Lois Mahan Russell

Lois Mahan Russell

Wednesday May 7th, 1941 - Tuesday May 4th, 2021
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Lois Mahan Russell was born May 7, 1941 in Dallas County to the late Mr. Lonzie Mahan, Sr., and Mrs. Orstella Mahan. She peacefully departed this life May 4, 2021 at Erlanger East Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She confessed Christ at an early age and was a member of College Hill AME Zion Church, Selma Alabama.

She was a graduate of Brantley High School, class of 1957. Upon moving to Chattanooga, she united with Allen Temple AME Zion Church. She was known for having beautiful plants and flowers that she lovingly shared with all who asked.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Russell, Chattanooga Tennessee, four sisters, Sallie Mae Foster of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Annie Jean (Otis) Wade, of Reno, Nevada, Willie M. Anderson, of Tuscaloosa, Costella Carter, of Selma Alabama, two brothers, Arthur Mahan, of Peterson, Lonzie Mahan, Jr., of Detroit, Michigan.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her devoted husband of 60 years, Mr. Charlie Russell; son, Curtis Russell, of Chattanooga, Tennessee; one sister, Louise Bivins, of Tuscaloosa; one brother, Robert (Sharon) Mahan, of Phoenix, Arizona; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Margaret Ruffin, Willie Mae Wheeler and Shonda Black. Special thanks to Barbara and Rita for their special care during her illness.

Public viewing will be 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 1:30 PM. Interment: Beautiful Greenwood Cemetery

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