HENDERSON — Joe Lewis Russell, 81, of Henderson, died Dec. 29, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Vance County to the late Charlie and Hazel Richardson Russell.

Joe was educated in the Vance County school system. He was a member of St. Delight Holiness Church in Drewry, where he was on the Usher Board and was a faithful, loyal and devoted member.

He was preceded in death by his son, Barry Russell; his brothers, William (Junior) Russell, Charlie Russell Jr., Leroy Russell and Everett Lee Russell; and his sisters, Annie Henderson and Mary Pettaway.

Joe leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Dorothy White Russell; one daughter, Sheron Russell; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hattie Bullock, Olivia Burnett and Vernice Russell; one brother, James Russell; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A private burial will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

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