Della Ruth Ellis

Della Ruth Ellis

June 30, 2022, 94, Goldsboro –

Della Ruth Ellis, 94, entered into the gift of eternal life with her Heavenly father Thursday morning while being cared for at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Della was born in Goldsboro to the late Tony and Ethel Ellis on June 16, 1928.

Serving as an employee of the Salvation Army for over 50 years, Della was committed to the mission of the Salvation Army as she cared for the least, the last, and the lost without any reservation or discrimination. Never one to meet a stranger, she enjoyed interacting with everyone she met, always having a pleasant word for each one.

As a longtime resident of Kirkwood Retirement Village in Goldsboro, Della took time to make friends and create lasting relationships with her neighbors.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Della’s life at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel with Captain Sherrie Stokes and Captain Phillip Stokes officiating. A private interment will be held at a later time in Wayne Memorial Park.

Della was preceded in death by her brothers, Billy Ellis and Tony Ellis, Jr. and sister, Mary Anderson.

Della is survived by her sisters-in-law, Hazel Ellis and Dorothy Ellis, both of Goldsboro; a special nephew and niece, Anthony Best and Renee Herring, as well as several other nieces and nephews she loved very much.

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