Colleene Lillie Harris Russell, 85, of Albemarle, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at Trinity Place in Albemarle.
Colleene was born February 13, 1935 in Stanly County to the late Ewell Eugene Harris and Lillie Octiva Lowder Harris. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jason Lee Russell in 2002; and son, Edward Eugene "Eddie" Russell.
Mrs. Russell will lie in state on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 12:00 - 8:00 pm for friends to pay their respects without the family present. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Friday in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Billy Hill and Rev. Delane Burris. She will be laid to rest at Stanly Gardens of Memory.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Russell (Billy) Hill of Albemarle; sister, Madge Harris Stoker; grandchildren, Melissa Whitley, Connie Ridenhour, Karen Russell; great grandchildren, Kayla Whitley, Logan and Brendan McDonald, Malorie Russell, Evan and Hannah Ridenhour; and great great grandchildren, Brentley and Kacyn Lilly, Jaxton Everyn Lowery, Atreyu Edward Russell; and sister-in-law, Pauline Carpenter; step-grandchildren, Dathan D'Agostino, Julianne Byrd; and step-great grandchildren, Kiersten and Adelyn Byrd.
Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 644 Edgemont St., Albemarle, NC 28001.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Russell family.
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