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Rolling Oaks Funeral Home

400 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX

OBITUARY

Enid Ellis

May 19, 1933November 14, 2019
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Obituary for Martha Enid Ellis – “Honey” May 19, 1933 - November 14, 2019

Enid Ellis left a legacy of love, hard work, and generosity. Martha ENID Pittman Ellis was born in Childress, TX on May 19, 1933. She was the 3rd of five sisters and was raised in a loving Church of Christ home. Her faith in Jesus as Lord remained strong until her death on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Enid attended high school in Denton, TX where her father owned and operated North Texas Electric. She attended Abilene Christian (College) University, the same college that her five children attended. Before marriage Enid worked as a secretary in Manhattan, NY. She met Johnny Ellis in Denton, TX and they wed in 1953. They had five children together and were married 26 years.

After her first child was born in 1955, Enid focused on raising children and running a busy household. She was the mother to one boy and four girls. She was famous for her quick meals of pot roast on Sunday, peas and instant mashed potatoes, and an array of casseroles. She had high expectations for her children and always thought the world of them.

Enid’s greatest achievement was leading five children through a spiritual journey that resulted in her son and four daughters becoming Jesus followers and committed to the Way, the Truth, and the Light. While all fellow strugglers, her family is most thankful for her commitment to directing and redirecting them to their Father in Heaven. She was the real deal when it came to faith. She was an active and devoted member of the Riverside Church of Christ in Coppell for over 30 years, and always encouraged her family to seek their own church community.

Enid was fiercely independent and self sufficient through a very successful residential sales and property management career in Coppell, TX. She was also a loving, loyal, and generous mother of five, grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of four. Lovingly called Honey by her grandkids, she was a constant source of love, direction, and (sometimes unsolicited) advice and counsel.

While claiming to be 39 years old (for over 40 years) Enid worked well into her 80s. Even in her final years of life, she remained the epitome of a hard working real estate agent, being awarded the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Enid was an assertive and customer-oriented Realtor who always fought for her clients’ best interest. Her success was cited in the many annual sales awards she earned at RE/MAX DFW Associates, the real estate brand she proudly represented and served for over 30 years.

“I am a Realtor” was a frequent statement made with intensity and pride. Being a Realtor was not just her profession but also her identity. She lived and breathed real estate and was usually the last one to go home from her Coppell RE/MAX office. She called that corner office at 500 Denton Tap her home. It was her happy place and where she was most comfortable.

Her work ethic was admirable, and she loved the real estate game. Yet, Enid was much more than sales transactions. What far surpassed her business endeavors was the love for her clients and RE/MAX associates. She loved her clients and her clients loved her.

We will always remember Enid, a loving and encouraging friend, hard working devoted realtor, a woman of faith, a kind and generous grandmother, and a snazzy dresser. Her relationships with friends, family, fellow realtors, clients, church family, and everyone who crossed her path were her true legacy. Everyone who knew her was made better by having known her. We will miss her, and we will see her again. Praise be to God!

Enid is survived by sister Jane Powers, son Rick (and Diane) Ellis, daughters Becki (and Terry) Cagle, Ann Ellis, Cecile Webb, and Janene (and Mike) Casey, eleven grandchildren: Justin (and Katie) Webb, Courtney (and Jason) Drysdale, Breanna Webb, Carlee (and Joshua) Kumler, Bryce Webb, J.R. Ellis, Phillip Ellis, Anna Casey, Caleb Casey, Joanna Theofanis, and AJ Theofanis, and four great-grandchildren: Henry and Abby Webb and Clark and Lucy Drysdale, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, John R. Ellis, Sr., and sisters Beverly, Ramona, and Evelyna.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Visitation with the Family - Tuesday Evening Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Rolling Oaks Funeral Home 400 Freeport Pkwy. Coppell TX 75019 Website

Celebration of Enid’s Life - Wednesday Afternoon 2 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2pm - 3pm Riverside Church of Christ 150 E. Belt Line Road Coppell TX 75019 Riverside Website - https://www.riverside-church.org/

Rather than Flowers…. Enid would not expect anything other than kind words and prayers for her family. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate your support of one of her favorite non-profits, Connecting Caring Communities. Son-in-law Terry Cagle is the Executive Director of CCC. As a faith-based non-profit, CCC serves in neglected neighborhoods in Abilene, developing community and building meaningful relationships that foster safe, caring, whole communities.

Donate in memory of Enid by going to https://wecareabilene.networkforgood.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Jane Powers, Sister
  • Rick Ellis (Diane), Son
  • Becki Cagle (Terry), Daughter
  • Ann Ellis, Daughter
  • Cecile Webb, Daughter
  • Janene Casey (Mike), Daughter
  • Justin Webb (Katie), Grandchild
  • Courtney Drysdale (Jason), Grandchild
  • Breanna Webb, Grandchild
  • Carlee Kumler (Joshua), Grandchild
  • Bryce Webb, Grandchild
  • J. R. Ellis, Grandchild
  • Phillip Ellis, Grandchild
  • Anna Casey, Grandchild
  • Caleb Casey, Grandchild
  • Joanna Theofanis, Grandchild
  • AJ Theofanis, Grandchild
  • Henry Webb, Great Grandchild
  • Abby Webb, Great Grandchild
  • Clark Drysdale, Great Grandchild
  • Lucy Drysdale, Great Grandchild
  • Enid is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


    She was preceded in death by her parents, John R. Ellis, Sr., and sisters Beverly, Ramona, and Evelyna.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Laura Golden

November 23, 2019

Sincerest condolences to your family. Enid was such a beautiful person. Truly blessed to have known her since I was a child. Enid has such a way of making a person feel special. Loved seeing her smile when we would run into her in town whether it was at the local diner with her family or a another restaurant with Suellen. Enid will definitely be missed.

Rosa Vilchis

November 23, 2019

I want to honor a very special woman in my life, a person that I loved very much! I always described her as my Angel, a second mother always advising me, very sad to think that I will never see her again in this life, nor will I feel her love when she hugged me. I thank God for placing her in my path. She guided me and taught me everything I needed to know to have a successful business. I will never forget her! I want to thank her family to let me be part of saying good bye. I know that this is not a final good bye. I know that one day I will see her again and we will walk together in those golden streets next to Jesus Christ. See you soon my dear Enid! Rest in peace.
Rosa Vilchis

Suzanne Kunar

November 21, 2019

It saddens my hesrtvto say goodbye to another Realtor .But she was not just another realtor she was a Icon.a great lady and was best at what she loved to do .I saw her signs through out our community over the past years ,on homes she had listed.I know she will be missed in our Coppell,Tx community..Shes gone to get her angel wings ,but not forgotten.I hope when I'm 86 years old I am going strong like she was at that age ! She leaves us all examples in many areas in life .Rest in Peace at Last .Prayers going out to her family and loved ones. My Condelences.From Previous President of Regional Hispanic Chamber of Coppell .Suzanne Lunar

Mary Ball

November 20, 2019

My memories of Enid go back almost 40 years. Always interwoven with these are her great qualities. Enid was accepting of you no matter what. She was interested in and remembered the things that were going on in your life, always catching up on the details whether it had been a week or years since you last had a chance to visit. Enid was vivacious, exuding energy, always moving forward. Her smile was ever present. She championed her family and her unconditional love for them was undeniable and fierce.

Faith - Enid had it in abundance. These words from Matt. 25:21 come to mind. "His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!’ An eternal joy for Enid with her master and lots to keep her busy.

Sandy Boyd

November 20, 2019

I have always admired Enid. I first knew her in high school as “just ” Ann’s mom. She was kind but direct, I didn’t think much about how busy and hard her life must have been as she struggled to keep her family together. Keeping track of five kids, training for a career, and a struggling marriage was beyond my comprehension at that time in my life. As I look back on her life, at that time, I know she probably spent a great deal of time on her knees. It is evident as you look at the legacy she left behind. ALL her children love the Lord with all their heart. I have seen her fight for each one through every trial that I was aware of. I know the massive amounts of prayer that went into that and the blessings that reach out to the community. Because of that, I am in awe!!! I know she prayed for me as well. There is no doubt that Enid was a prayer WARRIOR!!! What a precious memory I have of Ann and I, playing Rummikub with her before her health problems began to surface. She was sharp and witty as she beat us both the very first time she had ever played the game. I will remember her that way, being the best at everything she did. Thank you Lord for the blessing of Enid Ellis. I am thankful for her prayers and thankful for her life. Love to all of you. I pray that you live in the blessings she prayed on each one of you. God bless you all.
Love, Sandy Hart Boyd

Roy Carter

November 20, 2019

I am truly sad at the news of one of the kindest person I’ve ever known being called home. But I am truly grateful for having known Enid, she was a real blessing in my life and definitely a big part of my success from being an inspector and educator of inspectors, her continued support and words of wisdom, I will continue to hold dear to my heart. Enid you will be missed but never forgotten. My deepest condolences to the family and my the angels of comfort be with you in this time.

Linda Sue Davidson

November 18, 2019

My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with my sweet friend, Cecile Webb and her family, over the loss of her mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kay Pederson

November 18, 2019

I had known Enid since 1985 and loved her dearly She always had a smile on her face and kind words for everyone. She was a loving mother, caring grandmother and a good friend to all she knew. This is a sad time for us, but Enid is very happy. She lived a transparent life and showed God's love to all.

Kay Pederson

Edward Sulski

November 18, 2019

Enid was a close and dear friend of mine. She told me many times, that she was my mother,. We worked together for nearly 20 years, with my business and with her real estate profession. She helped guide me through life, and give worthy advice, in time of need.

Lisa Baker

November 17, 2019

Sending my condolences to Enid’s family and friends. I enjoying working with Enid at RE/MAX and she will truly be missed.

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