RICHMOND — Ella Mae Tevis, 79, of Richmond, departed this life Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Baptist Health-Richmond after a short illness.
She was born October 4, 1934, in Richmond, Kentucky, to the late Gholston Tevis and Nettie Doyle Tevis.
She professed her faith in Christ early in life and was united with the First Baptist Church at Francis and Collins Streets.
She was educated at Richmond High School. Ms. Tevis was a blessing to many prominent families in Madison County, where she loved, cared and nurtured for many years. Shunning the spot light, she lived her life as a cornerstone rock to everyone she loved.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William B. Tevis.
She is survived by: her son, John (Linda) Goodloe; her daughter, Alice (James) Lockett; her granddaughter, Carolyn Price; several grandchildren, including two grandsons, William (Shalyne) Lockett and DeAaron Ballew.
She also leaves: two sisters, Lee (Russell) Allen and JoAnn Clay; one brother, John (Ila) Tevis; and a host of additional grandchildren, nieces, nephews and close friends.
A celebration of Ella Mae’s life will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time.
Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.orpfh.com.