Catherine Russ Weeks

February 12, 1921 - November 25, 2012
Catherine Russ Weeks

Catherine Russ Weeks, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by “her girls” on Sunday November 25, 2012 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter in Wilmington.

She was born February 12, 1921 in Shallotte, N.C., daughter of the late Etta Leona Tripp Russ and Luther Thomas Russ. She was preceded in death by her son, Luther Morris Weeks, brother, Luther Thomas Tripp, Jr, and sisters, Cassie Farmer, Charlotte Noack, and Harriet Pylant, grandson Michael Shannon Weeks, sons-in-laws Earl Wells Jr., and Johnny Johnson.

She was married to the late Morris Caldwell Weeks and they had five children. She kept a watchful eye on them as they began to grow by beginning her career in the Cafeteria at Forest Hills School. She later spent many years at the Dixie Restaurant in downtown Wilmington and at the Neptune Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her four daughters, Jo Etta Weeks and Cassie Weeks of the home, Susie Wells of Burgaw and Libby Johnson of Cleveland, Tenn. Also remembered is daughter-in-law Jane Weeks. She was a loving “Nannie” to grandchildren, Ted Weeks, Jerry Johnson (Denise), Jodie Taylor, and Scott Wells (Shannon); to great-grandchildren, Brooke Weeks, Jerry Johnson III, and Savannah Wells; and to her special nieces and their children. In addition, she was an adopted mother and grandmother to many of her children’s and grandchildren’s friends.

Until her health failed her, she attended Devon Park United Methodist Church and loved both her church family and her pastor, William Pearsall for their unfailing prayers, cards and visits.

The family will be at the home of Jo Etta and Cassie.

Services will be private.

The family was overwhelmed by the personal service received from the entire staff at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and would like memorials to be directed
in her memory, 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, N.C. 28401 or Devon Park United Methodist Church 3403 Winston Blvd. Wilmington, N.C. 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • November 28, 2012
    Judy Duncan says:
    So sorry about you mother. You know from my heart I understand. Do not have your phone or address to contact you. Know that my prayers are with you.

  • November 27, 2012
    Erick Apsitis says:
    May God Bless "Nannie"!May God surround her and comfort her during her transition into thy Father's House. She is/was and will always be by "Grandmother"! The entire Apsitis Family would like to extend our sympathy to the Entire Weeks Family @ this time. With Loving Sympathy & Admiration, Erick Apsitis & Family

  • November 26, 2012
    Sandy Rooks says:
    Susie and Family, Know that you are in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. As He promised, He is our God and will be our comfort. Mary Anna and Sandy

  • November 26, 2012
    RICK WATKINS says:
    GREAT NANIE,SHARP AS A TACK SHE WILL ME MISSED BY ALL THAT NEW HER!

  • November 26, 2012
    Suzi Gutsin says:
    A gem. A wonderful friend. A strong woman with a huge heart. I miss her already and I am better for having known her. Love to you all. Suzi.