of Batesville, AR
March 15, 1933 - June 26, 2023
Laura Russell, 90, of Batesville passed away Monday, June 26, 2023. She was born March 15, 1933 in Rural Benton County, Arkansas to John Phillips and Edith Setser Phillips. Laura was a strong-willed, hardworking and fiercely independent woman of the Baptist faith. She worked for ConAgra for 22 years. She loved to read the Bible and mysteries, bake cakes and cookies, and sew dolls and quilts. She also enjoyed doing genealogy research. Survivors include her five sons, Jack Russell of Southside, Steve Russell (Brunhilda) of Germany, Terry Russell of Pleasant Plains, Mike Russell (Kim) of Pleasant Plains and David Russell (Joy) of Melbourne; daughter, Carmela Bryant of Batesville; brother, Butch Phillips (Connie) of Pleasant Plains; ten grandchildren, Christine Raper, Kenny Lackington, Joanna Moffit, Jeff Russell, Jana Tyson, Larry Michael Justice, Misty Dawn Russell, Ashley Russell, TaShayla Fears and Jordan Bryant; eighteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard Phillips; sisters, Mary Lamb, Lucille Dorsey, Anna Hyde and Lola Phillips; grandchildren, Sven Russell, John Hampton, David Allen Russell, Brandi Russell, Christopher Bryant and great-grandchild, Logan Bryant. Services will be private.
Mom I miss you so much I know your in heaven now young and well again my heart is broken but I know you'll always be with me in my heart and memories Love you so much.Goodbye and rest in peace.Love your son David
I love you and miss you, Aunt Laura. Rest in Peace â¤ï¸
You will be missed. You had a heart of gold. But you always told it like it was. I know Brandi, Christopher and baby Logan was with Jesus to meet you. Until we meet again. Watch over us all.
We sure miss u and love mom. Itâ€™s hard to let go. But I do know that you was so sick and hurting so bad. And u never complained about it. I know that ur in Heaven now healthy and happy. Until I see u again. I love you and Kim loves you and miss u so bad. We Love your son and daughter in law Kim. Russell
i miss you sm !! rest in heavenly peace
We are so sorry about Lauraâ€™s passing. She was a wonderful person and loved to tell me stories of her children and grand children. She always was positive. Many prayers for all of you. Janelle and Marvin Reeves
My thoughts and prayers ðŸ™ for all the family