Jean Palmer Russ, 87, of Shallotte, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her home.
She was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Rowan County. She was a daughter of the late Robert Francis Palmer II and Naomi Cornelius Palmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.T. "Billy" Russ Sr.; a son, Charles Sykes Russ; granddaughter, Rebecca Jean Russ; and brother, Robert F. Palmer III.
She was a member of the Long Bay Garden Club, Methodist Women's Club, South Brunswick Island Shrinettes and a volunteer for Coastal Carolina Museum.
Surviving are a son, W.T. "Rusty" Russ Jr. and wife, Polly, of Shallotte; two daughters, Billie Jean Milligan and husband, Bobby Dane, of Ash, and Lisa Tuggle and husband, Bernie, of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, William T. "Toby" Russ III and wife, Jennifer, Mary Miller Russ Pendergrass and husband, Jimmie, Andy Russ, Dane Milligan, Rebecca Milligan, Hunter Milligan, Hanna Milligan, Zachary Tuggle and wife, Emily, and Charles Tuggle; and three great-grandchildren, Colby Russ, Grayson Russ and Mary Payton Pendergrass.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Camp United Methodist Church. Visitation was held prior to services at the church. Private entombment followed.
Memorials may be directed to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter for the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 and/or Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, 101 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
The family received friends at the residence of Polly and Rusty Russ.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.