Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Alinda Jean Ellis

September 14, 1949May 13, 2019

Alinda Jean Ellis departed this life on May 13, 2019 at the age of 69. She was born to Vernon Eugene and Angeline Joyce (Staton) Ray on September 14, 1949 in Dallas. She graduated from Yantis High School in 1968 and married Marvin Lavern Ellis on October 11, 1969. The couple had three sons. Alinda supported her family by working at Tyler Morning Telegraph, First Christian Church, UT Health Center from which she retired and the Moran Law Firm. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin and son, Jerry Ellis. Survivors include her parents, sons William and Eugene Ellis and grandson Perry Ellis. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home at 10 am with burial to follow at Tyler Memorial Cemetery with Eugene Ellis officiating.


  • Vernon Eugene Ray, Father
  • Angeline Joyce Ray, Mother
  • Marvin Lavern Ellis, Husband (deceased)
  • William Jack Bell Ellis, Son
  • Jerry Douglas Ellis, Son (deceased)
  • Eugene Perry Ellis, Son
  • William Perry Ellis, Grandson


  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019


Alinda Jean Ellis

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Jet Emmons

May 27, 2019

I was privileged to have worked at FCC Tyler when Alinda did. She was a joy to all who knew her. Her smile brightened the room. She will always be missed by all who knew her.

Rest in peace dear Alinda

Jet Emmons

Jeanette Turner

May 20, 2019

My sincere condolences on your loss. My heart is deeply saddened by the loss of Ms. Sounds. You are in my prayers with all my love.

Daniela Mcquagge

May 18, 2019


My heart is broken, my mind confused, and it can not accept the fact that you are gone. You were the definition of unconditional love, comfort and care; you were there for me every single time I needed you! I feel very blessed that I had a chance in this lifetime to meet someone so unique and special; unfortunately, God doesn't make people like you anymore! I will sooo sooo miss you and love you forever!
Rest in peace sweet friend!

Brenda Gilliam

May 17, 2019

When Alinda worked at First Christian Church, she was one of the kindest people I knew. I have many memories of the thoughtful kindnesses she displayed in her work with others at the church.

Jason McKinney

May 17, 2019


You proved that you don't have to be related by blood to be family. You have been "Manny" to my kids since they have known you and gave them a grandmother they so badly needed. It's hard to imagine life without you, because of the amount of love that you gave to Lisa, the twins and myself. There is a noticeable hole in our lives with you not in it. I've never met anyone so willing to help others and who was always there to soothe the pain during hard times and to celebrate the joys. We only see now how much we took for granted your time here with us. Our hearts break for our loss. But Heaven is so much sweeter now that you are there. We miss you very much and love you very deeply.


Lori Ray

May 17, 2019

Alinda welcomed me with open arms into the family 40 years ago. She had that contagious smile and you knew when you met her, she was a rare gem, and truly had a servants heart. My heart breaks for Bill, & Eugene, and for Angeline and Gene. ❤️

Shannon Ray-Pennington

May 17, 2019

Aunt Alinda, I love you so much. I love your smile, your sense of adventure, your laugh, and most of all your hugs. I’ll think about you, and probably cry a little, each time we float the river in Beavers Bend. My tears will be joyful though. I’m so grateful for these wonderful memories we have made as a family, they’re the kind that make life so sweet.

Love ya bunches.

Lisa Moran

May 16, 2019

ALINDA - I love you sweet friend, and I am so so sad that you are gone. I feel so empty inside I know I used to always tell you that you were like a sister to me, but the truth is the you were like a second mother to me. I selfishly turned to you for everything in my life, and you were always selflessly there for me, and the twins for the past 10 years. I am so thankful God put you in our lives.

We both know that I could not have made it without you, especially when I first adopted the twins, and then later when I opened my law practice.

I honestly have never had a friend like you before and I am going to miss you so much.

I will never forget you, and I will miss you but I know you shot straight to heaven and I know you will be there to greet me and the twins when it is our time to join you. I love you so very much!

Lisa Moran

John Berry

May 16, 2019

Billy and Eugene

I was shocked and saddened when I received the call of your mother's passing. The Ellis Family is very special to me. The memories of my childhood and late adolescence are filled with great memories and experiences of the times I spent with your family. Your mother was ALWAYS so kind, caring and welcoming to me and the countless others that passed through. I know you will miss her and I pray you will find comfort in knowing she is in a better place.

Alinda, I am sure by now you have heard, "Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant." Thank you so much for always making me feel so welcome and a part of your family....say hello to Marvin for me.

John Berry

Mary Ellis

May 15, 2019

My sweet Mother-in-law,
You will never know how much I loved and appreciated you. You not only treated me like a daughter-in-law, you treated me like a daughter. I loved our late night chats, sometimes laughing, sometimes crying. You were my friend and I love you. Squeeze my precious man for me and tell him I'll see him, and you, when I get there.