Callie M. Ellison-Jones

December 21, 1938November 9, 2021

Callie M. Ellison-Jones, age 82, of Knoxville, departed this life to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Callie was a member of Bearden Gospel Baptist Church.

Callie is preceded in death by her parents, William and Flora Newcomb, four brothers, seven sisters. Husband's Elmer Ellison and Lindy Jones, granddaughter Mandy McNeal.

She will be missed by her daughters, Teresa (John) McMarter and Tina (Junior) Lumpkin; granddaughters, Chastity, Latisha and Breanna McCarter (Rob); great-granddaughters, Alyssa and Lia Godfrey, Madison and Makenzie McMillan, Taylor Burch and Nate, Shawna and Ava; great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; sister, Joan Ellison.

A visitation will be held for Callie on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 1 - 3pm with a funeral service to follow at 3pm at Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home. James Branum and Ira Lumpkin to officiate. A graveside service will be held at Rocky Hill Cemetery at 2pm on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Ellison-Jones family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 13, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, November 14, 2021


Callie M. Ellison-Jones

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Dan Keener

November 12, 2021

Aunt Callie was always smiling even when I didn't know how she could. She is at peace and I hope you Girls are too.

Marci Hethmon

November 12, 2021

Callie left her mark on my family and we will forever be grateful! She was a good friend to my mom and was the best caretaker for my son. She taught him about playing outside and how to imagine just about anything. She helped me with my garden and I can say the times when she was with us were some of the best! Callie was a fixture in our family for many years starting with my grandmother and her friendship with Janna to practically raising Ross and Shena. She was always there. Her strength was inspirational. She was one of the strongest women I have known and I could always count on her for good conversation and hug around the neck :) Her passing has left a hole in the world and our hearts. I pray for peace and comfort for your family knowing we will one day see her again.

Brenda Hamby

November 10, 2021

Sorry for your loss I know she's going to be missed but she's not hurting no more she not going to have no more pain she is in a better place and u will get to see her again love u guys Brenda hamby used to be Brenda young

Rev. 4qLarry Duncan

November 10, 2021

Callie was such a good lady to talk to you could always depend on her to pray for you, and the conversation was always special when I went in the church I would sit and talk to her for a spell and others would do likewise she was a family person always asking prayer for daughter and granddaughter and other family members and church family as well she greatly will be missed