Alma Lovett Ellington








Alma Lovett Ellington, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018, in Center.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Good Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Doug Fincher and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:30 p.m.


Mrs. Ellington was born December 10, 1924, in Shelbyville, to R. T. Lovett and Ethel Davis Lovett.  She owned and operated Alma’s Beauty Shoppe from 1969 until 1993. Her hobbies included mowing the lawn, picking up pecans and baking cakes for the elderly.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.


She is survived by
Thomas Ellington Jr. and wife, Karen, of Houston
Jeff Ellington of Center
Connie Ellington Morrison and husband, Tem, of Shelbyville

Thomas Ellington III of Houston
Victoria Lynn Ellington of Washington, D.C.
Jeff Ellington II and Bobbi of Center
Chris Ellington and Emily of Center
Dawn Ellington of Center
Joseph “Joey” Ellington Williams and Shea of Center

11 Great Grandchildren

Special Niece: Mary Jo Lampley of Center

Numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives

A host of friends

Preceded in death by
Husband: T. O. Ellington
Parents: R. T. Lovett and Ethel Davis Lovett
5 Siblings

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Good Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o John Doggett, 1251 Busby Street, Center, Texas 75935.


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