Verlene Leona Taylor Ellis, age 97, went to her heavenly home on October 1, 2019. If you knew Mrs. Verlene, then you know she is rejoicing with pride to finally be home.
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Verlene was born May 20, 1922 and was raised in the Dawson area and was a long time beautician in Corsicana. She was a forever member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana where she taught years of Sunday school, sang vibrantly in many Living Christmas Tree programs, and some knew her as the picture lady. She was a devoted Christian and spent her life witnessing and loving the Lord.
Verlene is preceded in death by her husband Atlas Lee Ellis (Ellis Studio/Ellis Charolais), her parents Alva & Maud Taylor, her brothers Coy Taylor and Olin Taylor of Massachusetts.
She is survived by one son John Ellis of Corsicana, one grandson John Ellis II (Amber) of Mexia, two granddaughters Julie Ellis Waller (Darrell) of Corsicana and Taryn Ellis Burleson (Jeremy) of McKinney. She was a loving great grandmother to Clay, Callie, John III, Skylar, and Lantz. She is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and Taylor made cousins who loved her very much.
Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with services immediately following at 3:00 P.M. with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be John Ellis II, John Ellis III, Darrell Waller, Clay Waller, Ken Taylor and Preston Bonner. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Sykes and Doug Scroggins. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.
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