Leona Dail Russell
NEWPORT NEWS - Mrs. Leona D. Russell, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. She was born and raised in Chowan County, N.C. She came to the peninsula in 1943 to work for C & P Telephone Co. She was an active member of Temple Baptist Church for more than 60 years. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, L. W. Russell; daughter, Linda R. Burch; brothers, James T. Dail, and R. K. Dail. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah R. Hogge and husband Gene, and Pamela R. Carmean; four sisters, Neola Adams, Carolyn Skinner, Betty Phillips and husband Harvey, and Peggy White; five grandchildren, Shella Cherry and husband Dwayne, Zachary Hogge, Brandon Carmean, Ryan Hogge, and Dawn McCarty and husband Jason; and two great-grandchildren, Maddox and Mila Cherry. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Temple Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Mark White officiating, with a burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Pam Carmean at other times. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Tree Family Services, 860 Mt. Vernon Lane, P.O. Box 849, Salem, VA 24153. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.
Published by Daily Press on Jan. 8, 2013.
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Debbie and Pam - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you both!
One of your NC Cousins, Nancy J
January 15, 2013
Dear Pam & Debbie;
My heart goes out to you on the passing of your dear and courageous Mother. I appreciated her warm and loving smile and the order she brought to the family, she was an mentor to me personally. We will miss her much, May God strengthen you in the coming days.
Jim & Anita Gooch
January 14, 2013
My sympathy to the Russell Family. Leona was a great lady. I know you will miss her, but she left some good memories to those around her. She and my Mom will probably get together in heaven for some bridge.
Karen Hockaday McGhee
January 10, 2013
Debbie & Pam, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was one of the nicest ladies I have ever known. She would always go out of her way to offer a kind word or aknowledgement whenever I happened to run into her. She thought the world of her family. Thats just who she was. I will miss seeing her. Doug Hockaday
January 10, 2013
Russell family sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special person, and will be kept in my thoughts along with you.
Marty Teasdale
January 8, 2013
Debbie & Pam,

We were in Virgina this week and went with my Mom, Anne Dail to see Leona on Friday at Riverside. I was hoping to see you both and am sorry we missed you. Aunt Leona was a tremendous lady in every regard. She is smiling today and in time we will see that smile again. My God Bless you and your families in this time of loss.

Tommy & Karen Dail
Knoxville, TN
Tommy & Karen Dail
January 8, 2013
Pam, Debbie, Brandon and all family, We are so sorry about your mom's death. As you know, losing parents has to be one of the toughest things that we have to go through in this life. Cherish your memories over the years. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We will be seeing you. Love,
Kitty and Terry Heffington
January 8, 2013
We were so sorry to read of Leona's death. We are in St. Martin and can't be there but our thoughts are with you.
Kenny & Bernice Wyatt
January 8, 2013
Pam & Brandon,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. As I close my eyes I see you Mother's beautiful smile (that would just light up a room) as well I can hear her laugh when we were all at the baseball games telling silly stories. Hold her memories close to your heart because memories will get you through this diffcult time. I am always just a phone call away. We loved your Mother as much as you and she is now your Angel who has won her wings.
Cheryl Penny
January 8, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Many Hugs,
C&F Mortgage Corporation
January 8, 2013
Debbie, Pam and Family: We are so very sorry to hear about your Mom. She will forever remain in the hearts of all those that knew her. Her warm smile will always be remembered. Please know that you are in the hearts and prayers of all your friends and we hope that this will bring you some comfort. Much love,
Bill and Debbie Vaccarelli
January 8, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families at this time.

Harriet and Richard Duck
January 8, 2013
I will always cherish the memories of the Family get-togethers over the years. You are a great lady and a true loving spirit and you will always be missed, Love you, Aunt Leona
Patricia Pierson
January 8, 2013
I will always cherish the memories of the Family get-togethers over the years. You are a great lady and a true loving spirit and you will always be missed. Love you Aunt Leona
Patricia Pierson
January 8, 2013
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