Georgia Ellis

Obituary of Georgia Lee Ellis

Georgia Lee Ellis was born in Walden, Whitley County, Kentucky on August 10, 1934.  She was born to, Edward and Merle Scalf.  On August 24, 1953 she married Hiram Matthew Ellis in Goshen, OH.  They were married for 62 years and Hiram preceded her in death on October 23, 2015. 

Georgia was blessed with eight children.  Gregory Dean Ellis (Lori), Karen Ann Branson (Junior), Kenneth Wayne Ellis (Karen), Kathy Lynn Ellis, Brian Matthew Ellis, Gloria Jean Hammoud (Ghassan), Angela Sue Davis, Christy Kay Middlebrooks.  She was preceded in death by her husband (Hiram), Kathy Lynn Ellis, Angela Sue Davis, Brian Matthew Ellis (stillborn).  Georgia had three brothers, Edward Scalf (Norma), Bill Scalf, and David Scalf (Judy) and two sisters Wilma Newsom and Alene Panetta.  She was blessed with sixteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren two great great-grandchildren. 

Georgia was a Spirit filled believer in Jesus and was a faithful minister’s wife.  Throughout her years in ministry alongside her husband, she enjoyed serving in every way she could in the various churches that he pastored. They sang specials in church that blessed many people.  One of their favorites was “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand”. She used her gift of writing to write and direct several plays for the children in church over the years. She held weekly Bible studies and women’s prayer meetings and mentored so many people, always willing to step into the roll as their spiritual mother. All her hard work and dedication in the church was strengthened through her dedicated prayer life, as she was known for being a faithful prayer warrior. She enjoyed being a member of Living Waters Church of God Mt. Assembly in Melbourne, Florida in her last years continuing to serve with weekly Ladies Bible studies and mentoring people in the congregation. Though her health faded her love and passion for serving the Lord remained as strong as ever; she always wanted people to know the power of God and was in the process of writing a book about the miracles she witnessed firsthand throughout her own life to reach all who read it.  As witnessed by her son Kenny, just prior to her death, she raised both hands, as a toddler would reach out to its parents to be picked up.  She then soon after was received into the presence of God. 

There will be a viewing from 10-11 am on Saturday, July 24th at Living Waters Church of God in Melbourne, followed by a service from 11am - 12:30pm. She will be laid to rest at Fountainhead Memorial Park in Palm Bay on Saturday afternoon at 3pm.