Nellie Russell

December 4, 1931April 17, 2018

Nellie Catherine “Nell” Russell

Funeral services celebrating the life of Nellie Catherine “Nell” Russell, 86, are set for 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Fillmore Chapel at First United Methodist Church, Corinth, Ms., with Reverend Roger Shock officiating. Burial at Henry Cemetery will immediately follow the service.

Visitation will be an hour before the service on Sunday.

Nell died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Destrehan, Louisiana. Born December 4, 1931, in Corinth, Nell graduated from Alcorn Agricultural High School. She attended Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Ms., and Lambuth College in Jackson, Tn. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corinth.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. “Bud” Russell, her parents, Ray and Etta Norman, and her sister, Nancy Besselsen.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, and sister, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her warm laugh and kind spirit. She is survived by her children, Judy Crabtree of Destrehan, La., and Joe Russell (Kathy) of Jackson, Ms.; her grandchildren, John Crabtree (Regina) of Destrehan, La., and Ashley Crabtree of New Orleans, La.; and her great-grandchildren, Vivienne and Jake.

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Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.


  • Family and Friends Gathering Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, April 22, 2018

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Marilyn Patterson

April 23, 2018

I met Nell at American Sawmill / Corinth Machinery. She was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. She and Bud both had hearts of GOLD. Whatever Bud planted in his garden, he and Nell always made sure that I got whatever they had. I never once heard her say anything bad about anyone. She was, one I can truly call a True Friend. We lost touch over the years, but my Love for her stayed the same. I am glad to have known her. I believe Nell is with God, smiling down from heaven, she has earned her Wings. "May she rest in Heaven". I Love you Nell Russell!!!