Mr. Favors was born January 20, 1957 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a son of Joseph and Lillie Bell Favors. He was a 1976 graduate of South High School. He was a cook for the Gyro Restaurant. In his spare time Jerry loved to dance, shoot pool, be with his kids, look sharp in his clothing and cook.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Lillie Bell Favors. His siblings: Randall Otis Favors, Mary Louise Griffin, Vanessa Jean Favors, and Larry (Butch) Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children: Ilicia Sanders of Ohio, Vonsha Wright of North Carolina, Jerry Russell of Alabama, Trence Russell of Alabama, Regina Russell of North Carolina, Kenisha Russell of North Carolina, Stephanie Russell of Texas, Tiphani Joseph of North Carolina, and Akeem Russell of Alabama. Siblings: Willie L. Favors, Jimmy L. Favors, Kenneth L. Favors, Dennis G. Favors, and Edward D. Favors all of Ohio, and nephews who were like his brothers: Robin D. and Keith M. Lawrence of Ohio, eighteen grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be Monday June 28, 2021 at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., at 1 pm. Friends may call from 12 noon to 1 pm on Monday at the funeral home.
Please when coming into the funeral home please have on a mask that covers your mouth and nose. Please do not linger so that the family may start their private funeral service promptly at 1 pm.