Ellen Willie Mae Raulerson Whitt

September 27, 1924December 6, 2012

Whitt, Ellen Willie Mae, 88, of Riverview went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 6, 2012. She was born on September 27, 1924 in Wimauma, Florida to the late Jesse and Annie Rogers Raulerson. Willie Mae was a Hillsborough County School bus driver for 32 years and never had an accident. She loved every child she ever drove on her bus and considered all of them her children. She loved her family, friends and neighbors. She loved to talk, most especially about her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She played the guitar and harmonica for about 40 years and loved to sing and listen to music. She loved to write poems. Willie Mae was one “special little lady”. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, J.W. Whitt, her parents, sisters, Mary Frazer and Pauline Wilson and her adopted father, Jake Dean. She is survived by her three children, Gloria Eloise Whitt Cufaude (Tom), Vince E. Whitt (Cathy) and Gail Janet Whitt Swilley (Gene); 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 11, at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Funeral Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ellen Willie Mae Raulerson Whitt

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Susan Buglione

December 11, 2012

You were a special light in our world. We will always love and miss you.

December 10, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Portia Fleming from Polson, Mt

Amy McLaughlin

December 10, 2012

God bless you and your family.

Sally Bruner

December 10, 2012

Gail, I am so sorry about the passing of your mother and am praying for you during this difficult time. You did a good job taking care of her.

December 10, 2012

May you be comforted during this time and know that she is at peace and in the presence of Our Heavenly Father. Love and prayers, Pat, Fran, Kevin, Tonya, Jeffrey, Tayler, Kason and Kolton!

Gail Pratt German

December 10, 2012

She was a great bus driver and friend to many children.

Nancy Riley

December 10, 2012

Gail and family, May God give you comfort and peace during this sad time. Praying for you in Jesus name. With much love and sympathy,
Nancy and Alan Riley

Jill Tucker-Smith

December 10, 2012

RIP Dear Aunt Willie Mae. I will always cherish the fond memories that I still have about you & Uncle JW. Fond memories of visits as a child and playing in your school bus, while mama & daddy visited. You were always the sweetest and most liked bus driver... I would hear that all of the time and I was always PROUD to be able to call you my Aunt. Your sweet smile and loving charm will always be loved and never forgotten. Your neice, Jill (Tucker) Smith, husband Dallas & Family