Ila Linn Slater

May 15, 1928June 12, 2019

Ila Linn Slater, age 91, of Alabaster, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She was preceded in passing by her husband of 59 years, Forrest Kyle Slater; two of her sons, Forrest Michael Slater and Linn Matthew Slater; and daughters-in-law, Courtney Slater and Jeanne McKenzie.

Ila is survived by her son, Mark Kyle Slater; her daughter-in-law, Tara Slater; seven grandchildren, Amber Nethery, Matthew Slater (Becky), Joshua Slater (Megan), Raven Slater, Brittany Ridge (Matt), Andrew Slater, and Hannah Slater; and eight great-grandchildren, Connor, Lucy, Maddie, Ava, Millie, Forrest, Lylah, and Noah.

Ila was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church of Alabaster. She loved being around her kids and grandchildren. She also loved crafting and watching Alabama Crimson Tide football. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Alabama, immediately followed by A Celebration of Ila's Life at 1:30 p.m. at Ridout's Southern Heritage Chapel, Pelham. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama.


  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2019
  • A Celebration of Ila Slater's Life Monday, June 17, 2019


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Laurie Rhodes

June 16, 2019

I have wonderful memories of Sweet Aunt Ila. Aunt Ila would tease me about boys in my life. She always remembered there name. I only spent one week a year there while on vacation. She introduced me to tomato sandwiches. (I live up north) . Aunt ila as I remember always made uncle Kyle's lunch and took it to him to make sure he ate something during the day. Always pleasant, kind, and happy.