Belle Thomas Ellis

February 24, 1918August 19, 2013

Belle Thomas Ellis, 95, of Marion, died Monday, August 19, 2013 at Rose Hill Retirement Center. Born on February 24, 1918 in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Thomas and Sally Young.

Mrs. Ellis was a member of Redeemed Free Will Baptist Church in Marion. She had a passion for sewing; making dolls and quilts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ellis; daughter, Sally Linda Broome; and 12 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her three grandchildren, Johnny M. Broome and his wife, Kathy, Rebecca Franklin and Betty Walker; four great-grandchildren, Megan, Jonthon, Morgan and James; and five great-great grandchildren.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Redeemed Free Will Baptist Church with the Reverend Jerry McClain officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rocky Pass Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening, August 21, 2013 at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of McDowell County, 575 Airport Rd., Marion, NC 28752.

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The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 22, 2013

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jerry greene

August 23, 2013

I'm so sorry for the lose of a special person in the lives of those friends and family of Ms. Ellis. I know GOD must be smilling.May there be a silver lining. Jerry Greene

August 22, 2013

Condolences and prayers for Ms Ellis and family.
Dennis Moore aka Rebel/SoberBikersUnited

August 20, 2013

My condolences to all the family,God shared Mamaw and family for the last three years which were the best of my life.God has taken her home and she will be greatly missed,but I am happy for her.We all must think of the good times we had with Mamaw.
Ronnie Caldwell