ShaKeira LaTrease Russell


ShaKeira LaTrease Russell took her triumphant journey from labor to reward to eternal rest on early Saturday morning, July 1, 2023. On May 3, 1991, ShaKeira LaTrease Russell was the only child born to Vivian Russell and Keith Tutstone in Cleveland, Ohio.

ShaKeira was baptized at a young age at First Trinity Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan. After moving to Columbus, Ohio in 2004, ShaKeira and her mother united with the Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Donald J. Washington where she formed relationships and bonds as she served in the Mime, Choir and Usher ministries.

She was educated in the Westerville Public School System and was a 2010 graduate of Westerville Central High School. Her love and care for her precious rambunctious jewels, ShaNiya, KaLiyah,Taylor and infant son, Dior was one of the many hallmarks of her life. As a devoted and loving mother, she was always active in their lives.

ShaKeira was employed with the KIPP Public Charter School where she served as a dedicated preschool teacher. A mommy’s girl, ShaKeira’s mother Vivian was her everything who shed her protective love around her, and who were best friends from the heart.

ShaKeira was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leroy and Mattie Russell; Elton and Minerva Tutstone; aunt, Deanna Tutstone; cousins, Michael Sanders and LaShanta Russell.

Her life will be forever cherished by her four children, daughters ShaNiya Russell, KaLiyah Russell, Taylor Russell and son, Dior Russell; mother, Vivian Russell and father, Keith Tutstone; favorite uncles and aunts, LeRoy Russell, Jr., of Lawton, Oklahoma, John (Charlene) Louis of Cleveland, Ohio; aunts, Joyce Russell of York, Alabama, Brenda Houston of Wixom, Michigan, Michele Croom of Cleveland, Ohio; special uncle and aunt, Rev. Dehaven and Nona Lee; special family friends, Tamara Hood and family, and Willie McNeal of York, Alabama; devoted sister friend, Keisha Reese; Godmother, Elsie Ortiz of Cleveland, Ohio; and a host of other relatives, family and friends.

Visitation 5:00pm and Homegoing Service 7:00pm Friday, July 7, 2023 at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, 2283 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sis Donna Shepherd

    Sis Vivian and Family, You have my deepest sympathy. I was sadden to hear about the passing of ShaKeira. She was a sweet young lady and will be missed at Church. May the Lord comfort each of you during this time of sorrow. God Bless!!

  2. Kenneth Dawson

    I’m so sorry for your loss and believe me when I say this that I send my deepest condolences to you and the family. I love you and will keep you and the family in my prayers.

  3. Michelle Martin

    Vivian, my heart goes out you! My sincere condolences and I hope you can find peace in all the fond memories of your daughter. May God keep his loving arms all around you and your grandchildren. Praying he gives you strength to endure during this difficult time.

  4. Kenneth & Jackie Hawkins

    So sorry to her about your daughter. You have our deepest sympathy. Let us know if you need anything. We will be praying for you and your family and the kids. Love always !

  5. Paula Simmons

    Vee, I am so sorry to hear about Shakeira. Know that I am here if you need anything.

  6. Nancy Roney-Whitehurst

    May your spirit soar high and land safely in the arms of the Lord. Sincere condolences to Vivian and the Russell Family. Much love and prayers my sister.

  7. Viv, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ❤️

  8. Leverta Lake & Family

    Praying for you and your family Praying that God will give you all strength. Look to the hills from whence come your help. Be encouraged. Love You All ❤️

  9. Me and your mother was praying that you would beat this Cancer, I guess God had different plans.

  10. Patricia McVay

    Praying for you Vivian Russell and the Babies may GOD Strengthen you Day by Day

  11. Genola Russell 414-210-1712

    Cousin I am not good with words but for some reason I don’t want to say sorry for ur lost because I know ur Baby/ Daughter earned her wings and she’s not in No more pain .Her Spirit will Always be there for You and her Baby she wants Yall too to stay Strong Especially You .She’s with her Grandparents Now you know they Got Her.I Love Yall and No Matter What I Am Here . I Know You Will Be The Best Grandma Ever. It’s okay too cry but let it be for All The Joy She Gave Yall . Love Sheila

  12. Brightside Academy

    We are so sorry for your loss. We share your grief on the passing of Shakeira. May His love surround and comfort you and your grandbabies in such a time as this

  13. Tiffany D Golden

    My condolences to the family of ShaKeira L. Russell. Praying that God will give you the strength to walk this journey and the comfort of knowing that she is now at peace, resting in his arms.

  14. My deepest sympathies goes out to you and the children. Always here for you. May memories you shared bring joy and love to your heart.

  15. Elouise Cornelius

    My heart hurts knowing that you all are going through this. My deepest condolences.

  16. Raishan Magby

    Not sure how to feel about this at all but what I do know is that she fought so hard God wanted her by his side for the days to come. Body renewed and faith unshaken. Your loving smile and caring spirit is something that can never fade. My deepest condolences to the family, ShaKira’s body is resting but her soul is forever rejoicing in God’s kingdom. Peace and love

  17. Noelle Babatunde

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Know we are in prayer for you, children, and family. May the lord forever embrace you and all and comfort you.
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    Dearest Vivian & Family, you have our sympathy and condolences. God bless you all and provide the strength that’s needed daily.
    Lillian and Robert

  19. Gloria J Milliner

    With deepest sympathies, we are praying for your comfort, peace, strength and healing at this time!!!! God loved ShaKeira more and called her home. She has earned her wings!! She is at peace and at rest. Vivian and family, please cherish her memories. Her legacy lives on through her family and her kids. She will truly be missed. She was loved by many and your pain is shared by many as well. Our Heavenly Father will see you through this.

    In Chrisitan Love,
    Gloria & Melvin Milliner

  20. LaVerne K.Grammas

    Vivian, I am so sorry for the loss of your only daughter, sometimes we don’t know God’s plan for our lives, but we have to stay prayerful and know He knows what’s best. Children are on loan to us and all we can is Love them with our whole heart’s ❤️ Praying for you and your family at this difficult time

  21. Yvonne Tutstone

    Shakeira you will always be in my heart love. Vivian I am praying that God gives you all the strength you need and hold you in his arms. Love Vivian.

  22. Derry A.Bishop

    Sorry for your lost Vivian praying for you and your family!
    John 11:25-26
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.

  23. Edward Bishop

    Sorry for your lost Vivian prayers for you and your family this heart breaking fly high ❤️

    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 62:1 – My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. Psalms 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

  24. Debbie and Greg Kittles

    My dear friend,

    As a mother the unthinkable has happened.
    God will guide you. You are in our thoughts and prayers ❤️

  25. Melvin J Frazier

    Melvin Frazier 216-921-7937
    Vivian know that you’re in my prayers and have my deepest sympathy. I know that you know
    the Lord and you raised Shakeria to know the Lord. You will see her again, and that reunion
    there will be no more separation for all of eternity. I only wish I could have been there
    to be with you, Keith and the rest of the family for support. May the Lord continue to hold
    you in the palm of His hand. May His grace and mercy continue to shine on you and all the

  26. Coretta Jefferson & Family

    Weeping may endure for a night, but joy coming in the morning Love You!

  27. Daisy Jeffery and Family

    We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Shakeira and are sending you our deepest condolences and prayers during this time. May her soul rest in eternal peace and her memory live on in your hearts forever.

  28. Rest in peace baby girl god have your hand now I love you so much and miss you so much rest in peace now you are up in heaven with the angels may god bless your family you are not in no more pain now you are in a better place.



  30. Belinda Barnes

    Sorry for your lost Vivian may god bless you to stay strong my niece is not suffering no more she up in heaven with the angels resting in peace.

  31. Vivian, I am sorry for the loss of your only child. May The Creator of Grace keep a band of angels surrounding you & your family. May The Creator of Grace rest & bless the soul of your daughter from this day forward.

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