Ruth Reed Ellis
Ruth Reed Ellis, 59, passed away on Dec. 12 after a short illness. Ellis is survived by: her husband, Don; her sister, Helen Pullen (Wes); sisters-in-law Jane Hester (Dave) and Joyce Ellis Wadsworth; brothers-in-law Johnny Ellis, Jimmy Ellis (Sherry); three nieces, five nephews, two great nieces and three great nephews; an aunt, Iva Holloway, and cousin Jack Ollan Holloway.
She was an avid Alabama fan, loved cats and loved to travel with her husband. She was a much loved first grade teacher for 35 ½ years at Paine Primary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlton and Katherine Reed, and in-laws, Chester and Minnie Ellis.
Ellis’ visitation was held Friday, Dec. 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at Jefferson Memorial at 10 a.m. on Dec. 16. with her burial following at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. Pastor Gerald Wilson and Elder Louis Culver officiated over the services with Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.