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Ella Mae Gilmore

August 3, 1954 ~ April 12, 2019 (age 64)

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Funeral services for Ms. Ella Mae Gilmore, age 64, will be conducted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Welch Zion Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Ms. Gilmore passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019.  born in Newberry, South Carolina, she was the daughter of Mr. Willie Gilmore and the late Mrs. Florence Nance Gilmore.  She was a member of Welch Zion Baptist Church where she was President of the Senior Choir.  Ms. Gilmore enjoyed singing old gospel songs and being a Fashionista.

Ella M. Gilmore in her younger days enjoyed fishing and in her latter days enjoyed spending her Saturday morning at the yard sales with her sisters. On Sundays, after church  Ella would prepare dinner for her children and grandchildren. She loved cooking good old soul food.

She worked at Georgia Pacific for many years and later retired from Federal Paper Board. After retirement, her home became the daycare, where she cared for her grandkids, nieces, and nephews. Ella was a giving lady whereby many times she put everyone's needs before her own. She was always loving and kind but yet stern and did not mind telling you exactly how she felt. Ella was known for her soul-stirring gospel singing. She was highly respected by everyone she came in contact with. 

She was predeceased by her mother, Mrs. Florence Nance Gilmore; brothers, Spence and John Gilmore and granddaughter, Alexus White.

Surviving in addition to her father are a daughter, Sharon R. Moon (Norman) of Newberry, SC; sons, Bryant Leon Gilmore (Angela) of Little Mountain, SC; Stanley Gilmore (Ghretta) of Newberry, SC; Randell Deon Gilmore; sisters, Barbara Melvin, Irene Gilmore Scott and Emma Lee Griffin all of Newberry, SC; Sarah Gilmore Lindsey of Greenville, SC; Lucille Mitchell (LV) of Woonsocket, RI; brothers, Wilbert Gilmore of Columbia, SC; Nathaniel Gilmore (KaTanya) of Lexington, SC; thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; devoted friends, Robert Benson, Cora Garmany, Beverly Harp and Jessie Mitchell;  a host of other relatives and friends.

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
April 17, 2019

2:00 PM
Welch Zion Baptist Church
30 Welch Road
Newberry, SC 29108

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