Velma Stanley Russell loving known as “Lil ba”was called home to her eternal rest on December 29, 2017 at Presbyterian Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. She was born September 18, 1927 to the late Samuel E. Stanley and Charity Harris Stanley in Wilson, NC.
Velma was married to the late Willie Russell. She leaves to mourn her daughters, Denise Russell, Mechele Morales of Norfolk, VA and A son Renaldo Russell of Brooklyn, NY, ten Grand Children, 18, Great Grand Children and 1 Great Great Grand Child and 1 sister Ruth Jones of Pemberton, NJ.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Veberly Russell, Grandson, Kimson Russell, 3 brothers, Willie Anderson, Wade Stanley, Edward Stanley and 6 sisters, Essie Stanley, Lula Mae Woodard, Marie Stanley, Esther Norris, Ruby Lewis, and Delores Stanley.