Betty McBride Steed Ellis, 72, of Phenix City, Alabama, went to be with her Lord on Monday, September 30, 2019 at West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange Georgia.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Est on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at VanceBrooks Funeral Home 3738 Highway 431 North Phenix City, AL with Pastor Michael Hornsby officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm EST at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia.
Ms. Betty was born in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of the late Alvin McBride and Ruth Bass McBride Councilman. She later relocated to Columbus Georgia where she began working her career of many years with the Muscogee County School System as a Paraprofessional. She loved her children at school, but after 22 years, she retired to be with her own family. Her life was surrounded by family and music. She loved singing about her Lord and Savior and never missed an opportunity to bring the news of Jesus to the lost. When Ms. Betty was not singing, she loved spending precious moments with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her husband Bobby F. Ellis, one brother John Councilman, and a sister, Jane Jones
Left behind to cherish the memory of Ms. Betty are two sons, Jimmy Steed and his wife Denise of LaGrange, GA and Johnathan Steed and his wife Rebecca of Crestview, FL; one sister Ann Logan and husband Bill of Columbus, GA; a special sister in law Charlene Councilman; one brother Bill McBride and wife Nancy of Columbus, GA; five grandchildren Haley Pearce, Kaleb Steed, Blake Steed, Morgan Steed, Nicolas Steed, Kendell Johansen and David Gant; one great grandson Jaxon Pearce and a host of other niece, nephews and church family.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to West Georgia Hospice 1510 Vernon Road LaGrange, GA 30240.