Mrs. Willie Mae Ellington, age 87, of Oxford passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. She was born in Porterdale, Georgia on February 10, 1929 to Grover and Reba Garner who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Ellington was a member of Salem Baptist Church. She enjoyed having a garden, working in her yard and spending time with family. Mrs. Ellington worked as a Certified Nurse Aide for many years at Westbury Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felton Albert Ellington, her son, Bill Ellington and her grandson, Chris Shannon.
Mrs. Ellington is survived by her daughter; Jennifer Loyd of Oxford, her grandchildren; Dwayne and Carmen Simonton of Oxford and Tina Loyd of Loganville, her four great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren along with her brother and sister-in-law; Wade and Sue Garner of Oxford and a host of other family and close friends.
Graveside services for Mrs. Ellington will be held at Ellington Family Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 with Reverend Larry Cheek officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family has ask that donations be made to Abbey Hospice, PO Box 68, Social Circle, GA 30025. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East St., SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guest book may be signed on-line www.harwellfuneralhome.com.