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On August 18, 2017, Inspector: Mr. Whitfield completed an unannounced routine inspection of our Funeral Home & Crematory (Lawrenceville Crematory).  Upon the completion of over 40 different Rules cited by the State Board of Funeral Service.   Byrd & Flanigan  Crematory and Funeral Service is honored to announce we had no Violations cited or Fines Levied.  We are committed to the families we serve, at the highest level to a dedicated Profession.  These inspection reports are displayed in our lobby for the public to review.

Welcome to the memorial page for

Nell Russell

April 6, 1923 ~ July 28, 2017 (age 94)

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Nell Russell, 94, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, July 28, at Gwinnett Extended Care Center.  She was born in Tacoma, Washington on April 6, 1923 to Victor and Tone Christine Bjorklund.  Nell married Thomas J. Russell in 1947 and began the life of a military (United States Air Force) wife living in Colorado, Japan, Florida, South Carolina, New Mexico, and her beloved Washington State.  She moved to Georgia is 1978 to be near her children. Nell was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; sons, Patrick and Kevin; and precious great-grandbabies, Wyatt and Dustin Janos.   She is survived by Robin (Steve) Darsie, Toni (William) Martinez, Vickie Frost, Vanessa Russell, Michael (Pauline) Russell, Kelly Williams, and Lori Russell; brother, Raymond (Betty) Bjorklund; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Services will be private. Special thanks to the nurses, caregivers, and staff at Gwinnett Extended Care Center and Gentiva Hospice.  Arrangements by Byrd & Flanigan Crematory and Funeral Service Lawrenceville, GA. (770)962-2200

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