Marilu White

Marilu White

Marilu White

August 6, 1937 – January 1, 2023

Wendell – Marilu White, 85, went to her Heavenly home on Sunday, January 1 2023. She was born in Wake County, NC to the late Ronald Gilliard Ellis Sr. & Kathleen Bright King. Marilu was a wonderful mother and grandmother and a great friend to many. Her personality was warm and always brought comfort and happiness to those she encountered. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald Bass.

She is survived by her daughter, Tara White, her brother, Ronald Gilliard Ellis Jr. of Tarboro, her sister, Anne Ellis Horne (Darrell) of Goldsboro, her nieces Pam Stanley, Kathy Cox (Fenton), Karen Murphy (Doug), Leigh Weikert (Dave) and 2 grandchildren, Taylor Cooke and Tristan Cooke (Savannah Lamm).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hephzibah Baptist Church building fund, 1794 Wendell Blvd. Wendell NC 27591.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Hephzibah Baptist Church at 3:00pm.


  • Miki Herring Posted January 4, 2023 9:23 pm

    To the family of Marilou ,she will be missed by so many,she had that sweet contagious smile and laughter, and she was always grateful for the little things.Marilou had a way of making everyone feel special.I loved herr let’s have fun attitude.I especially loved 1 way that she celebrated JESUS was by having nativity sets out all year long. I did not have the privilege of know her as well or as long as most people at HBC did.But I am glad for the time we had to become dear friends.My heart hurts with you and for you.I am sincerely so very sorry for your great to you all miki

  • Patricia and Ramon Kenan Posted January 5, 2023 1:59 pm

    Marilu was a bright light and a big smile. She knew no stranger. She is one reason we joined Hephzibah Baptist Church. What a mighty soldier for God’s kingdom. She will missed but not forgotten.

  • Connie Piner Posted January 8, 2023 4:44 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with Tara, and the other family members as they navigate through this loss. May God Bless You All.

  • Tammy Boykin Posted January 9, 2023 9:32 am

    What a sweet spirit she was! I ALWAYS looked forward to seeing her smiling face and hugs from the heart anytime we arrived at church! The light she shared with others thru Christ will most assuredly be missed! Joy comes in the morning for all those who love Jesus. Prayers for all the family as you adjust to her absence with you here. There can be no greater comfort than knowing, Christ has now Welcomed Her Home!

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