MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

August 31, 2013

Nellie Grace (Alexander) Ellison

1926 2013


Associated Press

— Nellie G. Ellison age 87 went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 30, 2013.  She was born on January 27, 1926 to her parents Thomas William Alexander and Minnie Lurinda (Purdy) in Park Springs, Texas. After high school she married the love of her life Richard Ely Ellison on May 1, 1946 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared forty-three years of marriage together before his passing in 1989. Richard and Nellie spent fifteen years in Abilene, Texas before moving to Oktaha in 1973 where she has resided for forty years. Nellie enjoyed working in the flower garden, and taking care of her grandchildren. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her children and family. Nellie saw a lot of change in our world in her 87 years of life, but one thing is for sure she never took one day for granted that God gave to her. She always cherished the times she was able to spend with her family and friends. She was a member of the Liberty Community Church in Oktaha for many years.

Welcoming Nellie into Heaven were here parents Thomas and Minnie, husband Richard, one daughter Kathy Ellison, six brothers, Earl, Paul, Ben, Henry, Jess and Cecil.  Four sisters Lena Skaggs, Willie Purdom, Lillie Parker and Captolla Green.

Left to cherish her memories and carry on her legacy of being a loving and kind hearted person is her son Dickie Ellison, one daughter Paulette Egnor  and one brother; Duane Pittman all of Oktaha.  Three grandchildren, Cassie Ellison, Vanessa Ellison and Richard Ellison, six great grandchildren ; Austin Ellison, Allison Ellison, Gracie Ellison, Wade Moutaw, Anna Ellison and Jacob Ellison along with many dear friends from the Checotah Manor Nursing Home.

A funeral service for Nellie will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at the Liberty Community Church in Oktaha, with Pastor Richard B. Puckett, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Middleton Cemetery. Pallbearers are Billy Alexander, Terry Alexander, Ben Pittman, Larry Purdom, Jordan Stevens and Ronnie Smith. The family requests that memorials may be made to the Liberty Community Church in Oktaha, Oklahoma.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service, 1325 North York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma.