Our precious, beautiful mother, Ruby Ellis, age 90, was called to her Heavenly home Saturday, September 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. It’s not goodbye sweet mother, we will meet again one day in Heaven – on that glad reunion day.
She was a lifelong resident of Chatsworth, GA. She loved the Lord, and her family more than anything. What she lacked in formal education she more than made up for with her creativity; she was a woman of many talents. She was a fantastic award winning cook, as well as a talented seamstress, quilter and crafter. She was also a gifted artist, floral designer, and author. Her book of inspirational children’s stories, ANIMAL MAGIC, was self-published in 2004. In the spring/summer, she could always be found outdoors working in her yard. If you knew our mother, you’d know that there was very little she couldn’t do, and anything she attempted, she did well. She played the piano by ear, and had a beautiful alto voice. She sang in gospel quartets for many years, and could always be found lifting up her voice in the church choir. She was a member of Welcome Valley Baptist Church and also attended Eton Baptist Church for several years. She was an inspiration to many, and was dearly loved by all who knew her. We will miss her more than words can say.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Ellis who passed in 1989; her parents, Rev. Tom and Leatha Goswick; brothers, Gene (Nannie) Goswick, Troy (Ethel) Goswick, and Rev. Fletcher (Edna) Goswick; and a sister Marie (Charley) Whaley.
She is survived by her son Marshall Ellis and his companion Rachel Elrod of Chatsworth; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Jim Jones of NC, and Kay and Collian Jackson of Chatsworth; granddaughter Wendy (Shawn) Fowler of Crandall; grandsons, Andy (Jenna) Holt of NC, and Blake Jackson of Massachusetts; great-grandsons, Drake and Lane Fowler of Crandall; and great-granddaughters, Abby Fowler of Crandall and Avery Holt of NC; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Ellis will be held in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Bobby Green officiating, and eulogy provided by Blake Jackson. Pallbearers will be Drake Fowler, Shawn Fowler, Anthony Goswick, Andy Holt, Blake Jackson and Kevin Whaley. Interment will follow in the Center Valley Cemetery.
The family received friends at the Peeples Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.