Betty Lou Ellis, 73, of Jacksonville passed away February 28, 2019, at home with family at her side.
Betty was born January 5, 1946 in Crisfield, MD to Llewllyn and Betty Rock. She had a lifelong battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis. When she was six years old, she went to the original Alfred I. duPupont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE and spent the next eight years there. Yet through all the tears and pain Betty never let it stop her and whenever asked how she was doing, she would always answer “I’m good”. She always had a smile that would brighten anyone’s day.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Sydney Robert Ellis, her brother Richard Rock, and her parents. Betty was survived by her daughter Gail Green and son in law James Green, son William Ellis and daughter in law Sheena Ellis, stepson Timothy Ellis, stepson Robert Ellis and daughter in law Jennifer Ellis, stepdaughter Sabrina Honaker and stepson in law Joseph Honaker, stepdaughter Leigh Holland, fourteen grandchildren, brother Paul Rock and sister in law Linda Rock, sister Cynthia Ellis and brother in law Joseph Ellis, sister in law Rose Ann Lynch and brother in law Jack Lynch, brother in law Mark Ellis and sister in law Ellen Ellis.
There will be a memorial celebration Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at 13097 Christine Marie Court, Jacksonville, FL 32225.
In lieu of flowers, Betty wished that everyone make a donation to the Arthritis Foundation in her name.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory (904) 353-3649.