Charlotte Ann Russell
March 21, 1934 – December 30, 2014
Charlotte Ann Russell of St Leonard, Maryland, passed away December 30, 2014
at the Washington Hospital Center. Charlotte was the beloved wife for 58 years
of Morgan E. Russell, devoted mother to Gregory Morgan Russell (and his wife,
Tracie) and proud and loving grandmother to Jessa Ann Russell. Born to Tony
Horsmon and Helen Jones Horsmon of Prince Frederick, Charlotte was not only
a lifelong resident of Calvert County, but a lifelong member of the business
community; first working in the Horsmon family business of Prince Frederick
Motors and later as Owner and Operator of Morgan E. Russell, Inc. along side of
her husband. She was graduated from Calvert High School in 1952 and went on
to receive her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. She taught throughout the Calvert County public school system until 1960. Greg later joined the family business where Charlotte continued to work until her passing.
One of ten Horsmon children, Charlotte is also survived by her brother, Vernon;
numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends. Of special note, her niece, Casey
Stonestreet, worked by her side at the business. Charlotte found special comfort
knowing she was considered a second mother by her nieces and nephews, Jessica Lynn Kilby,
Valerie Linnae Russell, Debra Elaine Peyton and her sister Sandy, Bonnie Lee Horsmon, Glenn Horsmon, Jr., Dell Horsmon, Eddie “Mac” Horsmon, and Roberta Harrison.
When away from the office, Charlotte enjoyed being outdoors working in the
yard and garden with Morgan, crabbing, attending rodeos and polocrosse events
with Jessa, and taking care of the many animals adopted over the years by Greg.
On weekend afternoons, she loved rooting for any Terrapin team, the Orioles,
the Cowboys and especially the Ravens.
With enthusiasm, Charlotte supported her local community by donating to
the Calvert County Humane Society, various other charities and volunteer fire
departments, youth clubs and especially to The Calverton School of which she
and Morgan were Founding Members. Jessa, having attended Calverton since
pre-K, will be graduated with the Class of 2016. Charlotte was a member of St.
Pauls Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015