Wilhelmina Annette Russell

December 17, 1940 - January 31, 2022
Wilhelmina Annette Russell

Wilhelmina Annette Russell 81, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born on December 17, 1940 to Robert and Mabel Woodcock Farrar in Wilmington, NC.

Wilhelmina was predeceased by her parents, brother Wayne Farrar; husband Ernest Russell and great-grandson Michael Paul Zurcher, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter Donna Russell; sons Ernest Russell (Christina), Mark Russell (Wyndi), Wesley Russell (Kimberly), Tracy Russell (Angela); brother Robert Farrar (Carla); sister Patricia Taylor; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Wilhelmina had a love for Elvis and was one of his biggest fans. Collecting lots of memorabilia over many years. She was a hard worker all her life and leaves behind many friends with her Bedford Fair Family. Her greatest enjoyment was the love she had for her family and the many memories that were made. She will be missed by many!

A celebration of life will be held at 2pm on Friday, February 4, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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  • February 02, 2022
    Jane Crowder says:
    Please accept our condolences in the passing of your grandmother. May God’s love be with you all during this difficult time. Jane Crowder Leland,NC

  • February 02, 2022
    Jane Crowder says:
    Please accept our condolences in the passing of your grandmother. May God’s love be with the family during this difficult time. Jane Crowder Leland , NC

  • February 02, 2022
    Debbie Shepard Frasl says:
    I am so sorry for y'all's lose. She was a good person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • February 03, 2022
    Tina MurraySimpson says:
    Willie was a sweet lady. We worked together at Bedford Fair for several years. She will be missed. Sending prayers and condolences to the family.

  • February 04, 2022
    Lorie & Barry Horne says:
    We are saddened by your loss, yet happy for your homecoming in heaven . Thank you so much for your open heart to our family ,especially our Jennifer & Bryson. Your kindness and wisdom will not be forgotten by us . Rest high on that mountain Many prayers for peace and comfort to your family . We will rejoice when we meet again.