Official Obituary of

Mr. Acie Russell

January 15, 1925 ~ December 26, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Mr. Acie Russell Obituary

Acie Russell or affectionately known as Ace to some was born on January 15, 1925 in Shelby,
Mississippi to the union of Ingemor & Ethel Russell.
Acie confessed his hope in Christ at an early age as a Baptist and later converted to
Catholicism where he found a home & family. Acie was first a member of Our Lady of Lourdes
then Our Lady of Sorrows.
Acie was a hard working family man, business owner and Soldier. He met the love of his life,
Marjorie, in Chicago. He was very proud to be able to buy his building on South Kolin for his
family & a building on South Drake for his mother.
Acie enlisted in the Army at a young age in the Summer of 1942. Acie was Honorably
Discharged in November 1945. Acie was in the Battle of Normandy in Northern France. He was
an expert with a rifle. Acie earned various decorations & citations: 1 Service Stripe, 2 Service
Bars, American Campaign Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with
2 Bronze Stars. He was stationed at various locations throughout his military career & was a
proud World War II Veteran, the Greatest Generation.
Acie came to Chicago after leaving the Army to be with his mother and siblings. He enrolled at
Washburne Trade School where he learned graphing layout & electronics. He used these skills
to fix televisions/radios & work in the trade industries.
Acie was also a business owner. He owned several businesses at various points of time. The R
& S Food & Liquor store was located on Chicago Ave. He also owned a restaurant which was
located next door to the store. This is where he instilled a strong work ethic in his children.
Acie was a go-getter so retiring did not suit him very well. Therefore, after selling his businesses,
Acie drove a school bus for 18 years. This allowed him to travel to various locations within the
midwest including Chicago Bears games. He loved telling stories of scoring food from Tailgaters
at the games.
Acie was a strong willed and an amazing Patriarch. He could be tough when needed but mostly
he was caring & understanding. He had no problem helping others in need.
In Acie’s recent days he enjoyed quality time with Gail and Simon visiting the VA hospital,
speaking with other Veterans and car rides where he would let down the window and enjoy the
air. He enjoyed talking to his pet companions Rozey, his protector to whom he insisted on
calling Hoezey, Blondie, the baby of the bunch and Mariah, the cat that never caught a mouse.
Though driving was a thing of Acie’s past for many years he enjoyed taking his great
grandchildren for rides and shopping at Sam’s Club and Home Depot. He frequently visited his
granddaughter Marjorie where they would talk, laugh, eat and visit movie theaters. All of his
grandkids Terrell, Terran, Antonio, Marjorie and Simon know all too well about grandaddy and
the strap that he never used.
On Tuesday December 26th, our beloved Patriarch received his wings and made his transition

to glory.
Acie was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Russell; father, Ingemor Russell; mother, Ethel
Russell; three brothers, Willie, AD, Alex; two sisters, Annie Mae and Katie.
Acie leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter Gail Steel (Simon); one son, Acie Wayne
Russell (Lucy); five grandchildren, Marjorie, Simon and Antonio; Terran and Acie T; eleven
great grandchildren, Anaya and Sevyn; Alexandria, Simon D. and Trinity; Sema`j, Janiece
and Asia; Aniza and Ne’Zira;

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Funeral Mass
January 12, 2024

10:00 AM
Our Of Lady Of Sorrows
3121 w Jackson
chicago, IL 60612


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