Shirley Faye Ellis
Apr 20, 1942 - Jan 23, 2017
Shirley Faye Ellis, 74, of Lake City, Fla., passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Shirley was born in Stearns, Ky., to the late Ale and Etta Faye [Tappley] Spradlin. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and spoiling the grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Junior, Lee, Glenn, Roy and Arnold; and her daughter, Teresa Looper.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 60 years, John Ellis of Lake City, Fla.; sons, Preston (Laura) Ellis of Lake City, Fla., and Johnny M. (Sandy) Ellis Jr. of Maryville, Tenn.; daughters, Valerie Ellis-Hodson of Anderson, Ind., and Angela Angel Fowler of Interlachen, Fla.; stepmother, Louise Waters-Spradlin; half sisters, Donna Slaven, Lisa (Bill) Walters and Amy Spradlin; half brother, Chandus (Dana) Spradlin, all of Delaware County, Ind.; grandchildren, Crystal, Magdalyne, Bradley, Blake, Jessica, Emily, Brittany, Kalie, Kimberly, and Christina; and several great- grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, Fla.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date for family and friends.