Jerilyn Rowland Russell
- May 10, 2021
Jerilyn Rowland Russell, 78, died on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 in Hendersonville, NC. From her birth in Struthers, OH, on January 21, 1943, to her death, she nourished people around her with love, faith, and humility. Jerilyn was the second eldest of five children.
It was her smile and spirit that attracted Thomas Russell to her while at a church youth function in high school. Upon graduating from Struthers High School, she attended the Youngstown Southside Hospital School of X-Ray Technology. Jerilyn and Tom were then married on June 15, 1963, in Struthers, and made their home in Cincinnati, OH, and later at Lake Santee in Greensburg, IN, and finally Hendersonville, NC. Jerilyn truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; active involvement in church, chatting with friends and family, knitting and stitching; spending time with her family.
Left to honor Jerilyn and remember her love is Tom; their two children, Matthew Russell and his wife Kristen, Michael Russell and his wife Erin; six grandchildren, Hannah Russell, Ellen Russell, Megan Russell, Nolan Russell, Quinlan Russell, and Kellan Russell; three sisters, Jacqueline (George) Cummings, Karen (Michael) Yobe, and Susan Rowland; one brother, Fred (Darlene) Rowland; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Isabella. Jerilyn will be remembered as a bright, shining light in the various communities and churches she served.
The Russell family would like to extend their gratitude to all the staff at the Elizabeth House, and the doctors and staff at Pardee Hospital Cancer Center and Pardee Hospital of Hendersonville for their attentiveness and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Jerilyn’s name to First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville, NC at 204 6th Ave. West Hendersonville NC 28739 or P.E.O International Chapter H, Hendersonville, NC.