Shirley Ann Hill Russell went home to the Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Huntsville, AL. Ann was born on September 8, 1940, in the Wiswell community of Calloway County. She graduated from Lynn Grove High School in 1958. She was a member of Hazel Baptist Church in Hazel, KY and Memorial Baptist Church in Murray, Ky. She was a wonderful and loving wife to her husband Ed and mother to her three girls. Ann was a career banker in Paris, TN, Murray, Ky, Oak Ridge, TN, Knoxville, TN, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA, and Panama City Beach, FL. Her most notable professional achievement was serving as the Vice President of Compliance for SunTrust Bank in Orlando and Atlanta. As a fully supportive mom, she attended tons of piano recitals, choir concerts, basketball and baseball games, and band contests. She was only a phone call away for her girls when they would call about a test or concern at college. She was a life-long Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan and would often call her girls when Kentucky was not faring well, yelling at the referees and the coach. She was an excellent seamstress and once made all the cheerleading uniforms for Hazel Elementary school where she was the President of the PTA.
Ann is survived by her brother, David Hill (Debbie) of North Port, FL, her daughters Krista Russell of Huntsville, AL, Brenna Kay Russell of Oak Ridge, TN and Karla Reeves (Jon) of Huntsville, AL, her grandchildren Amanda (Erik) Ellis, Matthew (Hallie) Cox, Jared Williams, Chris Williams, Matthew (Maggie) Reeves and Andrew (Samantha) Reeves, and her great-grandchildren Brianna, Caroline, and Grady; Nephews Robert (Amy) Russell, Donnie (Amy) Alley, Mickey Hill and Nieces Carol (Tim) Lindner, Kim (Joe) Burke, Stephanie (Rob) Pierce, multiple great nieces and nephews and her beloved Carin Terrier, Molly Bear.
Private services will be at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Panama City, FL where she will be interred with her husband, Edward. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Madison Animal Rescue Foundation at www.madisonARF.org or at MARF PO Box 2486, Madison AL 35758. Please include a note that it is in honor of Shirley Ann Hill Russell.