Garnet Ann Russell

Published 10:14 am Monday, May 14, 2018

Garnet Ann Russell was born to Garland and Ethel Weber on Aug. 11, 1943, in New Orleans.

Garnet Ann Russell

She passed away with her daughters by her side on May 4, 2018, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility in Stockton, Missouri.

PeeWee graduated from Destrehan High School in 1962 where she enjoyed being a pep squad leader and playing powder puff football as #88. She moved to New Orleans and went to cosmetology school where she became a beautician. She later worked at a tobacco warehouse for ten years processing orders.

PeeWee married her true love, Albert, on Oct. 22, 1979. After 40 years living in New Orleans, the city that she loved so much, she and her husband relocated to Stockton, Missouri, due to the devastating effect of Hurricane Katrina.

PeeWee was preceded in death by Albert Russell (husband), Gardenia “Butsy” Maurin (sister) and GJ Weber (brother).

PeeWee was a social butterfly who knew no stranger and said “I love you” to everyone. She enjoyed singing, dancing and most of all listening to her idol, Elvis. Being a spiritual and devout Roman Catholic, she can always be heard saying that she “prayed for family, friends and soldiers.”

PeeWee is survived by her brother, Gene Michael Weber and wife Barbara of Destrehan; daughters, Anne and Robin of Needmore, Missouri, and Penni and husband Charles Morgan of Blue Springs, Missouri; her grandchildren, Brenden and wife Casey Platt, and Loren Morgan; three nieces; a nephew; and a host of many other loving family members and friends.

I truly believe that she now is “In that number…when the saints go marching in.”

Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 13396 River Road in Destrehan. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. The Mass is at 11 a.m. with entombment following at the Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery.