Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
9665 FM 908
Rockdale, TX 76567

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Services for Zelma Holliman Ellis, 79, were held Monday, July 11, 2011, in Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial followed in Forest Grove Cemetery in the Forest Grove community. Rev. Jimmy Haile officiated.

Mrs. Ellis died Friday, July 8, in Scott & White Hospital.

She was born June 16, 1932, in Milam County to Elmer Cornelius and Lila Jessie (Watson) Holliman. Mrs. Ellis lived all of her life in Rockdale and Forest Grove.

She married Ike S. Ellis on Dec. 31, 1949, in Rockdale. Mrs. Ellis worked for MH-MR in Brenham and Rockdale, the MARC Center in Rockdale and retired from there to provide home health care.

She was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church and was an active member of Rockdale VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Ellis spent her life caring for others, especially her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 8, 2006; three sons, David Ike, Jim Sam and John Robert Ellis; a sister, Helen Fulton; and two brothers, Olen and Harold Holliman.

Survivors are a son, Doug Ellis and wife Sherry of Rockdale; three daughters, Barbara Zawadzke Rhodes, Peggy Morton and husband Johnny, all of Rockdale, Linda Walker and husband Stephen of Milano; and 12 grandchildren, Nikki Nadeau and husband Doug, Zana Watson and husband Wade, Zachary Zawadzke, Kara Clore and husband Mike, Kelly Taylor and husband Danny, Erin Luce, Lucas Hairston and wife Erin, Sam Walker, Amy Fatheree and husband Justin, Joanna Block and husband Albert, Brandon Bell and wife Jordan, Matthew Ellis; also, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Brandon Bell, Sam Walker, Lucas Hairston, Danny Taylor, Mike Clore, Wade Watson, Doug Nadeau, Matthew Ellis, Zachary Zawadzke, Justin Fatheree and Albert Block.