Kaylah Webb Russ

February 19, 1999 - May 7, 2022
Kaylah Webb Russ


Kaylah Webb Russ 23, of Leland, NC died Saturday, May 7, 2022, at her home.

Kaylah was born in Wilmington on February 19, 1999, to her parents Kerwyn Dean and Tara Chauntel Webb Russ. She was Valedictorian of her high school (Wilmington early college) and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from UNC-Wilmington and was an RN in CVICU at Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and attended the Leland Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was described as someone whose, “Bright smile was infectious, and she shined like a bright star to everyone who knew or encountered her”. Preceding her in death are her paternal grandparents Rufus and Deloris Smith Russ and paternal great-grandmother Hannah Jane Sidberry.

Surviving in addition to parents are brothers Kameron Russ and Kaleb Russ; sisters Khaliah Russ (Luke Hurley) and Denesha McCoy; maternal grandparents Russell and Judith Willis; maternal great-grandmother Sarah Jane Webb; Paternal great-grandfather Albert Sidberry, uncles CY Webb Sr. (Diane), aunts Vicki J. Njoroge, Mona Sidberry-Hankins (Roderick), Lucille Sidberry Benjamin (Cedric), La’thanya Russ, Yolanda Russ Bivins (Scott). She was also beloved to her secondary family; Dennis and Melissa King and Krystal Lynn Gillette as well as a host of cousins, spiritual family, and friends.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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  • August 01, 2022
    Khaliah Webb Russ says:
    I love you sissy. Always.

  • August 01, 2022
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  • May 13, 2022
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  • May 13, 2022
    Anna Scarborough says:
    I will always remember Kaylah's kindness, grace, and amazing taste in music. I can't find the words to say how sorry I am for the loss of such a beautiful soul. Rest in paradise, Kaylah

  • May 13, 2022
    Margaret Everett says:
    Since we met in middle school you have been a complete ray of sunshine and positive energy, especially when you would show that beautiful smile. Please know you are loved and truly missed by everyone you touched with your light. Sending peace, love, and blessings to your family ❤️ I love and miss you Kaylah.