Joan Braden Russell, age 78, of Speedwell passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. She was a member of Bradens Chapel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents: Oscar and Winnie Hopper Braden. Joan loved her family more than anything. She loved to read, and read her Bible daily. She was a devoted daughter and caregiver to her parents, and a devoted mother to her children. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her tremendous joy in life.


Daughters: Billie Jo (Chris) Ralston, Ginger (Frankie) Long

Son: Ron Russell

Grandchildren: Ashleigh (Jordan) Sexton, Abbie Watts, Amy (Jason) McCurry

Great-grandchildren: Jayden Sexton, Jacob McCurry

Family will receive friends Saturday 11-1 PM Cross-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Service 1 PM Cross-Smith Chapel, Rev. Bill Braden officiating. Interment to follow service at Bradens Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home