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Mary Sue (McDowell) Ellis

February 24, 1928 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 89)

Mary Sue McDowell Ellis, 89, of Statesville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Mapleleaf Health Care Center. Born in Hartwell, Georgia on February 24, 1928, she was a daughter of the late John T. McDowell and Ina Mae Temples McDowell.  She was a member of the First Church Of The Nazarene of Statesville and retired from Beaunit Textiles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Troy Lee Ellis, Jr. and a son, Sherman Lee Ellis. Also preceding her in death were siblings: Darrell McDowell, Peggy M. Lipford, Joyce M. Crocker, Elenor M. (Lena) Stone, John T. McDowell, Jr. and Bob T. McDowell, Sr.

Survivors include her children: Barbara Ellis Campbell (Wayne), Debra Ellis Smith (Mike) and Charles Wayne Ellis, brothers: Shemuel and Alex McDowell and sisters: Belle Richardson and Ruby Moss. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren: Randy Campbell, Michael Campbell (Kim), Jessie Bouchard, Melissa S.
Rodbourn (Danny) and Jeremy Smith (Amber) along with 8 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 9, 2017 at The First Church Of The Nazarene with Pastor Frank Turner & Rev. Dale Ellis officiating.  Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at the church for one hour prior to the service.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to Memorials may be given to The First Church Of The Nazarene, 506 Medlin St., Statesville, N.C. 28677 or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, N.C. 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.


Charitable donations may be made to:

First Church Of The Nazarene
506 Medlin St., Statesville NC 28677

Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County
2347 Simonton Road, Statesville NC 28625

 Service Information

Funeral Service
January 9, 2018

2:00 PM
First Church Of The Nazarene
506 Medlin St.
Statesville, NC 28677

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