Shirley Bass Ellzey

July 22, 1937 – October 13, 2020

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TUPELO – Shirley Bass Ellzey, 83, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at NMMC-Tupelo, MS.  She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in Amite, Louisiana. She was a resident of Tupelo, MS since 1972.  Most of her adult life she worked in the medical field, either as a secretary or transcriptionist.  She loved her family.  Watching "Murder She Wrote" was her favorite pastime.  She was a saved Christian and a lifetime Baptist.

Survivors include her daughters, Tonja Ellzey Russell(Wendell) and Sasha Ellzey Kidder(Will); her son, Damon B. Ellzey; her six grandchildren, Robert E. Russell, Carley Russell Norris(Jordan), Christopher B. Ellzey, Samantha J. Ellzey, Elizabeth Kate Kidder, and Nathan B. Smith; three great-grandchildren, Syble Grace Norris, Bobbie Lucy Norris, and Joshua Levi Norris; brother, George Edward Bass, Jr.(Pat); and many more beloved nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben Ellzey; her father, George Edward Bass, Sr.; mother, Vickey Baham Bass; three sisters, Vicki Wilkens, Millie Spence, Billie Jean Bass; one brother-in-law, Charles "Charlie" Wilkens, and one grandson, Justin Levi Russell.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2PM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Pavilion #1, Howard Stafford Park in Pontotoc, MS with Bro. Paul Childress officiating.  If rain, Toxish Baptist Church, Pontotoc, MS.

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