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Kathy Russell

1956 ~ 2021 (age 65)

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Kathy Smith Russell, age 65, of Sanford NC passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 after a brief illness.  Throughout her life Kathy was a devoted Christian, great mother, wife, and friend.  She was a hard worker who was looking forward to retirement and spending time with her family and her newest granddaughter who was born December 13th.  Kathy could brighten anyone’s day with her optimistic attitude and a smile that will be greatly missed by all that knew her. 

Kathy was born November 18, 1956, the youngest of thirteen children to Archie and Beatrice Smith in Hamlet, NC.  Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and two sisters.  Kathy’s husband Michael “Mike” Russell and her brother, Richard Smith both passed away six days after Kathy.  Kathy is survived by four brothers and two sisters, two sons, Jason Martin and wife Kelli, Dale Martin and significant other Stephanie, two stepchildren, Mark Russell and wife Angie, Derick Russell and wife Emily, two granddaughters, Brynleigh, and Kimber, and one grandson, Jared.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life Saturday, January 15th at 2pm at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, 396 West St. Pittsboro NC. 27312.

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Celebration of Life
January 15, 2022

2:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory
396 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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