Carol Lynn Spencer Russell, age 72 of Farmville, VA passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 in the UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA. Her funeral will be 11:00 AM Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle, N.C with the Rev. Bob Elwood and Rev. Pete Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Entombment will follow the service in the Stanly Gardens of Memory Mausoleum, Albemarle, NC
Mrs. Russell was born on September 8, 1944 in Bradshaw, WV to the late Willie Spencer Baker and was a retired clerical worker with Wiscassett Mill Company. She was a member of NewHope Church of God in Cumberland, VA. She received a High School Diploma and also a Business Degree from Stanly Community College. She enjoyed singing with the gospel group the PHC Singers and also loved camping and cooking.
Mrs. Russell was married to the late Loyd Jessie Russell who preceded her in death March 24, 2003. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Danny Baker a sister, Glenna Baker, a step-daughter Ann Smith, a grandchild Tracy Carpenter, two great grandchildren, Alison Russell and Baby Girl Smith. Survivors include a daughter, Sha’ Russell Montore and husband Joe of Farmville, VA, grandchildren A.J., Jacob, and Gianna, two stepsons Jimmy Russell/ Jeanette and Ricky Russell/ Linda, both from Millingport, NC, two step-daughters, Ramona Clark/ Bobby and son-in-law Lee Roy Smith from Millingport and Teresa Tucker/ Mike from Albemarle, NC, one brother, Calvin Baker/Nancy of Bluefield, WV, four sisters Violet Whaley of Chicago, IL, Darlene Orobey and Doris Sossie both of Oregon and Betty Allen of Fayetteville, NC, 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren.