Nancy Lou Gerrard Russell went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the age of 73. She was born on January 3, 1948 to the late Reverend R. Young Gerrard and Mary Lou Booker Gerrard. Beloved wife of Martin Gary Russell for over 50 years. Loving mother of C. Brett Russell and Shelley Russell Noles (Robert). Nanou of Caden Russell and Samuel Russell. Sister of John Robert Gerrard, and Bob Gerrard (Vickie). Sister-in-law of Maxine Edwards (the late, Billy). Also survived by many nieces and nephews and loved by countless family and friends. She was a native of Jackson, MS and a resident of Luling, LA for 50 years. She graduated from UMC School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at Ochsner Health System and Tulane University Health Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kenner for over 30 years. Nancy's pride and joy was to spend time with her family whom she loved fiercely. She was very giving of her time and talents when her friends and family were in need. She was such an encourager and loved to boldly tell people about her love for the Lord. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visitation and Memorial Service at First Baptist Church of Kenner, 1400 Williams Blvd., Kenner on Friday, June 4, 2021. Visitation at church from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. For those so inclined, in lieu of flowers please make donations to Global Maritime Ministries (https://portministry.com/give
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Published by The Times-Picayune from Jun. 1 to Jun. 4, 2021.