ROSWELL, GA Elaine Mitchell Ellis died peacefully on July 23, in Roswell, GA with her two sons by her side. She would have been 91, August 28.
Born in 1921 to Joseph and Affe Mitchell, Elaine grew up in Greensboro, NC where she began her career by modeling hairstyles for her Aunt Marie's Beauty Salon. She married Albert J. Ellis of Goldsboro, NC in 1943, and helped run his family's department store in Goldsboro when Albert went off to war.
After the war, Albert and Elaine moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where they raised their two boys, Albert and Joe. Elaine was a devout Roman Catholic who attended St. Paul's Catholic church. She was very active in the Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs and in 1996 she was named Woman of the Year. She was also active in the Al Kareem Club of Pinellas County, serving as Secretary. Elaine also was a long time volunteer at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.
Elaine was proceeded in death by her parents, brothers George Mitchell and Michel Mitchell, and grandson Dylan Ellis.
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-laws Albert and Pamela Ellis, and Joseph and Lynn Ellis of Roswell, GA; grandchildren Akasha Ellis of Birmingham, AL, Jesse Ellis (and Marika Ellis) of Los Angeles, CA, Joseph M. Ellis, of Roswell, GA, Jenny Ellis of Ft. Myers, FL; and grandchildren, Kiri Ellis, and Cody Ellis of Toronto, Canada; great-grandchild Prakash Ellis of Washington, DC; her brother and sister-in-law, John and Ellen Mitchell of Greensboro, NC; nieces Donna Mitchell (and Joe Rakowski) of Cary, NC, Lori Holmes (and Randy) of Southwest Ranches, FL, Pam Jordan of Tallahassee, FL, Micky Hall of St. Petersburg, FL, Toni Wolters (and Patrick) of Orlando, FL; and nephew Joe Mitchell of Greensboro, NC.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to
. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society in Alpharetta, GA (678) 735-5500.