Patricia “Diane” Russell, age 69, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, March 20, 2023 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.
Diane was born Wednesday, July 29, 1953 in Henderson County to the late Floyd Ballard and Wilma Cantrell Ballard. She was fierce, strong-willed, loving and stubborn. Diane lived and loved with all of her being.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-one years, David “Buster” Russell and a brother, Bobby Ballard.
Those who will cherish memories include her children, Kathy Sizemore (Phil) of Michigan, Donald Lee (Chris) of Maryland, Ronald Lee of Maryland and Dawn Bean (Kenneth) of Fairview, NC; brothers, Ricky Ballard of Rutherfordton and Randy Ballard of Maryland; friends “family”, Jessica Brackett, Shannon Leach, Cheryl Stewart; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
A day of celebration to honor Diane’s life will take place on Saturday, March 25th.