Russell Johnson Mize
Russell Johnson Mize
  • April 28, 1920 - May 18, 2017
  • Stuart, Virginia

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Russell J. Mize was born in Patrick County on April 8, 1920 to the late Mollie Lackey Mize and Tony Mize. He departed this life for Heaven on Thursday, May 19, 2017.
Russell was a devoted Christian and a true witness for God everywhere he went.
He loved people and never met a stranger. Having lived 97+ years and raised during the depression, he had many interesting stories and jokes that would keep a person spell- bound for a long while.
Russell was an only son with seven sisters, 6 are deceased, Sadie, Bertha, Dot, Maggie, Hattie, and Minnie. 1 son, Lynwood Mize, is also deceased. Russell worked at Bassett Chair factory for 14 years as a foreman. He then worked in the funeral business for 30+ years in Bassett. He is also known as "The Sock Man". He is a member of Christian Faith Baptist Church.
Russell is survived by his devoted wife, Katherine Morrison Mize of Fairystone Park Highway, Stuart; a daughter, Louise Lovely of Bevard, North Carolina; a sister, Ethel Lewis of Martinsville; a daughter-in- law, Nancy Mize of Ridgeway; two stepdaughters, Sylvia Plaster, and Donna Thomas of Stuart; 3 Grandchildren, Darlene Griffin, Carol Johnston, and Linda Helms; 3 step-grandchildren, Dwayne Adams, Dustin Thomas, and Darren Thomas; two step-great grandchildren; three step- great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends on saturday may 20, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m at Collins funeral chapel Bassett.
Funeral services will be at Collins Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastors Richard Dodson, Calvin Adams, and Bobby Rakes officiating. Burial to follow at Old Center Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery on the family plot.