OBITUARY

Elsie Mae Allen Sullivan

July 26, 1941September 20, 2019
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Elsie Allen Sullivan, aged 78, of Sims, NC went to join her Lord and Savior on September 20, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC, with the Rev. Fred Allen officiating. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019, in Evergreen Memorial Park, 2800 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, immediately following the service, at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC. Elsie was born July 26, 1941 to the late William Genatous Allen and Lela Mae Sullivan Allen. She worked as a textiles supervisor and tailor for over 35+ years and was an active Sunday School teacher for many years. Elsie later retired and went on to become a home-school teacher for her grandson and a full-time caretaker of her great-grandchildren. She was a big fan of country music and attended many concerts and events. Elsie worked with country music artists, such as her close personal friends, Earl Thomas Conley and George Jones. From the 1980’s to the present, she was the President of the Earl Thomas Conley Fan Club, to which she and her sister, Linda Sue Davidson, Vice-President, dedicated much of their free time and effort to supporting. Elsie touched many lives and spent her life making sure her family and friends were taken care of. She was loved by everyone she knew. Being one of nine children, Elsie loved her family and taught her children and grandchildren the importance of family and love. She leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, wisdom and faith and will be missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her husband Donald Ray Sullivan of Sims; daughter, Melody R. Jones of Wilson; son, Johnny W. Jones (Paula) of Sims; grandchildren, Larissa Jones of AZ, Heather Batten (Brandon) of Lucama, Ashley Jones of Lucama, Lindsey Jones (fiancé, Kurt) of Youngsville and Brandon Jones of Kenly; great-grandchildren, Adynn, Claudia, Jaxson and Emery; brothers, Charles Jackson (C.J.) Allen of Princeton and Rev. Frederick (Fred) Thadeous Allen (Linda) of Lees Summit, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ira Timothy (Tim) Jones; brothers, David Genatous Allen and William (Bill) Everette Allen; and sisters, Linda Sue Davidson, Irene Newsome, Martha (Audrey) Lee and Genevieve Horton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th St., Suite 609, New York, NY 10036 (bcrf.org) and the Earl Thomas Conley Riverside Park, 15888 US Hwy 52, West Portsmouth, OH 45663.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to www.thomasyelverton.com.

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Lorie Finch

September 25, 2019

My heart breaks for the loss of such a wonderful, compassionate, family loving, Christian woman. God gained a very special Angel when Ms. Elsie got to Heaven!

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

Lorie Finch

Julie Stevend

September 24, 2019

My sweet, sweet friend. I had so hoped to meet you in person one day instead of just connecting over the internet. Alas, we do not operate according to our plan. I am saddened at your loss but in a way jealous of where you are as I know that you are now residing in Heaven. I will miss our shared love of ALL THINGS EARL and our spirited political discourses. Total respect there in not seeing eye to eye. Rest In Peace, my sweet, sweet friend. Hug Earl’s neck for me and tell him I’m his second biggest fan. There is a hole in my heart but peace believing that I may have another Angel above me. There are so many lives you touched in such a sweet, kind way. You are already and will be forever missed by so many people who were lucky to have known you. Love you dearly- Julie

Candace Brewer

September 24, 2019

Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

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