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Merlene Russell

April 28, 1961 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Merlene Russell Obituary

          Memorial services for Merlene Russell, 62, of Silsbee, will be held Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin.

          Ms. Russell was born on April 28, 1961, in Beaumont, Texas, to the late Charles Russell and Shirley (Larson) Russell, and died Monday, January 8, 2023.

          Ms. Russell loved her kids and grandkids, and they were her world. She always made sure to call them all on holidays and birthdays. Ms. Russell’s favorite holiday was Christmas. She really enjoyed her daughter’s homemade tortillas. Ms. Russell loved butterflies and the color purple.

        She is survived by her son, Berwyn Russell of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Andres Solis of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Swearingen of Silsbee; grandson, Cameron Trahan of Silsbee; grandson, Andres Solis, Jr. of Lufkin; grandson, Joshua Swearingen of Silsbee; grandson, Gaven Swearingen of Silsbee; grandson, Sergio Solis of Lufkin; grandson, Daniel Solis of Lufkin; granddaughter, Aria Solis of Lufkin; granddaughter, Alexis Hendricks Russell of Wichita, KS; and granddaughter, Hannah Erickson Russell of Baytown; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

         She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Melanie Doucett, Shelly Russell, Charlotte Russell, and Velinda Russell; and stepmother, Barbara Russell.

         Honorary pallbearers will be Landy Leo Trapp, Cameron Trahan, Berywn Russell, and Landy Andrews.

         Special memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741.

          Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors.


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Memorial Service
January 21, 2024

11:00 AM
Shafer Funeral Home
600 N. John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904-0353


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