On Aug. 3, the Lord called Nellie (Nell) Jo Russell home after a lengthy but courageous battle with cancer. Born on March 10,1939. Nell lived a respectful life serving Jesus, family and friends.

She was married 47 years to her soul mate and best friend James L. Russell.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Fadie Altum and Wiley Hillard Bridges; a son, Rocky Charles Walker; sister, Eula Gladys Thornton; brothers, Harold, Hillman, George and James Bridges.

Surviving Nell are her husband, James Russell; her son, Joseph Walker; daughter, Sindy Johnson; two step-sons, Maverick and Lance Russell; brother, Ernest Gaston Bridges; three sisters, Ola Mae Harrison, Lorene Bonner and Claudia Mosley; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life is intended for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 in Bangs at the American Legion Post 308 on 205 West Hall Street. Guests are welcome.