Phyllis Hebert Russo

Phyllis Hebert Russo, 61, passed away on Monday, April 17th in Houston, Texas. She was born on November 16th, 1961, in Lafayette, Louisiana, to Calvin and Shirley Hebert. Phyllis is survived by her: husband, Louis Anthony Russo, Jr.; sons, Christopher Wade Russo and wife Theresa Russo and Michael Paul Russo and wife Kendall Russo; sisters, Michelle Hebert and Lynette Cumings and husband, Clint Cumings; grandchild, Eric Benjamin Russo, and numerous family members and friends. She earned a nursing degree from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Phyllis worked as a nurse in Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Houston Medical Center for eight years until becoming a full-time mother. She sacrificially cared for others and loved arranging flowers for members of her family and her church. We grieve the emptiness left behind by Phyllis’ passing but are comforted with the knowledge that Phyllis is victorious and rests in the bosom of our Father, along with her mother and father whom she loved and missed so much. While Phyllis’ life was too short, the way in which she lived the life God granted her will be her everlasting legacy.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 19th from 6-8pm at Crowder Funeral home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598. A memorial will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 10:30 am at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 3131 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, TX 77059. Graveside service will be in Morgan City, Louisiana at 11:00am on Friday, April 21st with Fr. Mike Tram.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Phyllis’ memory may do so to Saint Clare’s Catholic School (3131 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, TX 77059) or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105).


  1. May you rest in peace
    My condolences to your family

    Henry Scott
    • Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends

      Our friendship of 39 years was truly one of the greatest gifts from God.
      She was a loving, spiritual, fun and compassionate person. I admired her strength, courage and bravery over the past year battling pancreatic cancer. I know now that I’m a better person because of her. I will always cherish our friendship and will love and miss her deeply. I am comforted to know that she is at peace and now with the Lord.

      God bless and rest in peace my dear friend Phyllis❤️❤️🙏🏻

      Janet and Greg Hudkins
  2. She is a sister of my heart and soul that God brought us together at St Bernadette’s Catholic Church, on a latter of 2000. She was/is an angel in my life which we shared laughter, tears and prayer.
    I know she is in the arms of Christ smiling down on all her loved her.
    Jesus assures us in Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted. “
    God himself will comfort us in our grief. Psalm 34:18 encourages us,”The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit “
    She will be missed but her and our love will still be with us all.
    God Bless us and give his love and comfort.

    Melanie and John Mistrot
  3. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with The Russo Family. Family and Friends are Forever and Phyllis will be with us Forever.
    Bill and Rhea Scadden

    Bill Scadden
  4. Michelle & Lynette, this news has hit my heart. I’m so sorry for y’all’s as well as her husband, children and grandchildren’s lost. Way to young but so wonderful she’s in heaven with God.

    Holly Bankston Gauthier

    Holly Bankston Gauthier
  5. I am so saddened by Phyllis’s passing. Her deep faith was an example and inspiration to me- in that regard, if feel I owe her so much. Her smile and laugh were infectious. I will treasure my memories of creating flower arrangements with her at St. Bernadette’s. I feel blessed to have known her.

    Matt and I send our deepest condolences to Louis, Chris, Michael, and the whole family. We grieve with you. May you feel the loving arms of Jesus surrounding you as you grieve, and may your joyful memories lift you in the months ahead. God’s peace to you.

    Kathy Bucher
  6. Phyllis was a beautiful lady. We will miss her tremendously. God bless.

    Mike & Shellie
  7. Chris and Russo Family,
    We are saddened over the loss of your mother. May God receive her soul and make her whole again.

    David, Cate, and Charlee McMahon

    David McMahon
  8. Louis, Chris, and Michael,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear this news. I am glad she was able to experience major milestones in your lives that she was wanting to be present for.

    Sending lots of prayers and love your way and please let me know if there is anything you are needing.

    Jasety Conaty
  9. Condolences and prayers to the entire family. May Phyllis have eternal peace.

    Rosie Adames
  10. She was a wonderful human being. I’ll remember her for how she treated all the neighborhood kids like her own. My deepest condolences.

    Will Fields
  11. Louis, Chris, Michael, Michelle, and Lynette-

    We are so sorry for your loss. Phyllis was a strong, radiant, beautiful person. We are grateful to have known her. We hope you find peace knowing she is wrapped in God’s arms alongside Cal & Shirley. Sending big hugs with prayers for strength & peace to all of you.

    Carolyn Brown
  12. Louis Russo and family

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family through this difficult time. I remember her as being a very kind and loving person.

    Patty Smith
  13. Dear Louis, Chris & Michael,

    What a heartbreaking news this morning about Phyllis passing on. She is a model of graciousness and love for God and us all. Our prayers are with you and your family.


    Ana, Noli, Justin & Jico Nolasco

    Ana Maria Nolasco
  14. To Michelle and family, We pray that God will wrap His arms around you and comfort you. Wish we could be with you in person but we will be there in spirit Peace be with you! Love, Hugs and prayers.

    Jeanette and Richard Strauss
  15. To Chris and the entire Russo family, from what I knew of Phyllis from the Aggie Mom’s Club, she was a loving and kind person. May the void left by her passing be filled with your fond memories of her and the peace in knowing that you will see her again in the presence of God. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.
    In His Peace,

    Mario and Sue Runco
  16. My precious friend of 33 years. God truly blessed me with a beautiful gift when we became your neighbors so long ago. We’ve raised our babies together, shared our deepest thoughts and prayers, and laughed and cried through all of life’s trials and joys!! Your strength and faith are such an inspiration.
    I will dearly miss our talks and your precious friendship each and every day, but God has truly received an angel in Heaven. Rest in peace and know how much you have been loved, my cherished friend.

    Becky and Mike Collins
  17. Louis and Russo/Hebert Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss; please accept our deepest condolences.

    Know that your family is in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

    May God bless and comfort you through this difficult time.

    Julio and Yolanda Davila

    Davila Family
  18. I pray that God provides strength and comfort to the Russo family at this time. May there be comfort in the knowledge that Mrs. Russo has entered into the peace of the Lord.

    Karey Kramer
  19. It was my honor to have Altar Served at the Funeral Mass Thursday morning at St. Clare

    Justin Nolasco

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