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Elizabeth Wood Russell

March 20, 1941 - August 12, 2019

Liz went to be with the love of her life, Don on August 12, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home.

She was born in Stedman, NC to the late Willie Ann Carter Wood and Hannibal Wood. She graduated from New Hanover High School in 1959. She later moved to Massechuetts before returning to Wilmington to raise her 3 sons.

Liz loved spending time at the beach with the 5 O’Clock Crew, searching for shells and spending time with her grandson, Reece every chance she got.

Survived by sons, Bryan and wife Angie of Wilmington, Donnie and wife Kathy of Greensboro, and Michael and wife Marci of Cary; grandchildren, Reece Russell of Wilmington, Jessica Parker (David) of Dallas, TX, Jennifer Russell of Greensboro, Matthew and Mia Russell of Cary; sister, Georgia Williams (Jimmy) of Castle Hayne, and Elaine Unanue (Ernesto) of Crystal River, FL, and Virginia Lee of Elizabethtown; special nephew Jimmy Williams II, niece, Tina Cook (John) and niece Virginia Ann James (David) and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and extended family members, best friend and confidant, Sarah Burmahl, grand dogs, “Izzie”, “Finn”, “Finley” and “Moose”.

The family will receive friends at a Memorial Visitation to be held from 3:00pm till 5:00pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Special thanks to Dr. Edward Whitesides at Urology Associates, Dr. Damian Brezinski at Island Cardiology and Graham Brown PA , Meals on Wheels and New Hanover Home Healthcare.

“Live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free, then know with every breath you take you’ll be taking one for me”

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099.

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Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location:

Wilmington Funeral Chapel

1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

The family will receive friends at a Memorial Visitation to be held from 3:00pm till 5:00pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.


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