Sally Ellis

June 2, 1934 - September 9, 2022
Sally  Ellis


Sally Myers Ellis, 88, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, peacefully passed from this earth to her Heavenly home on Friday, September 9, 2022.  She was born on June 2, 1934 in Alto, Georgia to Joseph Hershel and Nettie Jane Myers.  Losing her mother at the age of two, she and her five sisters and brothers were raised by her loving father, who preceded her in death in 1955.

Sally’s lifelong passion was serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She loved to worship, study His Word, talk about His goodness, and tell others of His gift of salvation.  She taught children of all ages in Sunday school and children’s church, and relished her career in the public schools, retiring in 2007. Her greatest calling was her consistent commitment as an intercessory prayer warrior, lifting up her family and friends during many hours spent on her knees in earnest prayer.  The most accurate description of this beautiful soul is that she possessed an abundantly grateful heart.  No matter her loss or her pain or her circumstances, she loved to tell Jesus and others how good He had been to her all of her life, as He surely was.

Second only to her devotion to her Savior, Sally’s greatest joy was to love and care for her family.  She loved unconditionally, supported without fail, and took every opportunity to encourage those she treasured so dearly.  She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman of God. She enjoyed caring for her home, working outside in her yard and garden, cooking amazing meals (which always included her famous buttermilk biscuits), and spoiling her grandchildren.  The amazing support and love that she demonstrated until her very final breath will be missed beyond words by those of us blessed enough to be a part of her family.

She leaves behind to honor her memory, her children Jenese (Dale) Miller and Jessica (Keith) Lobbestael. Her grandchildren Dawn (Mohammed) Miller, Kellie (Kevin) McDonald, Mckenna and Dylan Lobbestael, and great grandsons Brady and Gavin McDonald.  Also her forever grandson -in -law, Jason Conatser. She is also survived by several much loved nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and love of her life Woodrow (Woody) Ellis, her granddaughter Amber Miller Conatser, her sisters Margie Kissam, Hattie McLellan, Maudane Powell, and brothers CH Myers and Roy Lee Myers.

Sally’s family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to God’s Girls caregivers and Lower Cape Fear Life Care for their kindness and excellent care of our precious mother and grandmother.  May God reward each and every one of you for your blessings to her.

We invite her friends and family to join us in a Celebration of Life service to be held on Friday, September 16th at 2:00 PM at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation at 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington NC. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at 1:00 PM.   Burial will immediately follow the service at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Dearest Mother and Grandmother, we do not say “goodbye”, but “see you later”.  We shall miss you every single day until we meet again in Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a ministry near and dear to her heart, our local Christian radio station online at www.carolinachristianradio.com. They spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Wilmington and the world.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099

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  • September 15, 2022
    Shanon Hoffman says:
    What a beautiful tribute for such a loving lady.. Sally always had an abundant sense of peace and calmness surrounding her. We were all blessed to call her kids and grandkids, friends. Many prayers of peace and love to you all.

  • September 15, 2022
    Bonnie Hina says:
    Your love was evident in each one of of your family members. My love is poured out to all the family with warm hugs and love. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten for you are forever etched in the hearts of those closest to you. I look forward to seeing you again Ms Sally.

  • September 15, 2022
    Jan & Don Morgan says:
    It was a great privilege to know and love Sally all these many years. Singing for her in the last part of her life was such joy, because we were able to witness her pure & consistent of the Lord. Her love for Him never diminished. One day, we will see her beautiful joyful face again and worship together at the feet of Jesus. Love & Prayers to each one of you, Jan & Don

  • September 14, 2022
    Ann Long says:
    Prayers for all the family for the most loving and caring Godly women who I loved very much. Till we meet again.

  • September 14, 2022
    Karen Jarrell says:
    I remember well as I always called her Sister Ellis, what a very wonderful woman of God she was, I know all of us as children at church loved her. I will see you in heaven one sweet day