Jerry Russell, 70, entered his Heavenly home, Thursday, August, 12, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC. He waited at the gates of Heaven for his devoted wife, Diane to join him.  


Jerry was a native of Moore County and a graduate of North Moore High School. He was a Deputy for the Moore County Sheriff Department and became one of the first School Resource Officers for Moore County. He loved the interaction with the students and gave them a lot of encouragement.  He later started his own drywall business, continuing until his retirement. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Jerry liked being outdoors, hunting and fishing any time he could. He was a sports fan and loved his Carolina Tar Heels. He was a son of the late Herman and Montie Mae Russell. 


Jerry is survived by son: Scott Russell and wife Carrie; daughter: Terri Russell; grandchildren: Hannah, Caitlyn, Caroline, Alex;  sister: Sandra Stephenson; brothers: Jimmy Russell (Linda), Larry Russell (Karen); many nieces, nephews and friends.


Funeral Service for the beloved couple will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Crossroads  Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Reverend Curtis Barbery and Reverend Darrell Williams officiating.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   The body will lie in repose in the church, beginning at 12:30 pm.


The family will receive friends from 2 PM -7 PM, August 18, 19, and 20, 2021 at the home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made and sent to: Hannah Russell College Fund, P.O. Box 813, Robbins, NC 27325.


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the  Russell Family.


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  1. My deepest sympathy to Jerry’s family. We were classmates and graduated from North Moore High School in 1968. Always a great guy with a smile.

  2. Dear family, so sorry for your loss. Jerry been a friend for a long time. I remember riding horses when we were young. May God bless and comfort you during this time. Paula Garner Lineberry

  3. Prayers for the family!! We are so sorry for your loss…we have known Jerry for many years and will be praying for Scott and Terri🙏🙏

  4. Dear Scott, Terri, Hannah & family,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Jerry and Dianne have been such special friends and they both will be missed. You’re family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you all,
    Debbie Dianne Barbery Glisson

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I know they are celebrating in heaven and we will be the ones crying here on earth. My prayers for Terri and Scott and the rest of the family.

    • Have known Diane most of my life and knew Jerry too. Diane was my second cousin. Our Grandmothers were sisters! Rosa Maness and Mattie Ritter. Went to many of a Ritter Reunion. Was such a shock to hear of her passing and also Jerry earlier that day! My prayer is for God’s grace and peace for the family and know, without a doubt, we will see them again on the streets of Gold, singing with her beautiful voice praises to God and him hollering “Hallelujah!”

  6. Scott, TerriLynn and family,
    May the memories of your parents bring you great comfort as you go through this difficult journey. You are all in our prayers. Remember The Love of God is greater far than man can understand and that your parents are rejoicing in Heaven with The Lord.

  7. Prayers for Scott, TerriLynn and family, ….may Gods grace and presence comfort you, until that glorious day when the Roll calls us all home…RIP!

  8. Praying for all the family !!
    Both Jerry and Diane will be greatly missed !!
    Will see them both again one day !!

  9. So sorry for your loss, Jerry and Diane were dear friends, our prayers are with you,
    Pastor William Saunders and Mary

  10. So saddened to here I have lost another class mate and a good friend. They both did so much good in the time they were here. Will be missed by all that knew them. Praying for the family

  11. My mother Louvene and I are so sorry for your Loss.Dianne and Jerry were such a special couple .May God give you peace knowing they are with our Lord Prayers for your family.

  12. Sending love and prayers to this sweet family. Jerry and I were really good friends,we rode motorcycles together and talked all things UNC . So thankful to have seen him a few weeks ago for lunch and catch up. I will miss you friend but I know you are happy! See you soon! Brenda Garner Pickler NM class of 1968.

  13. Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. May you all reach out for God’s grace to give you comfort,peace,and strength. We love you all. Rev Tim and Jan Strider

  14. Gods Word says “There’s rejoicing in Heaven at the death of the Saints” Today there was a double celebration.

    Love Sammy and Connie McNeill

  15. Sorry for their Loss and will continue to pray for the family . I worked with Jerry back in the 70’s. Love and prayers Philip and Pam Garner

  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mike and I were so blessed to be able to have met both Jerry and Diane when we moved to Robbins. They welcomed us warmly as their new neighbors and never hesitated to give us some tips and information about the community that they loved so much.

  17. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. “And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed” Deuteronomy 31:8

  18. We are so sad for the loss of Jerry. He was a great friend and was so much fun to be around. Our prayers and love are with you, Scott and Terri

  19. So sorry for the lost of two wonderful people. They became friends many years ago when we lived in Robbins. I loved to hear Diane sing

  20. My prayers are for the family, that God give you comfort….Jerry was a nice person, we will miss him, but we know he is with his Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ…

  21. Praying for you all. May Jesus wrap you in his loving arms and give you comfort and peace at this time.

  22. Praying for you all. May Jesus wrap you in his loving arms and give you comfort and peace at this time.

  23. With Heart-Felt Sympathy, Love and Prayers 🙏 for all the family. Jerry and Diane were such a special couple. They will sorely be missed by everyone that knew them. Diane is now singing with the angels. We will see them again one day.

  24. With my deepest sympathy.I can’t even imagine the heart break u r going through. I am so sorry. They both was loved by everyone that knew them. You all are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the coming days.

  25. So sorry for your loss. Jerry finished our sheetrock in 1997 & we always loved to hear Diane sing! They will be greatly missed! Love & Prayers, Tommy & Cindy Forrest

  26. Jimmy, Larry, Sandy, Scott, Terri, Hannah and family,
    Kim and I are so grieved for you all in you loss of Jerry and Diane. Speaking of them must be as one for they were committed to each other. They were so kind and helpful to all they met. I am grateful to them for their encouragement to me in my educational career. Family was the center of their lives but their Christian faith was key in all they did. They will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms now in your grief and in the days to come. We love you. Bruce and Kim Williams

  27. One of the first people I met in Robbins was Jerry. He did all the drywall finishing on the Live Project house at North Moore high school. We became friends and still worked for me on small jobs when I needed him. He loved the lord and his family. A fine man and will be missed.

  28. So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We are all praying for the Family. Jerry was such a good man and will surely be missed. Heaven has gained two Angels this week for sure.

    Love and Prayers
    Ricky & Gail Smith

  29. We are so deeply saddened for the loss of Jerry and Diane, Our Love and Prayers go out to the family.

  30. Love and prayers for peace and comfort during this very difficult time from your Heavenly Father 💙🙏✝️🎶

  31. Terri, Hannah, Scott and Family,
    How precious and fitting it is that Jerry and Diane went to their heavenly home together, but oh how my heart breaks for you and all their loved ones and friends who will miss them here on earth. The love, sweet smiles and testimonies they shared with others will always be remembered.
    I will always remember how supportive Jerry was to Jimmy during his illness….how he would visit, talk, and always cheer him up! They would laugh together and sometimes cry together, but it was always a good time spent together as friends! They shared a lot of good memories together for sure, and I can only imagine the great time they are having in heaven! Oh what a great reunion day it will be for all of us one day. Keep that thought near your heart in the time to come. Love you all and praying for you. 🙏

  32. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. We were blessed with fond memories of Jerry during softball games. A great friend we will miss.
    The Harold and Pat Clark family
    Psalms 116:15

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