Brookside Funeral Home & Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX


Nancy L Ellzey

July 2, 1933August 8, 2019

Nancy Imbraguglio Dowies Ellzey, passed away, peacefully surrounded by her family, on August 8, 2019. She was 86 years old. Nancy was preceded in death by her first husband Everett Dowies and her second husband John Ellzey. Nancy enjoyed a fulfilling life as a mother and grandmother. Working tirelessly her entire life to make sure her children, grandchildren, neighborhood kids and friends were always taken care of and always fed. She enjoyed baking and always had some wonderful desserts in her kitchen. There wasn't a Sunday that went by without spaghetti on the table. She was a small, but feisty lady with a good sense of humor and she was Grandma to everyone she met. You could always count on Grandma to help anyone. She will be missed by all that met her or knew and loved her. She was survived by her sisters, Grace Marie Failla, Lena Mae Burkhalter, Concetta Drake and Shirley Lewis; Her daughters, Jo Ann Crain, Teresa Null, Donna Smith; Her grandchildren, Lee Ann Crain, Jackie Crain, Courtney Land, Cody Safford and Casey Safford; Her great grandchildren, Katelynn Jackson, Clayton Land, Seraphina Safford, Shoshanna Safford; and her great great grandson Kaden Jackson.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, August 12, 2019


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Sue Steward

August 11, 2019

Grandma, I didn’t get to spend much time with you but I feel as if I was one of the lucky kids on the street that had the pleasure of knowing you all my life. Thanks to Donna ( Dumper ) sharing I got to be a part of so many memories. I Have laughed until I cried and truly cried from all the joy you brought to them and this world.
This world will never be the same without you. Heaven received a Beautiful Angel. Rest In Peace Grandma, you will forever be in my heart and my memories.

Debbie Saxton

August 11, 2019

Nancy was the best neighbor a person could have. I always thought of her as my "other" momma.
Many a time I sat at that kitchen table drinking coffee and sharing things with her that I knew she'd never tell anyone else. My life is better for having had her as a friend and she will ALWAYS be in my heart.

India Walker

August 10, 2019

Miss Nancy was always known to me as "Momma". From day one, she welcomed me into her home and loved me as her own.

I will truly miss "Momma" and will always love and cherish the memories of being in her presence.

Now, Momma.. you can enjoy your mansion in heaven!



Teresa Null

August 10, 2019

Mother ..
Thank you for being a Mother and a Father to all of us. We could could always count on you to be there no matter the time or the place. You welcomed all to your home and your dinner table. And if not at your house, you made sure to bring your apron with you and would always be present at the kitchen sink washing dishes.
You have so many that will miss you and there will be many that will never forget you. You put up a fight to the very end, not wanting to leave us and we all will remember and cherish those memories.
"You earned your crown so wear it proudly"

Lee Ann Crain

August 10, 2019

Grandma, we miss and love you so much. Please shine down upon us, but enjoy your rest in Heaven as it is well deserved. You were a special lady to so many, but the best Grandma ever to us. I guess I can’t eat spaghetti anymore, cause nobody made it like Grandma!