Verona Collins Russell
Verona Collins Russell
  • March 30, 1920 - April 24, 2017
  • Cary, North Carolina

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Verona "Peggy" Collins Russell, 97, of Cary, passed away on April 24, 2017 at Pruitt Health in Raleigh after suffering a broken hip.

She was the daughter of Alexander and Harriet Collins. She was a graduate of Green Hope School and an employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp. from 1954 until 1980. She is preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Melvin "Runt" and four brothers: Melvin, Jasper, John, and Elmer.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Pritchard; two grandchildren, Mike Dixon and wife, Phyllis, and Michelle Pritchard; three great-grandchildren, Victoria Edwards, Hannah Edwards, and Daniel Dixon; three sisters, Helen Gooch, Jennie Riddle, and Carolyn Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to caregivers Michelle Turner, Wilney Velarde, Pat Hill, and Maggie Green. She loved all of you. Also, many thanks to all at Pruitt Health for all of your love and concern.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Good Hope Baptist Church in Cary with a Funeral Service to take place at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

May she rest in the arms of the Lord forever.