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Russell Jerome Janney

July 12, 1959 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Russell Jerome Janney Obituary

     Russell Jerome Janney of LaGrange, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at the age of 64. Russell’s life was a testimony of love for others and an unwavering commitment to faith and family.

     He was a devoted husband to his wife and best friend, Joy, with whom he shared 38 wonderful years of marriage. He was a loving father to his children, Amber (Josh) Hasty and Adam (Harmony) Janney. Being “Papa” was a role he cherished deeply, as he brought much joy, love, laughter, and fun to his grandchildren: Maddux Hasty, Aneliese Janney, and Lilliebelle Hasty. Russell was the pride of his parents, S.T. and Runell Janney, and an adored older brother to his sister, Jennifer (Gary) Thompson.

     Russell was a dedicated and accomplished employee of the Federal Aviation Administration from 1987 until his retirement as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director on Operations on October 31, 2021.

     Russell lived a life of ministry. He was currently serving as the pastor of Todd Christian Church in Valley, Alabama, leading his congregation in service and deeper relationship with the Lord.

     Funeral services for Russell will be held on Saturday, January 13th, 2023, at 2:30 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. Pastor Scott Whaley will officiate. Russell’s family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.

     Flowers will be accepted or donations in memory of Russell can be sent to Cheryl Myers at the Christian Service Center, PO Box 227, Lanett, AL, 36863.

     Please visit Russell’s Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind word for his family, to share a memory of Russell, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

     Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

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January 12, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley
3700 20th AVE
Valley, AL 36854

Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

2:30 PM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley
3700 20th Avenue
Valley, AL 36854

January 13, 2024

Johnson Memorial Gardens in Valley, Valley


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