Elberta Counts, 89, of Decatur, died Monday, July 7, 2014. Her visitation will be on Thursday from 1 until 3:45 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Counts is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Counts, her parents, one brother, four sisters and two great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of four years, TL "Tommy" Colburn of Decatur; daughters, Joyce Ontiveros of Decatur and Debbie Counts Arnold of Decatur; sons, Larry Counts (Kathy) of Decatur and Gary Counts of Huntsville; sister, Helen Strickland (Lonnie) of Phil Campbell; nine grandchildren, Celestina, Carla, Serena, Jennifer, Bo, Kent, Laura, Stewart and Katey; and four great-grandchildren, Sean, Livia, Logan and Hayden.
Mrs. Counts was a lifelong member of Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church for 60-plus years and Sixteenth Avenue Baptist is on their 125th Anniversary this year. She was a member of Eastern Star for over 50 years.
Pallbearers will be friends and relatives.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church, 515 16th Avenue SE, Decatur, AL 35601 or to
Roselawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in the Decatur Daily on July 9, 2014