Lee Ella Ely, 96, of Crossett passed away January 19, 2014 at the Ashley County Medical Center.
Mrs. Ely was a homemaker and will be remembered as a wonderful, beautiful lady that loved her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening and was at her happiest when she was digging in the dirt or showing off her prize daylilies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Paul and Lou Ella Sawyer; her step-mother, Nellie Bolin Sawyer; her husband, Robert C. Ely; eight brothers; one sister and a son-in-law.
Survivors include one son, Don E. Wesson and wife, Jan; one daughter, Janice Wesson Plummer; one brother, Billy Sawyer; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held January 21 at 2 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Tohlen and Bro. Billy Bolin officiating. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on January 21 prior to service.
Memorials may be to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.