Celesta L. Herrell, 84, of Loudon, passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, May 22, 2019, surrounded by family.

She was of the Baptist faith and retired from National Can Company in 1980. She was a caregiver for many years, helping people in their time of need. She enjoyed gospel music, gardening and was very devoted to her family.

Mrs. Herrell was preceded in death by her husband, Luther D. Herrell; parents, Floyd Henry and Nellie Russell; sisters, Hazel Glass and Joyce Smallen; and brothers, James Roscoe “JR” Russell and Clifford Eugene Russell.

She is survived by her son, Barney (Carolyn) Herrell; grandchildren, Brian (Caitlin) Herrell, Adele (Sean) Sensing, Irene (Brad) Maul and Kevin Herrell; three great-grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Catherine Shuman; siblings, Edward (Paula) Russell, Fayda (David) Jennings and Joe Russell; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A special "thank you" goes to caregivers Anne McConkey, Crystal Whitmire and JoAnn Arden.

Services were held May 25, 2019, at Loudon Funeral Home and Cremations. Online condolences may be extended to the family by visiting www.loudonfuneralhome.net.