August 12, 1929 - Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Virginia Lee Russell, 90, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Nelson County, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at The Scott Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lakeland, Florida, after a brief illness. Virginia was born on August 12, 1929, in Schuyler, (Nelson County) a daughter of the late James Madison Tinnell and Madeline Johnson Tinnell. She attended and graduated from Nelson County High School, was a retired Bookkeeper and Secretary of 41 years with the Overnite Trucking Company in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. A.C. "Pete" Russell pastor of the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Lovingston; and her brother, James E. Tinnell Jr. Virginia was a devoted, loving, caring, and dedicated wife and mother and was an active member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Virginia traveled many a mile with the Rev. Pete in support of his musical talent and was his biggest fan in the church pews during his delivery of hundreds of services. Virginia and Pete were truly a blessing to Oak Hill Baptist Church during his many years as their minister. Virginia is survived by her loving and dedicated daughter, Patricia "Pat" Spalding of Lakeland, Florida; and her large extended family in Nelson County. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at her and the Rev. Pete's church, Oak Hill Baptist Church in Lovingston, with Pastor John P. Campbell and Pastor Bryan Painter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery beside her beloved husband, Pete. Patricia will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church social hall and suggests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Oak Hill Baptist Church, 248 Davis Creek Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949. Due to state guidelines all safety precautions shall be followed at the church and the funeral home. Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA 22949, (434) 263-4097. Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel 828 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949
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