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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  • May 13, 2022
    Stephanie Alford says:
    Sending my prayers and condolences to the family.

  • May 13, 2022
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  • May 14, 2022
    Bonita Moore says:
    Sorry for the loss of this bright young lady... Prayers of comfort to the family.

  • May 14, 2022
    Nikki Strawn says:
    Kaylah was one of the brightest students I had at Wilmington Early College High School. She was not just a great scholar, she had the most creative soul and beautiful heart. Kaylah was not only the valedictorian for her graduating class at WECHS but she also earned the Spanish Award from me for her class. She was talented in so many ways! Kaylah was so well-liked by everyone. She was funny, kind, witty, and just plain good energy to be around. I last saw Kaylah in 2019 on the UNCW campus. I was no longer teaching at WECHS and she was in her last year as a nursing student at UNCW. She gave me the biggest hug and smile and updated me on her exciting life plans. I told her I was so proud of her and so happy to have bumped into her. I wish I could have told her that more recently! Kaylah, I will be forever honored my life crossed with yours even if for a brief while. You are so loved and never forgotten. Wishing her family so much healing and peace.

  • May 15, 2022
    The Hampton Family says:
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ms. Sarah, and all of your family.