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.