Roberta “Bobbi” Russell

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Roberta “Bobbi” Russell

Mrs. Roberta “Bobbi” Russell, age 75 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Born Sunday, October 8, 1944 in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Throughout her life, Mrs. Russell spent countless hours of her own time, lending a hand to others in need of all types of assistance; personal, mental, and physical. She volunteered with Catholic Charities, in Norfolk, Virginia, providing assistance to anyone that required medical treatment, transporting them to various appointments as necessary, and assisting the homeless with acquiring shelter and/or passing out food during times of need. She volunteered in local nursing homes there, providing assistance to anyone in need of care or by just visiting them when they had no living relatives.

Here in Louisiana, Ms. Russell volunteered a great portion of her time with the Presbyterian Church, passing out food during times of need, and assisting adults in learning to read. She leaves behind a mark of kindness and compassion that no one who knew her will ever forget.

Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Emily Deyo Lafreniere; husband, Aubrey Dean Russell, who died in active military service in Wake Island; siblings, William Lafreniere and Joyce Ann Lamagdeleine.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Robert Mador (Susan), Christopher Mador (Sherri Jo), Angela Russell (Timothy), Aubrey Russell (Jennifer), Melissa Vines (Victor) and Corie Russell; grandchildren, Amanda Jo, Joshua, Alyssa Jo, Elijah, Cameron, Cheyenne, Aubrey III, Avery, Hannah, Jayson, Natalee, Victoria, Kyle, Alex and Marina; great-grandchildren, Lydia, Matthew Dean, Drake, Rowan and Keegan; siblings, Shirley Hall (Peter) and Robert Lafreniere (Sallie).

Friends may visit with the family in the Southern Funeral Home on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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