Ramona Jean Woods Ellis,90, of Benton, MS, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 as a result of long term illness.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by an 11:00 funeral service. Charles Moore will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Benton Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ramona Jean was born in Attala County, MS on February 13, 1931. She graduated from Benton High School in 1949. Ramona Jean was married to Rayford Leroy “Brother” Ellis on June 9, 1949. They were married 50 years.
Ramona Jean worked as a secretary and book keeper at Benton Academy. She enjoyed cooking, cake decorating, and painting. She was also a member of the Yazoo Art Association.
Ramona Jean is survived by her daughter, Gail Ellis Conner, son, Kevin Ellis, and son-in-law, Larry Conner, Grandchildren- Jason (Kara) Conner, Adrienne (Robert) Cassady, George (Lindsay) Conner, Kayla Ellis, James (Tosha) Ellis, 11 great grandchildren, and other family and friends.
Ramona Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Rayford Leroy “Brother” Ellis and her son Lee Ellis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Benton Baptist Church.