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Nancy Diane (Russell) Russell-McClendonAugust 29, 1958 ~ June 11, 2017 (age 58)
Nancy Diane Russell-McClendon was born August 29, 1958 to Annette (Russell) Stewart and Charlie Williams in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She departed this life on Sunday, June 11, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at Canterbury Nursing and Rehab Center.
Nancy confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized by the late Rev. John Dixon of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She graduated from South Side High School, in Fort Wayne, Indiana and continued her education by attending International Business College; before embarking on an occupational career with Lincoln Life Insurance Company.
Nancy was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor James W. Kizer; where she served on the Missionary Board, until her health began to fail. She enjoyed listening to "old school' music especially, Earth, Wing and Fire. She also craved watching comedy shows on TV such as Martin, Sanford and Son and Good Times.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, William K. "Bill" McClendon; mother, Annette Stewart; son, Cedric Lynn Gaulden; daughter, Nakia Diane Gaulden; granddaughter, Camiah Lynn Gaulden all of Fort Wayne; brothers, William (Cynthia) Russell of Merced, CA, Gary Stewart, Jerome Russell and Andrew Upshaw all of Fort Wayne; sister, Margaret Stewart-Brownlee of Atlanta, GA; special friend, Edna Morgan White of Fort Wayne; and a host nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery