Kathy Lea Russell, 53, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.Mrs. Russell was born in Atlanta, to the late Fred and Mary McMickle. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who successfully homeschooled her daughters and also enjoyed gardening and pottery.Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Curtis V. Russell; daughters, Kelsey (Jonathan) Boling, of Chattanooga and Alexandra S. Russell, of East Ridge; granddaughter, Charis A. Boling; sisters, Patricia M. Davis, of Ringgold, Ga., and Karen A. McMickle, of Ooltewah.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the funeral home with Dale Lovelady officiating.Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.Memorial donations may be made to Tennessee Donor Services (1600 Hayes Street, Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37203 ATTN: Family Care Department).Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.