Published 12:39 pm Thursday, February 11, 2016
July 8, 1944 – February 10, 2016
Renee Ellis was born in Sandersville, GA on July 8, 1944. To some she was Nannie Nae, Nae, or simply Renee. To our family, she was Nonnie, Momma, and Mrs. Renee. On February 10, 2016, she was welcomed home. I can see her now swinging on the porch with Mama D and Papa or playing scrabble with Granny. Renee Ellis was full of laughter, could tell and embellish a story like no other, and always smelled great! She fiercely loved her husband, son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids and spent countless hours on the floor playing American Girl dolls, Monopoly, or building a Dinosaur Fortress. She was a kid at heart and loved by many.
Renee owned and operated Superior Pecan Company for many years. Visitors would drop by just to see her magnificent Santa collection or beautiful paintings she painted herself during her free time. Renee is remembered for her infectious laughter and sitting on the porch, swinging, laughing and talking with family and friends.
Renee Ellis was a member of First Baptist Church of Eufaula, Alabama. She was preceded in death by Hilton “Papa” Andrews and Dorothy “Mama D” Andrews. She is survived by her caring husband of 51 years, Dan Ellis, son Jason Ellis (Angie), two grandchildren Stone and Colby Mac Ellis, all of Eufaula, AL; three brothers, Johnny Andrews and Billy Andrews of Eufaula, AL, and Jeff Andrews of Montgomery, AL.
We love you Nonnie to the moon and back and around the world times 10….Good Night Nonnie, until we see you again!
A visitation service will be held at 1:00 on Saturday, February 13 at First Baptist Church of Eufaula, AL. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 immediately following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to First Baptist Church Youth Center, PO Box 545, Eufaula, AL 36072. Chapman Funeral Home is directing the service, with Dr. Ken Bush officiating.