Raylene Russell Lavender, age 78, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by all 6 of her children by her side. She is now reunited with her daddy, Cyrus Russell and her Grandbaby, Austin Lavender. Our family will miss her dearly and her passing will leave a huge hole in our hearts.
Our dear sweet Mother loved truly and unconditionally, and her children and Grandchildren were her whole world. She protected her children without them even knowing they needed protecting.
Our Mother was our Selfless, Faithful, Steadfast, and Spiritual warrior! She was a perfect example of Christ-like love and enduring to the end.
Our most loving Mother was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints and served and magnified her callings endlessly.
Our Precious Mother used her talents to make beautiful cards to send notes of encouragement to those who were sick, had birthdays, or cards of sympathy.
Raylene Russell Lavender is survived by her children, Kristy Lavender Babbitt, Celeste Lavender Kniefel, Marchelle Lavender, Scott Lavender, Jenae Lavender Farnsworth, Wendilyn Lavender, 28 Grandchildren and 15 Great-Grandchildren, Mother, Lurline Ray Russell, Siblings: Judy Smith, Keith Russell, Alan Allred, Donetta Bowers, Kathy Broughton, Rory Russell, and Ric Russell. She was preceded in death by her Father, Cyrus Russell, her brother, Gary Russell, and her Grandson, Austin Lavender.
Raylene’s Funeral Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints church building at 933 E. Brown Rd. In Mesa, AZ on Saturday, June 24th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. and Cemetery Services held directly afterwards at the Mesa Cemetery.