Shelby - Jeanette Blanton Ellis, age 88, passed peacefully on July 21, 2021 at her home. Born in Cleveland County on October 24, 1932, to the late Eura and Moseline Blanton. She is also preceded in death by her husband James Ellis, brothers Bill, Roland and Cloy Blanton , sisters Francis Bettis and Dorothy Vance.
She is survived by son Jimmy Ellis, wife Sherry of Shelby, daughter Jan Maynard, husband Jesse of Tennessee. Granddaughters, Brittney Wilson and Abagail Ellis and great grandson Oliver Wilson. Sisters Edris Melton, Margaret Greene, husband Barry, and brother Scott Blanton, wife Carol, and many nephews and nieces.
Jeanette was a lifelong member of Ross Grove Baptist Church and retired from Shelby City Schools. She was impactful in many ways and was loved by all.
Graveside Service will be held 11:00am Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Ross Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Marcus McGill officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
The family would like to thank Hospice for their loving care for Jeanette and a special thanks to her caregivers, Martina Bloom and Kimberly Clark.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County 953 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150
Online guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Cecil M Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.
Published by Shelby Star from Jul. 21 to Jul. 22, 2021.