Ellen Lorene (West) Rawls
August 10, 1932 – March 23, 2020
RAWLS, ELLEN LORENE WEST, age 87 of Birmingham, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and caring Nana. She was a faithful member and devoted Sunday School teacher at NorthPark Baptist Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed many things in life, particularly shopping, going out to eat, and visiting the beach but her favorite was spending time with her girls. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 43 years, William Palmer Rawls; her parents, J. B. and Pearlie West; sister, Gladys Smith and brother, Jerry West. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Rawls Byrd (Bill) and Lisa Rawls Woods (Gary); granddaughters, Allison Byrd Pearce (Nate), Amanda Byrd, and Shelby Woods Johnson (T. J.); great-grandson, Palmer Pearce; brother, Bobby West (Janet); sister, Brenda Brooks (Ray); and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at NorthPark Baptist Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be designated to the children’s ministry at NorthPark Baptist Church in honor of Lorene Rawls.