Eunice Gloria Allen Russell

Date of Death: October 06, 2019

Eunice Gloria Allen Russell, 82, of Lexington, Kentucky, widow of Rev. Dr. George L. Russell, died Oct. 6, 2019. 

She was born on Dec. 18, 1936, in Philadelphia, Mississippi. She claimed Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age. Eunice attended Hopewell School in Philadelphia from grades K-12. From there she obtained her bachelor’s degree in education at Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Eunice went on to receive her master’s at Auburn University.

She faithfully attended churches that her husband pastored, most notably, in her later years, Wesley United Methodist. She was also a member of Trinity Hill United Methodist Church when her husband transitioned from pastoring to an administrative post with the UMC. Rev. Russell died in 2012. 

She was a member of organizations such as the United Methodist Women, Top Ladies of Distinction, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Her hobbies included collecting and wearing beautiful hats and sending cards to ones who deserved thanks or needed condolences. The Fayette County school system employed Eunice, who taught at Stonewall Elementary and Tates Creek Elementary. She was also employed at the University of Kentucky, where she tutored prospective college students. 

The Russells were married for 52 years, having one child, William S. Russell. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Kirkland; her father, Bishop L. Scott Allen; and her brother, Donald Evans. Eunice leaves to cherish her memory her son and his wife, Serina; a grandson, William George Levi Russell II; brothers Charles and George Evans; as well as a host of cousins, friends, and other relatives.

Milward Funeral Directors was entrusted with arrangements. The funeral was held Oct.r 18, 2019, at Wesley UMC.