Pamela S. Russell

April 15, 1947December 18, 2010

Pamela S. Russell, age 63, of Nebo, NC, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Pam was an unselfish woman and put everyone else’s needs before her own.

She was born April 15, 1947 in Vallejo, CA to Josephine Galatioto Smith of Sanford, FL and to the late Charles Smith. Pam retired from Sun Trust Bank. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Park Pals and she was the unofficial president of thrift shopping.

In addition to her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are her husband, David Russell of the home; two sons, Jim Lee and wife, Wendy of Palm Coast, FL and Robert Russell and wife, Stephanie of Oakland, TN; one daughter, Denise Albaladejo of St. Louis, MO; six grandchildren, Sharon, Jason, Kevin, Robert, Julia and Emma; one great-grandson, Marcus; her cousin, Maria Crescenti; and unlimited special friends. Also surviving is her beloved dog, Maggie, who was her best friend.

Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 in McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Lupus Foundation of America – 2000 L. Street, NW Suite 710 Washington, DC 20036. The phone number is (202)349-1155.

Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.

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  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 28, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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November 12, 2014

You've made me the person I am today, Mom. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you or what you would say. I see you in my children's and grandchild's faces! Without you, there would be no "them". I miss you and love you...Your Daughter

Jim Lee

October 28, 2014

Warm and happy memories are always in my mind for such a wonderful mother and friend. You were a joy, inspiration and the rock of our family. I truly love you and know you are watching over all of us with wings on.
Your loving son, Jim.

October 18, 2011

October 11 2011

Abby, Luis, Julia and Paul Rivera

December 28, 2010

Dear Dave,
Pam was more then friend and had a great BIG heart we will always have her wonderful memories she built with us. We are happy to have had her in our lives. You are in our prayers.
We love you

Jennifer (Gramer) Simmons

December 23, 2010

Dear Dave, Denise, Jim & Robert,
I'll always remember growing up in Orlando & at Sun Bank in College Park with y'all and Pam. She was such a wonderful person and will be missed dearly by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Cherish the memories of the time you had with her and know that my thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Ellen Mask

December 23, 2010

Dave, Jim, Denise, and Robert - My heart aches for you, for the rest of the family, and for everyone who knew Pam. She was an incredible woman. I will always remember "Little Mom" fondly...her smile, her hugs, and thrift-store and after-Christmas shopping. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kirsten and Russell Brown

December 23, 2010

We are praying for your family and Pam during this very difficult time. She was truly a special person and will be forever in your memories.

Gerry and Phil Wohlfert

December 23, 2010

Dear Dave and Family,
Pam was so special, so sweet and always smiling, that's how I will always see her, with a big smile, laughing and happy. She will be greatly missed by everyone

Janet Noles, McDowell Memorial Park

December 22, 2010

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. You have such a wonderful family and I pray your memories will bless you and give you strength through this difficult time.