Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Max Ethan Russell, age 31

Max Ethan Russell, 31, passed away July 21, 2021. He was born October 11, 1989 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Roger Lasley and Tammy Russell.

Max was funny, loving and caring with a heart made of gold.

Max is preceded in death by his parents.

Max leaves behind his stepfather David Hogg; sisters Sarah Russell and Pamela Burks; aunt Jennifer Russell; uncle Jim Russell; and a host of other loving family and friends who loved him dearly.

Graveside Service will be at Arkansas Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 2:00pm.

Family is requesting in lieu of flowers donations be made in his honor to a non-profit animal rescue or your local shelter.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400

Online Guestbook is available www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com

20 Comments

  • Sarah Russell Posted July 27, 2021 11:17 AM

    I love you more than life itself, Bub. I never thought I’d have to live my life without you, but I promise I’ll make the best of it. Please, please take care of mom, she needs you. Please continue to watch over me and protect me like you always did. I can feel your arm around me, never leave my side please. I love you bubby and I’m so sorry this happened.

  • Marcus Lewis Posted July 27, 2021 11:27 AM

    Love and miss ya bud we grew up together and didn’t let the distance ruin our friendship you were an amazing soul and I’ll never forget everything we went through love ya bud
    Yours truly – “Blackie”

  • Lloyd Choate Posted July 27, 2021 11:30 AM

    You will be missed my brother

  • Cindy Ritch Posted July 27, 2021 11:35 AM

    I always loved your smile and laugh Max. You were loved by so many! You are with my best friend now, your beautiful mother and she will guide you. Please watch over your sister, she loved you so very much…

  • Danny Gill Posted July 27, 2021 11:48 AM

    I love you brotha. til we meet again.. give everyone up there a big hug from us .. you will always live in our hearts and we will keep you close . rest easy my friend and watch over us as we will look up to u!

  • Corin Thompson Posted July 27, 2021 12:23 PM

    Babe, I love you and I miss you. You’ll always be in my heart for as long as I live. You were kind, had mad heart, and I loved that about you. Your my rock and partner in crime always!

  • Jeani Davis Posted July 27, 2021 1:14 PM

    Max, this breaks my heart. You will be greatly missed. Xo Jeani

  • Hayley Reid Posted July 27, 2021 2:39 PM

    Max, this breaks my heart. You are too young and life too short. All I ever wanted was for you to live the happiest, best life you could and I always wished the world for you but I know you knew that. You opened my heart and showed me love that I didn’t even know existed at that age. Im happy it was you that I got to experience that with and I’ll forever be grateful for our time together.

  • James Coleman Posted July 27, 2021 4:24 PM

    RIP bro sure going miss ya you where a real bro an a ture friend always will remember you

  • ERIKA CARRASCO Posted July 27, 2021 7:52 PM

    MAXAMILLION … DAMN DAWG I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD LOSE U SO DAMN SOON… U WERE ALWAYS JUST A CALL OR MESSAGE AWAY & NEVER HESITATED TO DROP EVERYTHING AND RUN TO MY SIDE … U WERE THE MFn REALEST ON THE TEAM BRO!!! IDK HOW IM GUNA MAKE IT THRU THIS ONE … U WERE MY ROCK AND SHOULDER TO CRY ON!! MY #1 FROM DAY 1 ROAD DAWG!! I AM FOERVER GRATEFUL FOR THE LITTLE THINGS U TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE… LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST, NEVER TAKE IT FOR GRANTED, AND ALWAYS MAKE SURE U HAVE NO REGRETS!!! ALWAYS TAKE A LITTLE TIME OFF TO ENJOY THE MOMENTS… DONT WORK TO DAMN HARD😆 AND ABOVE ALL TOUGHEN UP THEM SOFT SPOTS AND KEEP IT GANGSTER!! DAMN BRO I FRICKIN LOVE U AND WILL ALWAYS BE MISSING U!!!! BUT LIKE U WOULD TELL ME GOTTA KEEP YA HEAD UP… UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN! P.S DONT BE USING THEM GANGSTER ASS ANGEL WINGS TO HELP THOSE MIAMI DOLPHINS WIN FOOTBALL GAMES🤣🤣💯💯 … MY HEART HURTS SO BAD💔😭😭

  • Eric Edens Posted July 27, 2021 8:59 PM

    Love you max so sorry this happened still in shock tbh give our moms a big hug and kiss from me. Till we meet again brother !!!

  • Erika Carrasco Posted July 27, 2021 11:30 PM

    OMG MAX I MISS YOU SO MUCH ALREADY … U WERE MY #1 … WHEN I NEEDED U THERE WAS NEVER ANY HESITATION U WOULD DROP EVERYTHING AND COME RUNNING TO MY SIDE… WHAT AM SUPPOSED TO DO MAX.. UR NOT HERE TO HELP PULL ME THRU HEARTACHE💔💔 THERE’S DEFINITELY A HUGE HOLE IN MY CHEST WHERE MY HEART SHOULD BE!! FLY HIGH MAXAMILLION … AND KEEP IT GANGSTER!! I LOVE U DAWG💔😭

  • James and Amber Wilson Posted July 28, 2021 8:38 AM

    Man… Max words just cant describe our feelings of loss and sadness. You were truly a gentle giant and we will never lose u from our hearts. Our love goes out to your family and if yall ever need anything…please don’t hesitate to call day or night.

  • Scott y. Posted July 28, 2021 2:59 PM

    Your memory will live long in your family and friends, the impact you left on ours lives will never die. You will be missed greatly and never forgotten. Rip to my best friend and brother.

  • Lora Chumney Posted July 28, 2021 9:44 PM

    There are no words to describe the pain from the loss of a child. Please just know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I used the same funeral home just last month. They will take good care of Max like they did my son, Zakary Chumney. 🙁

  • Debb Hogg Posted July 29, 2021 8:18 AM

    Sarah, living so far apart, we weren’t fortunate to spend much time with either you and Max but I still feel when we did get together, we were family. Max was always there for a hug and a huge hello to Auntie Debb E was a loving kitty boy then adult though I didn’t see him often. My heart breaks for you Sarah especially as you two were so close…… remember how much he loved you….. he will always watch over you. I am so very sorry for his loss. God please envelope him into your care. I’m sorry Max. Love Auntie Debb

  • Calah Rose Posted July 29, 2021 11:19 AM

    This one hurts. So much. 23 years of friendship. It’s hard to believe you’re truly gone, but I guess in a way you aren’t. You live on through the people you touched while you were Earthside. Love you man. Rest in power. I’m glad you’ll finally have peace. We’ll watch over Sarah. We love you, always.

  • Justin Lee mehaffie Posted July 29, 2021 8:40 PM

    Max max max ,I can’t believe what I’m being told,it’s hard to even fathom the idea of you being gone bro Im Sorry it ended like this so early. We’ve been friends /family since like the 5th grade. We had such a strong bond like brothers your family was mines and mines was yours we go deep and will do anything for one another but I’m sorry to say I can’t make it to see you being the circumstances i’m in right now,just plane bad timing bro. I love you my man’s you will forever be missed every day but will never be forgotten in my heart,mind, body & spirit brother. I love you bro . Well I know one thing when you get to up there give your mommas and my mommas a big ass hug and kiss and along with everyone else that goes to soon. Well r.i.p. bro love you max one time for you, you my boy blue you my boy. It’s funny that all these good and bad memories we got can still make me laugh and make me cry at the same time. Well max get up to heaven and rest easily my dudes I love you bro.

  • Kathryn Marimon Posted July 31, 2021 6:40 AM

    Max, for reasons we may never know or understand, God needed another angel leaving behind so many hurting hearts of those who loved and cared for you.
    You truly were an energetic, loving, caring, passionate, and strong-willed man whose presence will be greatly missed by so many.
    I’m comforted knowing where you are and that your body and mind are at peace now and whole again, along side your loving mom.
    Please continue to be Sarah’s protector and rock, and I’ll do my best on my end.
    Rest in peace my dear. Love, AK

  • Zach Marimon Posted July 31, 2021 3:07 PM

    Max, you left this world too soon. Maybe even before your prime. Before you got more out of life than it got from you. I hope you found peace in your next life. Peace from the harsh realities of our short earthly existence. You won’t forget it though. You shouldn’t. I know you’ll be an angel watching over your sister now; a brother in life and beyond. Until next time, cousin.

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