Doris Vivian Sims Ellison

Published 6:09 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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On Sunday, September 1, 2019, Doris Vivian Sims Ellison, loving wife and mother of five children, passed away at age 95.

Doris was born on November 24, 1923, in Jemison, Alabama, to Walter and Haddie Mae (Nix) Sims. She was married to Marvin Morrell Ellison of Clanton. They raised three sons, Walter Andrew (Andy), John and Frederick (Freddy), two daughters, Julia (Judy) and Paula.

Doris was devoted to her Lord Jesus Christ and her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Marvin and Daughter Julia (Judy), father, Walter, her mother, Haddie Mae, her brothers Melvin, Loyd, Henry, Walter Lee (Red), her sisters Margaret, Lois (Sister), Delene, Hellen, and Bobbie. She is survived by her four children, Andy, John (Jacque), Freddy (Janet), Paula and several beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Friends will be received from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Martin Funeral Home.

Services will be held Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Martin Chapel with Rev. Glenn Bonds officiating.

Interment will follow in Providence Baptist #2 Cemetery, Clanton, Alabama.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

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