Mrs. Sarah Elaine Dalton Russell, 73, of Statesville, N.C., departed this life on Monday, November 6, 2023, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. She was born in Iredell County on June 28, 1950, and was the daughter of the late Edward Dalton and Mary Lois Griffin Dalton.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William Griffin; and her sisters, Kaye Frances Dalton and Betty Moore.

Sarah was a graduate of Morningside High School. She furthered her education at Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Usher Board and a Deacon. Sarah will be truly missed by all.

She leaves to cherish the memories of her life her two sons, Theodore Dalton and Chauncey Russell, both of Statesville; her daughter, Rashida Russell of the home; a brother, James (Sarah Elaine) Dalton; six grandchildren, Essence Holland, Cierra Morrison, Zein Stark, Rashad Russell, Anya Dalton, and Bella Dalton; four great grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, church family, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services for Mrs. Sarah Elaine Russell will be conducted Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Reverend Claude Forehand will be officiating and Reverend J. W. Brunson will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow at the Belmont Cemetery. Members of the family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church.

Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary, Statesville, is serving the Russell family.

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