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.