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Irma Ann (Smith) Russell of New Orleans departed this life on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the age of 82. She is the daughter of the late Emma Allen, of Vacherie and Preston Smith, of New Orleans. Once married to and divorced from the late Harry Russell, Jr. She is the beloved mother of the late Kerry D. Russell, her older son. Irma is survived by and honored to this day by her younger son, Harry A. Russell; two daughter-in-law's, Carla S. and Stephanie B. Russell; four grandchildren Antione Russell, Erin Whitson, Karyn and Kerry Russell; two great grandchildren, Morgan and Robyn Whitson; and one grandson-in-law, Jordan Whitson and a host of other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Baptist Memorial Hospital now Ochsner Baptist Hospital, where she worked for over 30 years as a nurse; SUNO School of Social Work and SUNO, The Medical Team, Ochsner Pre-Service, Loyola and Loyola Law School are invited to attend an 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 4230 S Broad Street, New Orleans, LA. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment: St. Vincent #2 Cemetery in the Our Lady of Lourdes Mausoleum. Service is entrusted to D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave.