Brenda K. Russell

June 06, 1959 ‒ October 26, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Brenda K. Russell, 59, of Delaware, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born June 6, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Lealon and Charlotte (Lewis) Mitchell.

During high school she met the love of her life, Jimmy G. Russell, they settled in Delaware, Ohio and began their family. Brenda spent the next 40 years as a wife and mother, working for Walmart, Meijer, Comfort Inn and most recently Nationwide. Brenda “Nay” was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed but not forgotten.

She is survived by her daughters Michelle (Matthew) Mikesell, Jessica (Darrin) Manning; sons Shannon (Carissa) Russell, Steven (Diana) Russell; 10 grandchildren; mother Charlotte Lewis (Mitchell); brothers Charles Helton, Bobby Helton, and Michael Mitchell; sisters Jackie (Roy) Colwell.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy G. Russell, son Jimmy Russell, father Lealon Mitchell, brother Shannon Mitchell, and sisters Connie Helton and Donna Mitchell, along with many more relatives and friends.

Nay enjoyed being outdoors; she enjoyed hiking, camping, canoeing, parks, and Florida Vacations with family. Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren, and just spending time with them and having cookouts at Highbanks Park. She will be always be remembered for the loving, caring, but outspoken, feisty and stubborn person she was. That is simply who “Nay” was, she was “one of a kind” and could never be replaced.

Family and friends may call from 5:00- 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (Formerly 1510 West William Street), Delaware, Ohio 43015. Burial will be held at a later date.

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  • Michelle & Matthew,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I know how much you cared for her & how much she loved you and your girls. Just keep going on one day at a time realizing how much love and happiness you provided when she was with you.
    Sue Heston