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Odessa May Russell

February 9, 1919 — November 21, 2022

Levelland

Odessa May Russell

Odessa May Russell, 103, of Levelland passed from this life on November 21, 2022.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Krestridge Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at First Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

She was born February 9, 1919 in Hereford to Jasper Ellis and Ella May Wyatt Cockrell.  Odessa married Edgar E. Russell on December 8, 1939.

During WWII, Odessa worked in a factory in California making shells for bombs while Ed was in the Navy.  Later she worked for Dr. J.C. Wilmon and for Texas Electric.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.  Odessa enjoyed Home Demonstration Club and playing 42 with friends.  She and Ed had a travel trailer and loved traveling all over the United States.  Fishing and visiting family and friends were what they enjoyed.

Odessa was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Russell; parents; brother, J.W. Cockrell of Chico, California and sister, Audrey Chambliss of Seattle, Washington.

She is survived by her daughter, Bettye K. (Don) Stafford; sister, Glennis Frost of Abilene; grandsons, Brad (Mary) Stafford of Navasota and Mike (Amie) Stafford of Levelland; great grandsons, Curt Stafford of Odessa, Matt Stafford of Midland and Kyle Stafford of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and great granddaughters, Kayla Stafford (Luke) Holder of Texas City, Mahalie Stafford of Lubbock and Maddie Stafford of Levelland.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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Interment

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Starts at 3:00pm (Central time)

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