Russell “Russ” Wayne Moss
A Faithful Man of God -
Russell “Russ” Wayne Moss, age 45, of Harrisburg, and formerly of Tampa, FL, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Russell was born on Wednesday, May 12, 1976, in Tampa, FL to Lewis Wayne Moss and Peggy Diane Moss.
Russell is survived by his loving wife of two years, Jennifer Elaine (Stark) Moss; and his mother, Peggy Diane Moss of Frostproof, FL; his father, Lewis Wayne Moss and wife, Christine, of Buna, TX; his brother, Will Henry Moss, his wife Leslie, and their beautiful; children, Russ’s nephew and niece, Brody Wayne and Brooklynn Grace of Buna, TX; his half-brother, Dax Landry-Moss and his wife Andrea and nephew Jack, of Tampa, FL; his aunts and uncles Charlie and Nancy Young, David and Sheila Dean, Billy and Maryann Moss, and Wade and Tijuana Moss, and cousins Kyle, Natalie, Nikki, Josh and Julia Young, Heather Balvanz, Tasha Groleau, Jason and Brandy Thompson, Amanda, Joel, Kenny and Ashlynn.
Russell has an Associate of Arts degree in Bible from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, in May, 2015. He graduated with honors from Elim Bible Institute and College, and holds an Associate in Applied Science, Biblical and Theological Studies, May 12, 2018. He was inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology in 2015. He graduated from Global Awakening School of Supernatural Ministry in the summer of 2018.
Russell was employed as a Shift Leader at Starbucks in Harrisburg and was recently employed as a Teacher/Mentor with Arizona State University and tutored students with their Writing classes. Russell’s Scripture for life is found in the Book of Romans, “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?” (Rom 10:14). Russell’s reply was, “Here I am, send me!” Russell’s circle of life and God’s light that shined through him is far-reaching and his message and pure love of God have touched countless people, in countless ways - from Buna, Texas, to Tampa, FL, to Rochester. NY, and Harrisburg, PA, to Fiji, Peru, Haiti, India, and Turkey - from sea to shining sea, from church to church, God’s sanctuary was Russell’s home. Russell’s gift was his undeniable and unmatched wisdom and knowledge of God’s Word. Russ was also gifted with his zest for life, an enigmatic personality and contagious laugh was generously shared with of all God’s children; when he walked in a room everyone knew he was there and no one was a stranger to Russell.
All are welcome to Russell’s Celebration of Life, at Christ Community Church, 1201 Slate Hill Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011, at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021 with a reception immediately afterwards in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, Jennifer and Peggy are asking for contributions to an organization near and dear to Russell’s heart, Sarah’s House of Hope, 5503 Silver Creek Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. A Christian non-profit dedicated to provide support, aid, and comfort to survivors and families in need from the pain of substance abuse. Donations can be made via link from their website, Sarashouseofhope.org or mailed directly to Christ Community Church.
Russell’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, PA and are inviting everyone to post condolences, share stories, memories, and special moments, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.
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