Floral 09

Gladys Jane (Leath) Russell

April 3, 1934 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 87)

Obituary

A humble and loving Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt and Friend to many, leaving her earthly cares behind she slipped away peacefully on March 20, 2022. Gladys J. Russell saw her way through to take the journey home with the Lord. Born April 3,1934 to the parents of the late Alfred Mack and Bertha Neal Leath.  Gladys attended public school in Alamance County.  Gladys was always happy to express her love for God.  She loved her children unconditionally and was always there for them.  She was a faithful member at Patillo Christian Church her entire life were the members loved her dearly. She was a member of the Choir and Missionary.  

She leaves to cherish her memories Two Sons Frank and John Russell of Graham, NC.  One Daughter Ms. Mary Waters of Cameron, NC. Six Grandchildren; Kenneth, Carla, Michelle, Antwan, Trey, and Lavante. Twelve Great-Grandchildren; Keeyetta, Terrell, Qwameek, Ge’Kayla, Xean, Georgia, Roland Jr, Dominique, KeMarley, Kasean, Kivonte and Sterling.  Sisters Shirley Watkins, Alfreda Jefferies of Mebane, NC,. Brothers Charlie Leath of Washington, D.C. and George (Audrey) Leath of Bowie, MD.  Tyler (Gloria)  Leath of Green Level, NC. One Foster Sister JoAnn (Jesse) Watkins of Burlington, NC. Two Sister-In-Laws; Edna Russell of Burlington, NC and Dora Russell of Capital Heights, MD. Two Aunts Alene Brown of Graham, NC, Nannie Pearl (Babe) Russell of Burlington, NC.  One Uncle Alonzo Leath of Burlington, NC. A host of Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. 

In addition to her Parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband George T. Russell, three Daughters Joyce, Donna, and Carolyn Russell. One Granddaughter Sharonda Russell-Goins, Two Sister’s Nanci Luster, and Elsie Currie. 

Masks and social distancing are required for all services.

The family will receive friends at the home of the bother, Tyler Leath at 2589 East Simpson Road in Green Level NC.

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Services

Viewing
Friday
March 25, 2022

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

Body To Lie in State
Saturday
March 26, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Patillo Christian Church
4746 patillo Church Road
Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 26, 2022

1:00 PM
Patillo Christian Church
4746 patillo Church Road
Burlington, NC 27217

Burial

Patillo Christian Church
4746 patillo Church Road
Burlington, NC 27217

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