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Gayle Kosinski

January 7, 1955 — October 5, 2021

Gayle Marlene Russell Kosinski, was taken from us on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Gayle was born to her loving parents Richard Ed Russell and Ethel Erlene (Andrews) Russell, in Augusta, Georgia on January 7, 1955.   Gayle is also the direct descendant of many notable persons, who shaped western Civilization:  From Alfred the Great, King of Wessex to William I ‘William the Conquer’, King of England and Duke of Normandy, Eleanor of Aquitaine, John, King of England, brother of Richard ‘the Lionheart’. Edward I, King of England, Edward II, King of England, Edward III, King of England, John of Gaunt, K.G., John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, K.G.. Malcolm III, King of Scots and Saint Margaret Queen of Scots, Marjorie, Countess of Carrick, William Wallace ‘Braveheart’, Robert I ‘Robert the Bruce’, King of Scots, James II, King of Scots and Mary of Guelders, Queen of Scots. Saint Louis IX, Roi de France, Jean II, Roi de France, Philip II ‘the Bold’, Duke of Burgundy, John ‘the Fearless’, Duke of Burgundy and Margareth von Wittelsbach (Margret of Bavaria). Saint Olga of Kiev, Saint Vladimir ‘Vladimir the Great’, Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus', Saint Ferdinand III, King of Castile and Leon, Frederick I ‘Barbarossa’, Holy Roman Emperor, Count Rudolf von Habsburg ‘Rudolf I’, founder of the Habsburg dynasty. Of all these, they are only to name a few… Gayle’s ancestry can be traced for over 1,700 years. Once Gayle’s ancestors reached the shores of America, the legacy continued on… Gayle continued, following in the footsteps of her rich family heritage by expressing her great faith in Jesus Christ, being a powerful and mighty prayer warrior. With great love, light, and wisdom always shining bright.  With great faith, the impossible became possible. One of her greatest hearts desires coming true. Becoming a mother. With every moment the love, joy, knowledge, creativity, guidance, and joy became stronger and deeper. The type of strong relationship with her children that is rare and true. Outside of Gayle’s busy schedule, she is known for making her famous chocolate truffles with her secret recipe for friends and family. Being an avid Disney park goer. Always making time to watch a classic film or Hallmark movie. Visiting museums, embarking on the next chapter was on the horizon. She wanted to live, loving life! Her mission was not completed. Cut short by the hands of the unmerciful. You are much loved, our jewel and treasure. With a great sense of humor and wit. We love you! Gayle is survived by her husband Dean Kosinski, (Son of the Late Dr. Lenard V. Kosinski, Ph.D. and step-mother the late Mary Jeanne Wiesen-Kosinski; son of Marie Antoinette Johnsen and step-son of Monfort A. Johnsen); her daughter Ellen ‘Bella’ Kosinski, son, Daniel Kosinki. Brother, Richard ‘Tommy’ Russell, retired U.S. Navy, Larry Russell, retired U.S. Airforce, retired attorney and sister Penny Limehouse; Sister-in-law, Tamara Lambert of Danville, IL; brother-in-law Timothy Lambert of Westville, IL. Service for Gayle Marlene Russell Kosinski, will be held 2:30 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Archie Jordan officiating. Entombment will follow at Aiken Memorial Park. The service will be live streamed on the Cole Funeral Home Facebook Page. COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PKWY (118 BYPASS) AIKEN, SC 29801 803-648-7175. Please sign the online registry at www.colefuneralhomeinc.net

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