Kaye H. Russell
March 15, 1942 – March 10, 2020
Kaye Russell, 77, of Grand Prairie, Texas, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis for 27 years. She was born on March 15, 1942 in Overton, Texas to Alexander Duke and Evelyn Hooper. She married Ronald "Ronnie" Russell on August 21, 1965 who preceded her in death, December 2000.
Surviving family includes, daughter, Amy Russell Nelson and husband, George Nelson III of Grand Prairie, Texas; daughter Lori Russell Coakley and husband John Coakley, Grandson Grant Coakley and Granddaughter Erica Coakley of Arlington, Texas; brother Joseph "Buzz" Hooper and spouse, Pat Hooper of Fort Worth, Texas
Kaye graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1960 and attended Texas Tech University, Graduating with an English degree in 1964. While living in Grand Prairie, Texas, Kaye worked as a Secretary in the Banking Industry in Dallas and Grand Prairie for many years. After moving to Meridian, Texas, she worked as a Church Secretary for the United Methodist Church in Meridian. Kaye obtained a teaching degree and worked for Meridian ISD for many years starting as a Kindergarten Teacher and working through to High School English and one of the first Teachers to begin education in Computer Science.
Kaye loved spending time with family and friends, she enjoyed cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, cross stich and playing board and card games. Kaye enjoyed beach vacations but did not enjoy the sunburns she always received. She was a generous, patient, thoughtful person who could give the best advice and knew when you needed her to just sit and listen. Throughout her years of working, being a wife and Mother, those close to Kaye knew her kindness and positive attitude was always given freely and genuinely.
The visitation for is from 2:00PM to 4:00PM on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home, 2951 S. Belt Line Rd., Grand Prairie, Texas 75052.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.beanmasseyburge.com for the Russell family.
- Visitation Sunday, March 15, 2020
- Private Burial
Kaye H. Russell
March 17, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this news. She was such a beautiful person. Always smiling and always had something positive to say. She made everyone feel special. I feel very lucky to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤️
March 16, 2020
Lori and Amy,
I was so sorry to hear about your mom. It seems just like yesterday I would take moma over to visit with her and we would sit in the living room and have so many good laughs. Believe me mothers are the most precious memories one can have. I still miss mine so much even until this day and probably always will. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Connie and Leo
March 15, 2020
I remember many fun times with the entire Hooper family. My parents, Leon and Frances May, were very close friends with A.D. and Evelyn Hooper. They would "convene" regularly.
I especially remember Christmas Eve parties at the May house. They began when Kaye, Buzz and me and my siblings were young, and lasted until there were children and grandchildren.
I loved those times and cherish the memories.
Rest In Peace, dear Kaye.
March 14, 2020
My sincere sympathy and prayers for Kaye’s family.
This is a beautiful obituary and brought back many fond memories of her and her family. When we moved to Meridian in 1982, they were among some of our first friends at First United Methodist Church and MISD.
Kaye was a lovely person and sweet friend.
James (Jim) Taylor
March 14, 2020
Dear Lori and Amy, I am so sad at the loss of your precious mother. During this past 20 months or so she had become like one of our family. I was so grateful that Geri was placed in the same room with such a wonderful and understanding lady. I completely enjoyed the time i spent in the room with her, my wife Geri and Sandy. Kaye was such a warm, patient and intelligent lady. It seemed we could discuss any topic. She was loved by all the staff also. I know she was a devoted and caring Christian, mother and grandmother. God really blessed you and your father by giving you Kaye. Now He has blessed her by removing her from the pain she was in. I will never forget her. May God bless and comfort you with His love and the sweet memories of her.
March 12, 2020
To Lori and Family
So sorry for the loss of
your Loved One
May God give you Strength
during this time and days to come.