Lena Mae Russ was born January 15, 1917 to the Walter Griders and Ida Jenkins.
She received Christ at the an early age and joined Mount Olive Baptist Church. She later moved to Dothan, Alabama and joined Patterson Street Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one daughter: Hattie Jackson.
She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter: Mary Beacham; seven brothers; three sisters; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren; one god-daughter: Nettie Johnson; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends