Lorraine Russell


Lorraine Russell was born on June 5, 1925 in the small town Chatham in Pittsylvania County, Virginia to Frank Walker and Rebecca Smith Walker. On Sunday, April 1, 2018 Lorraine slipped away to be with God. Lorraine was 1 of 14 children.

Lorraine got married January 22, 1960 to the late Roscoe Russell. For most of her life, Lorraine was a homemaker. She would often devote time to visiting elderly shut ins, and doing house cleaning to assist them when she could. She devoted her life to God and she influenced others with her kindness, and who she was naturally. Lorraine never had a harsh word to say, and if there was anyone who you could rely on, it was her! The time of day did not have any bearing on her, the distance she had to travel to reach you meant nothing. She would walk from 26th Avenue to Pointdexter Village and back for you. In some way every person Lorraine came across she affected, in a way we will ever forget, which means she will live on inside of us.

Lorraine did not waiver in her faith. She was content to trust in God knowing he would supply her every need in accordance with his riches in glory.

Lorraine leaves to cherish her memory with children Nina (Michael) Hughes, Don Russell, Patricia (Malcom) Landry, Edward Harold Hunt, Barbara Hunt, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 12:30pm and Funeral 1:30pm Friday, April 6, 2018 at New Covenant Believers, 3400 Kohr Blvd.

Interment at Franklin Hills Memorial Garden

Condolence Messages

  1. She will always be my second mother ,one I enjoyed plenty of walks with ;throughAtrium park,as well as life .She inspired me to be a better person may GOD BLESS HER ETERNAL SOUL

  2. I want to leave my condolences to the family. My name is Homer Jordan who lived next door to you all on 26th Ave. Mrs Russell was always a sweet lady. She’s in a better place now. I love you all.

  3. Felicia Small

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our family grew up with the Russells and we were very close. Mrs. Russell was a very caring person, was our babysitter while my mother, Venus Jordan, had to work. She cared for us like we were her children. Being the only girl in my family, I always hung out with Nina and Mrs. Russell always recognized that and always made me feel welcomed whenever I stepped in the door. She was a gem and surely will be missed. Praying for your family always.

  4. A wonderful Christian women. Love the Lord and her children. I met her in the Miracle Bible book store in Northern Lights shopping center. May God bless the Russell family.

  5. With warm thoughts and prayers.
    Remembering the place in your heart that your love holds will
    help you in the days ahead . God holds us up to endure.

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