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Gretta Mae Ellison

January 16, 1937 — January 23, 2022

Gretta Mae Ellison

Gretta Mae Ellison passed away January 23, 2022 at the age of 85 in her home after a long illness. She was born at home on January 16, 1937 to Milton and Grace Gwartney Jr. in Rockport, IL. On Dec 23, 1953, she married William Ray Ellison. They moved down to Portland TX in 1954 with Al and Maryetta Grantham. She was a very talented woman who loved to decorate her home and loved her collection of jewelry!! She also enjoyed playing cards with her family. She is survived by her four children Dennis Ellison (Karen) and Steven Ellison of Portland TX, Karen Ballard of Ingleside TX and Daryl Ellison (Perla) of Corpus Christi TX. Her grandchildren Christina Scales (Thomas), Laura Ellison, Sarah Wallheimer (Ryan), Brian Ellison (Yvonne), Amanda Ellison, Stephanie Ellison, Daniel Ellison and April Ellison. Her great grandchildren Asheley, Dylan, Tyler, Parker, Mason, Bryson, Aaron, Xavier and Levi. Her sister's Gloria Wells (Lewis) of Barry IL, Doris Foster (Kenny) and Vickie Miller both of Rockport IL. Her brother William Gwartney of Pittsfield IL. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Ray; grandson, Aaron Ellison; her parents Milton & Grace Gwartney Jr; brother, Lonnie Gwartney. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 from 8 -10 a.m. at Winstead's Funeral Home, 500 Wildcat Dr, Portland, TX 78374 with burial immediately following at Palms Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Winsteads’ Funeral Home. (361) 643-6564

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Visitation

Saturday, January 29, 2022

8:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

Winsteads' Funeral Home

Portland, TX

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 29, 2022

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Palms Memorial Gardens

Portland, TX

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