Eva  Nell Russell

Eva Nell Russell

Saturday August 26th, 1944 - Sunday December 6th, 2020
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Eva Nell Edwards was born on August 26, 1944 in Marion, Alabama to Oliver and Minnie K. Edwards.

Eva was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Eva was a graduate of Lincoln School in Marion, Alabama. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and later became a member of New Oak Grove Baptist Church. Eva wed Tyler Russell, Jr. and from their union they had four children. She was known to be a very hardworking, patient and kind-hearted person who loved giving a helping hand to others. Eva made her transition on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at the age of 76.

Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Tyler Russell, Jr.; son, Tyler Russell, III; parents, Oliver Edwards, Sr., and Minnie (Kynard) Edwards; brothers, Thurman D. Edwards, Oliver Edwards, Jr., LeVert Edwards, and Holloway Edwards.

Eva leaves to cherish her memories, Janet E. Russell, Knecole A. (Alan Blake), Knikita D. Russell; step- daughters, Stephanie Russell- Splawn (Calvin Splawn), Linda Russell- Lawrence, stepson, Christopher (Dedra) Russell, Picayune, MS; siblings, Larry Edwards, Abraham (Annie), Edwards, Ora Dee (Rev. Woodie) Melton, Robert (Marion) Edwards, Gary (Cynthia) Edwards, Marvin (WC) Edwards, Inez Edwards- Savage (Paul G. Savage), Lyndon (Monique) Edwards, Geraldine Edwards- Skipper (Sylvester Skipper), Leon Edwards, Delois Edwards, Duane A. Edwards, Elroy (Lizette) Edwards, Corey (Meredith) Edwards, Omega L. (Julie) Edwards Valerice Edwards-Stuart (Scott Stuart), Eric Edwards; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Willie Mae Edwards; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Special Thanks to Dr. Margaret Hayes.

Public viewing will be held 2:00PM-6:00 PM, Sunday, December 13, 2020, at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am CST, Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Interment: Kynard Cemetery, Marion, AL 36756.

Local arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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