Sheila Russell
Funeral Date: 7/25/2013

Sheila Reana Russell age 56, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Friday, July 19, at home. She was born June 26, 1957 in Warren, Arkansas a daughter of the late Paul O. Gates and Emma Jo Hargis Gates. She was a graduate of Mills High School, a member of Archview Baptist Church and a administrative assistant for New York Life Insurance Company. Surviving is a daughter Simone Russell, Little Rock, Arkansas; 2 brothers Rickey Gates, Deer, Arkansas and Rex Gates, Little Rock, Arkansas. She was also preceded in death by a brother Philip Wayne Gates. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Charles Cauley officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Karen Simmons. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls. Active pallbearers were Scott Gates, Michael Gates, Jason Gates, Larry Hall, Randy Hall and Ricky Fone. Honorary pallbearers were Colorado Barnard and Noel Hugg. Memorials preferred The Union Hill Cemetery Association C/O Joyce Vickers Bradley 53, Hermitage AR 71647.



Name: Allison Hall Kelley
Message: Simone, Rickey, Rex, and Family: Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother/sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Eddie Waters
Message: I will miss u, because u were like a sister to me. Much love to family,Eddie & Rebecca Waters

Name: nekkia waters
Message: You will be missed. I enjoyed having conversation with you, and your great hospitality, you showed me when I come visit

Name: Derrick Waters
Message: You will be miss. R.I.P

Name: Simone Russell
Message: Mom I miss you so much and I cant wait to see you!My life will not be the same without you!You were all I had and now I feel so empty!We had good and bad times but you always were always still by my side!I hope that you are proud of me cause I knew your wishes for your funeral and I stuck with them!I know that when I had that car wreck that even though you left that day you were with me cause I was not hurt!This is hard on me mom cause it was so sudden but I am still gonna make you proud of me!Love you!I will see you again 1 day but not to soon!

Name: Mark Riley
Message: My sincerest sympathy goes out to the whole Gates/Russell family. I especially want to tell Rickey how sorry I am. It has been a long time since we met in the 7th grade. I remember Sheila as your "little sister". I know she will be missed all. Mark

Name: Jay Garner
Message: My Sincerest Sympathy R.I.P.

Name: Don Smith
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Judy McBryde
Message: Simone, All my heartfelt sympathy to you and your loved ones on the loss of your dear Momma. As you know, she & I worked together at NYL for many years & were good, close friends. I will miss her laughter & her smile. She was a special lady to know & spend time around and she loved you so very, very much. I'll remember her always. I am so sorry I cannot attend her service but my husband is quite ill & cannot be left alone. Do know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. Warm thoughts & love, Judy Mc

Name: Yvette Hines
Message: Simone and family, thoughts & prayers

Name: Kristy YARBERRY
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God be with you in your time of need.

Name: Steve & Derenda Hill
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God bless you all.

Name: Dale Smith
Message: Simone, We have been Best Friends for 21 years. We have been through so much together. ALOT! I am at a loss for words. So many memories of you, Your Mama and myself have raced through my mind. I remember when she bought a new car once, She let me drive and said "DD why are you drivin so slow? get this car down the road!" Just so many memories. We sure have them. I know how much she meant to you, You two are a lot alike. Be proud of that. I've always thought of you as my Sister. I love you dearly and will always be right by your side. This is not going to be an easy journey but you have a lot of support. My own Mparents think of you as their daughter. You are not alone. Now nor will you ever be. Im so very sorry for this loss and I am here for you.

Name: Patty Smith
Message: Krystal, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers go out to you and your family. We need to get together and do "beans & wienies" again soon. Remember you are not alone, love you girl, (your other momma)

Name: Robin Colvert
Message: Simone, my heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. May God give you peace, strength and comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: sylvia wilson

Name: Janacia (Ree) (Russell) Day
Message: Hold on too God's unchanging hand.