Evelyn Ellis Smith, age 67, of 101 Nehemiah Lane, passed away Saturday, August 7th, in Spartanburg Medical Center.
She was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and was a daughter of the late Sam W. Ellis, Sr. and Elnita Oglesby Ellis.
She was a member of Christ Miracle and Deliverance Outreach Ministries where she was honored as “Mother of the Church.”
Evelyn was employed as a CNA with Interim Health. She was a former receptionist at Piedmont Community Actions.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four siblings, Sam Ellis, Jr., Robert Ellis, Helen Bailey, and Tina Wilson Smith. She leaves to cherish loving memories: a son, Patrick Smith (Patrice), of Spartanburg, three daughters, Catina Lipscomb (Donald), Priscilla Washington, and Lisa Smith, all of Gaffney; brothers, James Ellis, Sr. (Jeneva), of Kings Mountain, Stanley Ellis, Sr., of Gastonia, Carl Bailey (Tina), of Glen Burnie, MD, Maurice Ellis (JoAnne), Willie Lee Ellis, Sr., Kavin Wilson, Randy Wilson, and Billy Tate, all of Gaffney; sisters, Elizabeth Gaffney (Dean), Amelia Marie Evans, and Angel Davis (Tim), all of Gaffney, Audrey Smith, of Spartanburg; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, 12 noon, in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery with The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating.
The family is at the home of Catina and Donald Lipscomb, 161 Ellis Ferry Road, Gaffney, SC.