ELLA B. HOPE BURLINGTON, Vt. - Ella B. Hope, 58, of Burlington, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. She was born in Richland, Ga. on March 1, 1952 the daughter of Arthur B. Shepherd and Ezzie Lou Curry. Ella is survived by her three children Andrew Tanner of Barre, Vt., Matthew Tanner of Burlington, and Angela Santos and her husband Jose of Burlington; six grandchildren Miles, Justin, Nico, Omari, Furious and Ella; her beloved friend Jay Hope of Burlington; her brothers and sisters, James of California, Willie, Clara, Ernest, Bessie, Emmit and Alice of Atlanta, Ga., S.C. from Colorado and Otis from Florida, and dear friends Jenn and Bill. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934 North Avenue, Burlington. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ella's memory may be made to Brigham and Women's Hospital, Lung Transplant Program, 75 Francis St., Boston, Ma. 02115. To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on June 13, 2010