Waldo - Virginia Marie "Nanny" Russell, 89, of Waldo, passed away December 30, 2012 at her home. She was born in Browns Creek, WV and moved to Waldo in 1953. She was a homemaker and was a member at Waldo Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and flowers, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents James Elmer and Cora Bell McCallister, husband Dick Russell, son Doug Russell and granddaughter Rebecca Russell.

She is survived by children Ronald E. Russell (Janet) of Waldo, James T. Russell (Sue) of Newberry, Ruth Ann Russell of Titusville, and Jackie Russell of Waldo, grandchildren Traci, Jason, Justin, Danny Joe, Alec, Sean, Curt, Chris, Brian, Brad, Barry and 20 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on January 2, 2012 from 6-8 PM at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, West Virginia.

Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528. Please sign the guestbook at

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2013