BAMBERG -- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Joyner Russell, 71, of Bamberg, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Funeral services for Mrs. Russell will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the Spring Branch Baptist Church, 833 Deacon Road Bamberg, SC 29003, with the Rev. Troy Peterson and the Rev. Eddie Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Russell was born March 19, 1948, in Bamberg County to the late Jesse Joyner and the late Lila Gunnells Joyner.

She was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. She loved to bake cakes and pies. She loved and adored her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth (Janet) Russell; grandchildren, Glennda (Cody) Cain; great-grandchildren, Kyleah, Morgyn, and Colten Cain; five sisters, Bonnie Folk, Gail Sharpe, Christine (Richard) English, Carrie Sanders (Oscar Verdugo), Shirley (Cecil) Love; three brothers Harvey (Janet) Joyner, George Lee (Terri) Joyner, Thomas (Cindy) Joyner; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn Russell; father-in-law, Mervin Russell; and mother-in-law, Bonnie Russell.

Memorials can be sent to Spring Branch Baptist Church, 833 Deacon Road, Bamberg, SC 29003.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 5, 2019, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Cooner Funeral Home, LLC, 287 McGee St., Bamberg, SC 29003.

Cooner Funeral Home, LLC, (www.coonerfuneralhome.com) 287 McGee St., Bamberg, SC 29003.

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