SHELBY-Mrs. Patsy Jane Pearson Russ, 72, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Born in Rutherford County on July 18, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Louise Pearson Nix.
Mrs. Russ was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time working with flowers in the yard and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved cooking Sunday dinners for her family and looked forward to spending time with them. She retired from J&C Dyeing and later work for Putnam Distributors.
Mrs. Russ is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ray Russ; two sons, Scotty Russ and wife Brenna of Lawndale, and Chris Russ and wife Leah of Shelby; two sisters, Judy Dobbins and husband Ricky of Shelby, and Elizabeth Lambert of Boiling Springs; three brothers, Donald Rollins of Spartanburg, S.C., Troy Nix and wife Becky of Rutherfordton, John Nix and wife Gail of Mooresboro; three grandchildren, Christian Russ, Amber Pearce and husband Eric, and John Warren Jr.; and one great-grandson, Conner Ray Pearce.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. an hour before the service and other times at the home.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Officiated By: The Rev. Eugene Passmore
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park, following the service
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Russ
Memorials: May be made to Cleveland/Rutherford Kidney Association, 1017 N. Washington St., Shelby, N.C. 28150
A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com