Mrs. Elsie Bloxom Russell, 86, wife of the late William A. Russell and a resident Cheriton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at Shore Healthcare and Rehab at Parksley. A native of Oyster, she was the daughter of the late Gerald T. Shrieves and the late Shirley Gladden Shrieves. She was a member of Travis Chapel United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two children, William Thomas Russell II and his wife, Anita, of Painter, and Kevin Russell and his wife, Rose, of Havre de Grace, Md.; three brothers, Bill Shrieves, of Arizona, Jerry Shrieves, of Portsmouth, and Harry Shrieves, of Chincoteague; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Stephanie, Joshua, Jacob, and Jonathan; eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Antonio, Kaylle, Aubrey, Owen, Amelia, Heather, and Luke. In addition to her husband and parents, Elsie was predeceased by a sister, Bessie Shrieves, and a granddaughter, Carrie F. Russell.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 2:30 p.m., at Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Charles Peterson officiating. Interment followed in Cape Charles Cemetery. Family joined friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 41, Cheriton, VA 23316.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com