Peggy Rae Bittick Russell, 86, of Bridge City, passed away July 20, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 23, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeremy Bradshaw, of Liberty Baptist Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Cleveland, on July 22, 1928, she was the daughter of Robert C. Bittick and Maude Iola Smith.

She was a graduate of Baylor University, and a longtime administrative secretary at Bridge City ISD. Peggy was a member of First Baptist Church in Port Arthur for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger W. Russell and her parents.

She is survived by her children, Steve Russell and wife, Kathy, Randy Russell and wife, Helen, Jana Cash and husband, Bob, Karen Bozman and husband, Bryan; grandchildren, Bonnie Roberts and husband, Phil, Lindy Stuckey and husband, Jason, Shelly Russell, Ryan Russell, Robyn Cash, Matthew Cash, Kristi Bozman, Russell Bozman; great-grandchildren, Levi Stuckey, Elias Stuckey, Sarah Stuckey and Katie Roberts.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Russell, Russell Bozman, Matthew Cash, Bryan Bozman, Jason Stuckey, Bob Cash and junior pallbearers will be Levi Stuckey and Elias Stuckey.

Our family is very thankful for the years of faithful service of caregiver Suzette Haynes in the care of our mom as well as Mindi Burns. We deeply appreciate the guidance and care of Gentiva Hospice in her final days.