Ina Marie Ellis Travis

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KINSTON - Ina Marie Ellis Travis is praising God before His throne. She departed this life on Easter morning, April 8, 2012, at age 85. Mrs. Travis was born in Valdosta, Georgia, to parents Luther and Ivy Phillips Ellis but lived much of her youth in Durham, N.C. She has resided in Kinston for the last 55 years. At age 14, a young Marie answered a pastor's alter call during an Easter sunrise service to accept Jesus as her Savior so it is only fitting that she be called home during this resurrection time. Mrs. Travis was adored for her pleasant personality which remained with her even through years of declining health and Alzheimer's disease. If she failed to recognize you, she treasured your visit all the same. Her cute expressions, both facial and verbal, will be remembered. During her healthy years, she loved golf, reading mysteries, coffee with neighbors and friends, family beach vacations, pets, squirrels and birds. She provided her family with much affection, fun and a lot of home cooked meals. She was an excellent cook, the type who didn't have to measure ingredients, and she could stick a seed into a cup of dirt and grow a tree. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God" guided her life. She had learned from her mother to accept all people and to oppose racism. Her innocent nature prevented her from understanding the punch lines to jokes which everyone lovingly teased her about. Mrs. Travis is survived by her husband of 65 years, Frank Warner Travis of the home; a son, William "Bill" Travis of Kinston; a daughter, Cathy Holder and husband Lee, of Kinston; two granddaughters, Jennifer Nickeson and husband Matthew, of Greenville and Holly Holder of Kinston. She has been loved and cared for by numerous caregivers who have become family. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston with the Reverend T. R. Miller of Westminster Methodist officiating. The family will greet friends afterwards. Memorial gifts made to the Westminster United Methodist Church kitchen fund are appreciated. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Sign the guest book at (Paid obituary)

Published in Free Press from Apr. 9 to Apr. 13, 2012