Essie Lou Warren

Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Essie Lou Warren

Essie Lou Warren passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery with her family by her bedside.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at White Water Missionary Baptist Church in Troy with Pastor Thomas E Shipman officiating.  Internment will follow in the Communty Cemetery in Brundidge under the direction of George F Grubbs Funeral Home.

Mrs. Warren was born in Pike County on March 3, 1907 to the late George and Gussie Reeves.  At an early age, she joined the White Water Missionary Baptist Church, where she remained until her death.  She was united in holy matrimony to the late Dobbie Russell, Sr.

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Mrs. Warren was a long time resident of Brundidge.  When she moved into the Retirement Center along with her sister, Essie Mae Turner, they were side by side, 47 & 48.  They were both known for going shopping and eating.  Essie Lou was known well because of the way she wore her hats.  Sometimes, it looked like it was going to fall off, but it never did.  She was much loved and well respected by the young and old of the Brundidge Community.

Essie was preceded in death by her parents, George and Gussie Reeves; her siblings, Will, Pinkie Lee, Essie Mae, Jane, Willie Mae, Bessie Mae, Lucious, Elizabeth Bell, Lee and Waymond; her son, Ralph Russell; grandson, Willie J. Maynor; granddaughter, Diana Lynn Scheuermann; great-granddaughter, Rasheda La’trice Maynor; great-great-grandson, Deyonte Owens; nephew, Willie Dixon; and nieces, Elizabeth Lampley and Mary Jean.

She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted daughter, Sarah Maynor, Troy; her loving son, Dobbie Russell, Detroit, MI; grandchildren, Annette Barrow, Cleveland, OH, Betty (Willie) Flowers, Chicago, IL, Minnie Pearl (Clemmie) Pennington, Bobbie (Winston) Russell, Mary Helen Maynor, Sarah Ann Maynor, and Mary Ann Maynor, all of Troy, Deborah Scheuermann, Medena Wayne Scheuermann, Tanya Lynette Scheuermann, Debra Russell, Darrin Russell, all of Detroit, MI, and Ralph Scheuermann (Darlene), Crestview, FL; her nephews and nieces, Jimmie (Mary) Dixon, Geri Snell, Brundidge, Sally McGuire, East Orange, NJ, Ellouise (Elyose) Fleming, Landover Hills, MD; and Ann Thompson, Coffee County; Benjamin Reeves, Cleonia Reeves and Minnie Jewel Reeves, New York; twenty-one great grandchildren, twenty-four great great grandchildren, two great great great grandchildren; a devoted adopted grandchild, Shirley Saxby, Union Springs; and a host of other relatives and friends.