BESTINA HALL ELLIS
Born January 12, 1942 in Wiggins, MS as the 5th child of William "Bill" Hall and Lelia Hall, she peacefully went home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband of more than 38 years on December 4, 2012. She taught elementary school for more than 30 years, demonstrating an unparallel devotion to the spiritual and educational development of her students. She truly believed no child should be left behind. She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with family and close friends. Bestina loved to spend Sunday's watching professional football with her two boys, husband Jim and son Michael and playing with grandson Evan Ellis. She is survived by her son Michael Ellis (Keshia); grandson, Evan; brother, James Hall; sisters, Billie Ruth Hall and Voncile Brown; nieces, nephews, stead fast friends, Mary, Toni and Artiss and a host of family friends and lasting friends. She will be laid to rest with her husband Jim Ellis on Thursday, January 10 at 11 a.m. in Arlington National Cemetery.