On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Dee Russell, loving mother of three children and one grandchild, passed away at the age of 55 after a short battle with cancer.  Dee was born on July 14, 1963 in Michigan but soon moved to North Carolina. Dee attended Pinecrest High School and worked many years as a cook where she touched many lives with her smile, warm heart, and unforgettable personality. She loved her cats, playing darts, cards, and going fishing with family and friends.  

Dee was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Russell.  She is survived by her two daughters, Crystal Fleming and Brandy Watson of West End, NC, her son, Wayne Fleming Jr. of Wake Forest, NC, her grandchild, Curtis Fleming of West End, NC, and several nieces and nephews.  

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 beginning at 2 o’clock p.m. at Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines, NC.  Beginning at 3 o’clock a Celebration of Life event in the adjacent chapel will begin where we invite all family and friends of Dee Russell to share a fond memory or story for the family and friends in attendance.  

Flowers may be sent to Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines, NC.  

Powell Funeral Home is serving the Russell Family.

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