Verzelle Russell

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Funeral services for Verzelle Russell, 73, of Hughes Springs will be 2 PM, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Hughes Springs Church of Christ with Gary Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Mrs. Russell was born in Hughes Springs, TX on December 24, 1936 to Lewis Leon Haywood and Mildred Hooton Haywood and passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at her home. Mrs. Russell was a member of Hughes Springs Church of Christ. She was very active in her church. She was employed for 55 years with First National Bank in Hughes Springs. She worked until the day she died. She loved her family. Her grandchildren were very special to her. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law Rodney and Sherry Russell of Hughes Springs; one daughter Cathy Davis of Dallas; one granddaughter Shawna Russell of Hughes Springs; two grandsons Rustin Russell and Ryan Russell both of Hughes Springs; one sister and brother-in-law Glenda and Alvin Walker of Daingerfield; two brothers and one sister-in-law Weldon and Gloria Haywood of Pittsburg, TX and Larry Haywood of Mt. Pleasant; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law John T Hump and Donna Russell of Hughes Springs; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Russell and her parents. Mrs. Russell will lie in state on Saturday, August 7th and the family will receive friends from 6-8 pm at the funeral home in Hughes Springs. Online condolences can be made to

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  1. We were so sorry to learn of the passing of your loved one. She was a wonderful lady and gave a strong family to the community. No words can heal but the love she felt and the love whe was given will last forever.

  2. Rodney,Sherry,Ruston,Shawna,& Ryan,Our thoughts & prayers are with yall. She will be missed, but not forgotten.Love, The Traylor's

  3. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May our Lord bring you and your families comfort during this difficult time and always.Linda Morris Vanover

  4. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all… We love you all very much.Tempie & Hunter IrvinSarah Edwards

  5. Aunt Verzelle will be missed by so many. She was a one of a kind, sweet, loving lady. Her family was her world…I am praying for her children and grand-children and sending my deepest sympathies. I know Uncle Ralph is so happy to be united with his bride again, I take comfort in that!

  6. Daily ConversationsI never met Verzelle, but had conversations with her almost on a daily basis. She was always so very professional and when I was sometimes tardy in getting the information she needed she was always kind and understanding. She was a joy to deal with. Her voice will be missed by all at Cass County Title. Some knew her but most just knew her voice. Maye God Bless her family and know that she blessed lives.

  7. Rodney, Sherry and kids, I am so sorry for your lose! I want you to know that I love you all and that Aunt Verzell was so very special to me. I loved going to the bank just to talk to her, she always had such words of wisdom for me. I will miss her so very much!! With all our love and prayers!!

  8. Oh my heart is so sad. Ver was my FRIEND and I loved her! She was a special person. Rodney, my prayers are with you and all of the family as I know that you will miss her and the void will be hard to bear. I pray you will know God has his loving arms around you to strengthen you each day.

  9. I will certainly miss your mom in more ways than one. She always sat right behind us in church and I would always ask her, if she didn't ask me, "Did you get your nap this afternoon?" when we would go to church on Sunday nights. And of course, I will miss her so much at the bank, working with her. She was a fine lady!

  10. She is a very special lady and we feel very blessed to have had known her and worked with her over the years. Her presense, great sense of humor and kindness will be greatly missed. God has his handful now!

  11. Such a lovely and special lady will be greatly missed, not only by her family, but by all of Hughes Springs. She was a blessing to all of us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Carol Griffis

  12. We pray the Lord will help you through this time of sorrow in the loss of Verzelle. What a faithful employee she was to the bank! A beautiful lady-she will be missed.God bless you,Love, Dan and Susan(FNB, Atlanta)

  13. Dear Rodney & Sherry – So sorry for the passing of Mrs. Verzelle. She was very dear to us, and I have very early memories of our kindergarten years at Mrs. Strickland's and at the bank. She will be remembered fondly and with love. Regretfully we can't get to Hughes Springs this weekend, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.Lovingly,Andrea and Melissa

  14. Rodney and Sherry and kiddos, I am so sorry for your loss. Verzelle touched so many lives; I will miss sharing Shawna and Rikki stories with her. She was a true example of a hard-working, family-loving, Christian woman. Now she's walking the streets of gold with Ralph . . . I pray for your comfort yet rejoice in her victory.

  15. May God bless you all in this time. I didn't know Ms. Russell but I had a brother who was friends with Scotty

  16. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. She always had a smile and will certainly be missed.

  17. May God surrround you all with His peace knowing that this beautiful lady He created is at peace. So shall you all meet again someday. Our prayers are that you find comfort in the Lord God Almighty words.

  18. Rodney and Sherry and children.You have been in my thoughts and prayers for days. I am so sorry I was out of town and could not be there. Ralph and Verzelle have been a great part of my life at the church. I can still see Ralph leading the singing. So many good things to remember and to much to mention. I love all of you dearly and will continue to think of you in the days to come. Love you Gale

  19. Ralph and Verzelle were 2 special people, and were very sweet to me in my growing up years!!!Love and prayers to all the family.

  20. All of our hearts and prayers go out to your family.We will miss seeing her smiling face at the bank and where ever she went.TuboscopeOffice Personnel

  21. We will cherish memories of her soft, gentle demeanor, her grace and decorum, and the love her children and grandchildren had for her. Truly a lady of dignity. She set an example for all to follow!

  22. My prayers are with the family in this tough time! I enjoyed the time I worked at the bank with Mrs. Verzelle; she was always nice to me! She will surely be missed!

  23. I so sorry to hear about Verzelle. I know you will miss her terribly. Losing a parent is not fun. Praying for the family. Wish we could have been there but had a trip out of town last weekend.Lanita Jackson

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