Ella Elizabeth "Liz" Greathouse

November 18, 1929July 6, 2019

Ella Elizabeth "Liz" Jones Greathouse, resident of Tyler, Texas passed away on July 6th at her home, at the age of 89.

She was born on November 18th, 1929 in Estillville, Virginia, the daughter of Isaac W. Jones and Sallie E. Wolfe. She was preceded in death by brothers; Clayton Burl Jones, Clancy G. Jones, Kelsie Ray Jones and sisters, Audra Blanche Payne and Mary Lucille Coomer.

On July 11th, 1953, Ella married Bruce Hansford Greathouse of Scott County, Virginia. Mr. Greathouse passed away in 2010. The couple had five children, two of which preceded her in death; James Greathouse and Karen {Greathouse} Bullard.

She is survived by her eldest daughter Cathy S. Del Vecchio (Tim), son Daniel B. Greathouse (Angie), and son Michael Greathouse (Joe).

The couple became residents of Tyler, Texas in 1983. Ella worked as a certified nurse's assistant for Encompass Health Care. She retired in 2012 at the age of 83 due to declining health connected with Parkinson's disease.

Ella was a founding member of the Tyler Amateur Radio Club and a member of Pine Springs Baptist Church.

She leaves eight grandchildren: Daniel B. Greathouse, Richard Kyle Greathouse (Lisa), Timothy F. Del Vecchio, Richard C. Del Vecchio (Courtney), Jamie Lynn Bullard, James Dean Bullard, Andrew Callori III and Jenna Ziccardi.

Ella also leaves seven great grandchildren: Nicholas, Ella and Rebecca Del Vecchio, Myles Greathouse, Andrew Callori IV, K.J. Bullard and Olivia Bullard.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Pat Barnes who served as Ella's caregiver over the past few years.

Visitation will be held at Lloyd James Funeral Home on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Traditions Health Care, 10240 US-69, Tyler, TX 75706.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Interment Friday, July 12, 2019


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Gary Starks

July 11, 2019

I know this lovely lady will be missed by many. I pray you all have faith in the resurrection and that you will one day greet her again. Peace and comfort to you all.

Linda Stapleton

July 10, 2019

My 1st cousin Elizabeth was 21 years older than me so I always called her "Aunt Elizabeth" as a child. She made my Birthday cake for my 1st Birthday and it was Lovely. I have a picture of it with my Mother and Father and me.
I Always was so happy to see "Aunt" Elizabeth at our Family Reunions and I will really miss her smiles. My Mother also Loved her very much. I'm sure they will have a Great Reunion in Heaven💞

Billie Jones

July 10, 2019

So sorry for you loss Michael Greathouse. You and all your family are in my prayers.