Sister Minnie Lee Russ Goines


Sister Minnie Lee Russ Goines was born in Cottondale, Florida on August 15, 1945, to the late Silas Lawrence and Leola Russ White. Minnie Lee affectionally called “Tuddie” accepted Christ at an early age and served faithfully, singing on Choir #3 at Henshaw Chapel A.M.E. Church.

On June 12, 2022, at Signature Healthcare at the Courtyard, the Lord called, and she answered. The church and community are saddened by the transition because of the love and friendship of Sister Minnie.

She leaves to cherish her memories one devoted son, Ronny Donald and Jeanette of Georgetown, Colorado; one grandson, Jason Donald; and one great-grandson, Jamari Donald both of Tacoma, Washington.

Sister Minnie is survived by devoted niece, Betty Palmer of Newport News, Virginia; Amy and Rose Larry of Lynn Haven, FL; Sandra and Patricia of Connecticut, and Yolanda of New Jersey; nephews, Michael, Clencie, Robert, Russell, Bruce, Kenderick, Martineze, Jimmy and Karlos Larry all of Lynn Haven, FL; Michael of Connecticut and Bernard of New Jersey; devoted cousin, Fannie Mae White of Marianna; and a host of cousins and others sorrowing relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Friends and family may also call the funeral home for more details.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at


  1. My sincere condolences to Minnie’s family. I just found out that she has passed away. We met many years ago through the CHURCH, WMS and throughout the next 40+years we were friends. REST IN PEACE Minnie. I will see you in the morning.


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