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Martha Elizabeth Russell, 78, faithful member of Wilmington First Pentecostal Holiness Church

Martha Elizabeth Russell
Martha Elizabeth Russell

Martha Elizabeth Russell, 78, went peacefully to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, while surrounded by her loved ones at home.

Along with her husband of 50 years, William F. Russell Sr., they raised eight children, Robin Williams, Dottie Craig, William Russell Jr., Dean Russell, Kim Allen, Tina Newell, Renea Coates and Janice Russell. They also had 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She leaves behind two brothers, John Kelly and Ronny Kelly, and a large extended family.

She is best known for her love of Jesus and others and was known for always saying, “Jesus and I love you.” She lived her entire life in service for Christ and her church and was a faithful member of Wilmington First Pentecostal Holiness Church. God has welcomed another beautiful angel home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at Wilmington First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2901 Chestnut St., Wilmington. The family will receive visitors beginning at 1 p.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Shipyard Blvd.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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