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Patricia Ann Ellis, age 78, of Midland, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Garden of Memories in Sweetwater, Texas with Pastor Billy Raies officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Patricia was born on March 23, 1933, in Francis, Okla. to Cyril and Opal Gee. She married Wayne O. Ellis on July 31, 1954, in Burkburnett, Texas. She and Wayne moved to Sweetwater in 1961 and were long time residents of Sweetwater where she taught in the Sweetwater Independent School District for many years before retiring and moving to Midland. Patricia was so deeply loved by her family and friends. Her love for and faith in God through Jesus Christ inundated her life and is a treasure cherished by each who knew her.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. Donald Gee and wife Jill of Graham, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Jan Gee of Shawnee, Okla. and June Hunt of Poplarville, Mississippi; two sons, Michael W. Ellis and wife Ginger of Belton, Texas and Patrick Ellis and wife Lori of Midland, Texas; and daughter, Mary Ann Reeves of Midland, Texas; grandchildren, Brenna Rylee, Sarah Roberts, Kris Ellis, Kayce Street, Elizabeth Albers and Jason Albers; and great-grandchildren, Elle, Ian, Trystin and Olivia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cyril and Opal Gee; husband, Wayne O. Ellis; brother, Jerry Gee and; son-in-law, Mike Reeves.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 from 6-7:30 p.m.