Snow's Memorial Chapel

3077 Pio Nono Ave, Macon, GA


Lillian W. Ellis

July 4, 1931April 15, 2020

Lillian Wainwright Ellis, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. A private graveside service will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Joe McDaniel officiating.

Lillian was born in Macon, Georgia to the late Raymond and Effie Wright Wainwright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Clayton Ellis, daughter-in-law, Patty Ellis, sisters, Frances Bowen, Ann Kennedy Farmer and brother, Ray Wainwright. Lillian was a member of Mabel White Baptist Church and was retired as a Division Manager with Sears and Roebuck. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt.

She is survived by her children; Wayne Ellis and Sheila Ellis (Duncan) Matthews, grandchildren; Christy (Mark) Rowland, Amanda (David) Ingle, Valerie (Michael) Walton, Melody Ellis, Adam (Eva) Matthews, Nicci (John) Jordan, Roger (Allison) Merrit, fifteen great grandchildren, sisters; Marie Westbrook and Gale (Mike) Kitchings and several nieces and nephews.

Visit www.snowspn.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono has charge of the arrangements.


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Lillian W. Ellis

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Sherry benefield

April 23, 2020

Shelia and Wayne and family I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful and kind lady. I remember good times at Lake Sinclair and how she came often to see my mother at John-Wesley Villas. There is nothing to say but I am sorry and that is not enough. Lillian was a real jewel and she will be missed. From Sherry and Russell

Roland Holloway

April 18, 2020

Wayne, Sheila and family,
Your mom was such an awesome role model...
And you're doing a great job of following in her footsteps!!
We're praying for you during this season of reflection of how God has blessed the Ellis family.
We love you.
Roland and Vickie

Bobbye Wynne

April 18, 2020

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all!
Jimmy & Bobbye Wynne

Valerie Wynn

April 17, 2020

Wayne , I was saddened to see the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Florine Williams

April 16, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady.


April 16, 2020

Thinking of you and your family at this time of great loss. I pray that your heart will be comforted by knowing she is with our lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Joy Simpson Story

April 16, 2020

My sympathies to Wayne, Shelia and the entire family.

Jane Simpson Johnston

April 16, 2020

My thoughts and prayers for Wayne, Sheila and the entire family during this difficult time.

Len+Caroline Woodard

April 16, 2020

Wayne, Sheila, Marie, Gayle and Family: Where do I begin? It has been a joy to have known Ms. Lillian for over 60 years. I remember her and Otha and family living over the back fence on Willingham mill village. They have always been a fine Christian family and I have always had the utmost respect for them.
Ms. Lillian is heaven with Otha and not suffering anymore. May our Lord give you comfort and strength. We love you guys.
Len & Caroline

Andra and Larry Grinstead

April 16, 2020

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of her family and friends. These are difficult times and our prayers are the only comfort that can be provided.

Andra and Larry Grinstead


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