Born on June 6, 1923
VICTORIA - Fernanda "Nankie" Russell passed away on 16 April 2013. She was born in Antwerp, Belgium on June 6, 1923. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Floyd Russell, Jr., her parents, Maria Elst Heykers and Theodoor Heykers, three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her son, Floyd Russell III, two grandchildren, Floyd Russell IV and Tiffany Cherise Russell, and nieces and nephews.
Nankie was a World War II bride. She married Captain Floyd Russell, Jr. on August 9, 1947. Nankie was employed by the Victoria Independent School District for 31 years.
A Rosary will be recited on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 1.30 pm at Colonial funeral Home with the Funeral Service to follow at 2 pm. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross or the Disabled American Veterans Organization.