PR Strategist Passes Away After Cancer Battle

Jada Russell, Founder and Chief Strategist of High Style Marketing and PR, has passed away at age 45.

A community champion who had an unwavering passion for the community and the possibilities of people, Jada Russell, founder and chief strategist of High Style Marketing and PR, passed away at the age of 45. Russell wanted to do whatever she could to make sure those who loved, lifted and lived in the community were honored and respected for their contributions.

Russell graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City. Fashion was one of her joys and she loved how a piece came together. She also marveled at how the individual parts could be connected to make something beautiful.

Russell had an insatiable love of Chicago Black History, our stories and our power as a community. It was something she learned directly from her father, William “Bill” Goodlet.

Russell leaves behind her husband, Julius Russell, owner and executive chef of Tale of Two Chefs; her father, William “Bill” Goodlet; sister Sybil Goodlet Smith; and brother Wendall Goodlet.

The viewing will take place from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Taylor Funeral Home, 63 E. 79th St. The Prepast and Wake will take place from 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 12; and Funeral Service will take place from 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 12, at Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave.

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