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Lavada Bernice (Etress) Ellison

December 6, 1952 ~ May 26, 2020 (age 67)


LAVADA BERNICE (ETRESS) ELLISON, age 67 of Clanton, passed away on May 26, 2020 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, AL. She was born in Shelby County on December 6, 1952; the daughter of the late Jesse James Etress and the late Lois Barnett Etress.

She was a former inspector at ECA. She was loved dearly by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by: Husband, Donald Ray Ellison of Clanton; Son, Donnie (Vanessa) Ellison of Clanton; Daughter, Brandy (Brian) Smith of Jemison; Grandchildren: Olivia Ellison, Farrah Ellison, Austin Smith, and Allison Smith; Sisters: Faye (Glen) Hawkins of Pell City, Lou Frazier of Alabaster, and Robbie (Perry) Willis of Shelby; Brother, Robert Etress of Shelby; and a host nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She is preceded in death by: Father, Jesse Etress; Mother, Lois Etress; Step-Father, Pete Carden; and Sisters: Inf. Gloria Janelle Etress, Ann Horton, and Wendy Johnson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 5-8pm at Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:00am from the Chapel of Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton with Rev. J. Aaron Ellison and Rev. Kelvin Smitherman officiating.

Burial will follow in the New Hope Community Cemetery in Jemison, AL.

Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, AL.


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May 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ellison Memorial Funeral Home
1709 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045

Funeral Service
May 30, 2020

11:00 AM
Ellison Memorial Funeral Home
1709 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045

Interment following funeral service
May 30, 2020

New Hope Baptist Church and Cemetery
16433 County Road 42
Jemison, AL 35085

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