SHELBY-Mrs. Patsy Jane Pearson Russ, 72, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
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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
CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY
106 CHERRYVILLE RD. Shelby, NC 28150-4208
Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 30, 2013