Givens of Spain, Tyese Givens of Las Vegas, Nevada, Victor Brown of Hawthorne, California; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, and other relatives and friends
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