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Goldie Ellis

Goldie Evalena Ellis (Nance)

Tuesday, March 16th, 1943 - Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Obituary

Goldie Evalena Ellis, 76, went home to rest in the Lord with family by her side at 3:23 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019. at the Manor Court of Carbondale.

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

A true believer in Christ and a great example of His Love. Both motherly and a friend to many, with the most thoughtful giving spirit; helping, tending and looking-out for others was her blessing of joy in this life. She was tough in resilience and gentle in spirit. She had a curious mind and wonderful memory, for variety and learning. She was very practical with a good sense of humor. She enjoyed nature and fishing, yard saleing--"treasure hunting"--traveling the world from the comfort of home, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and games with family.

A diamond in the rough and her sparkling light will be dearly missed.

"A mother's love is the closest thing to God's Love on earth!"

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Howard Leon Ellis in 2004, her father Herbert Nance, her step-father Harry Reeves, Her mother Esther Nance/Reeves, two brother John Reeves and George Reeves, daughter in law Linda (Short) Ellis and other precious loved ones.

She is survived by her brother Albert Nance and sister Eva Reeves;

her children Tony and wife Buffy (Brandt) Ellis, Troy Ellis, Jody Ellis, Jason Ellis and Robin Ellis;

granddaughters Myranda Hadsock and Autumn Ellis, great granddaughter Mattison Hadsock, and many cherished in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Pettett Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Cunningham officiating and burial at Dutch Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Dutch Ridge Cemetery.

For more information, please visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Pettett Funeral Home
    Address
    1418 South St.
    MURPHYSBORO, IL
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Pettett Funeral Home
    Address
    1418 South St.
    MURPHYSBORO, IL
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Andy Cunningham
  • Interment

    Location
    Dutch Ridge Cemetery

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