Ellen Marie (Neigh) Curtis Lansing Ellen's Lord called her home to her eternal home in glory on February 26, 2014 in Lansing, Michigan at age 93. Ellen was born to Frederick Ivan and Mae Bedilia (Wyllys) Burgess on July 18, 1920 in Lansing, Michigan where she was a resident most of her life. Ellen married Kenneth Edward Neigh on April 7, 1939 in Lansing. She often traveled with Ken when he was singing with the Crusaders Quartet. While living in Lansing, she was a faithful member of Faith Bible Church (formerly Inter-City Bible Church). Sometime after Kenneth passed away in February 1984, Ellen moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where she attended Northside Baptist Church. It was there she met and eventually married John Curtis. Preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Kenneth and John; brothers, George and Robert Burgess; and her infant son, Terry Ross. Surviving are her daughter, Nancy (Melvin) Spayde of Lansing; son, James E. (Elizabeth) Neigh; grandchildren, Kevin and Scott Spayde, Matthew (Lorraine), Michael (Alison), Rebekka and Mark (Rochelle) Neigh; and great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Camille, Rebekkah, Aleta, Emmaline, Ivanna, Samantha, Ezekiel, Abigail, Charity, Olivia, Zebedee, Jackson, Caspar and Alice. Those desiring may make contributions to Faith Bible Church, 5211 W. St. Joseph Hwy., Lansing, Michigan 48917 in Mrs. Curtis' memory. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 2, 2014