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Ernest Howard Russell

July 4, 1935 ~ October 19, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

Mr. Ernest Howard Russell 86, of Burlington, NC transitioned on Tuesday October 19, 2021 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. Howard was born to Frank Russell and Nettie Florence Russell on July 4, 1935 in Alamance County.

Howard retired from the City of Burlington's Street department after many years of faithful service. One of his greatest hobbies was working on lawn mowers and doing yard work. Mr. Howard was a quiet and gentle spirit who loved his family and never met a stranger.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Edna Clapp Russell, daughters, Tiawana Renea Chambers (James), Pauletta Clapp, Stephanie Clapp; four grandchildren, Tremaine O’Kelly (Stephanie), Keosha Clapp, LaNitra Leath, JaNea Chambers; five great grandchildren, Jaylen O’Kelly, Vicky Guerrero, Shanya Holloway, Alana O’Kelly, Trey O’Kelly; sisters-in-laws: Dora Russell and Gladys Russell and an aunt: Nannie Pearl Oliver along with a host of relatives and friends.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Nettie Russell; siblings: Geneva Russell Clay, Thomas Russell, Sinclair Russell, William “Bim” Russell, Dwight Russell and Frank Russell Jr.

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Services

Public Viewing/walk through
Thursday
October 21, 2021

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
Friday
October 22, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
Friday
October 22, 2021

1:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Video is available for this event


Burial

North Lawn Cemetery
947-999 Ross St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Please note
Masks and social distancing are required for all services.
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