Fannie Beatrice Russell was born in Ty Ty to the late Pink Ingram and Catherine Carter-Perry on November 12, 1944. She was the youngest of her siblings.
Fannie was educated at Ty Ty Elementary School until the seventh grade and then she went to the Industrial School in Tifton. She loved traveling, especially to New Jersey where she stayed with cousins for many years. She later moved back to Ty Ty for a few years. Later in life, she resided in Odum with her nephew and niece, Ardice and Geneva McWhorter. Fannie would cook, clean, do laundry and several things to assist Ardice and Geneva.
Fannie married Willie Lee Russell and became a stepmother to five beautiful children. She became a member of St. James Methodist Church where she served on the Culinary Ministry.
Fannie was called home to rest from all her labor on October 16, 2020. She was preceded in death by he father, Pink Ingram, mother, Catherine Carter-Perry, sister, Thewanda Thomas, and brother, Bob Pettiford.
Fond memories of Fannie will be cherished by her husband, Willie Lee Russell, children, Thaddeus Russell, Willie Russell Jr. (Jennifer), Calvin Russell (Wanda), Latoya Solomon (DeRobertis), and Christi Russell, siblings, Eva Ruth Woods, Janie Brown, Patricia Ogden (Alfred), Nita Ruth Ludden, Ernestine Wilkes, Betty Carmichael, and Garland Ingram, special grandson, DJ Solomon, special friend, Betty Lawton. She also leaves to cherish her memory seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Rachel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Douglas Stinson giving the eulogy. A family repast followed at the Russell Home.
Active pallbearers were Lonnie Hodges, Brian Shinhoster, Kevin Mitchell, Bobby Wooten, Ardice McWhorter and Eddie Barron.
Musical selections were rendered by Minister Peggy Fletcher and Ty Ty Family.
Professional services were entrusted to C. M. Brown Funeral Home.