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Willadean Ellis
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Willadean Ellis was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina April 27, 1942 and raised by her mother Marie Fair and George Keitt. They moved to Connecticut where she received her education in Stamford, Connecticut. She moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut and worked at GE for a number of years as an Electronic Assembler until 2003.

She retired and moved to Kenbridge, Virginia and traveled the United States with her husband for 14 years.

She was always carefree and was a devoted lover of gospel music and an advent Christian and loved her God.

Willadean loved to sing with her gospel groups “The Bells” and the gospel choir at West End Tabernacle Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She also enjoyed elephants.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Lee Shuler; three sisters: Rosa Fersner, Mary B. Johnson and Georgia Lee Keitt.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband: Wilbur Ellis, Jr.; two sons: Glenn Keitt and David Hawkins both of Bridgeport, Connecticut; one brother: Thurman (Johnnie) Keitt of Stamford, Connecticut; four sisters: Betty (Thomas) James of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Maybelle (Eddie) Clayborne of Stamford, Connecticut; Darlene Shuler (Anthony) Arnett of Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Charlene B. (Steve) Spain of Bridgeport, Connecticut; eleven grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and church family and friends.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
West End Tabernacle C.M.E. Church

265 Colorado Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605





11:00 AM
West End Tabernacle C.M.E. Church

265 Colorado Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Pastor Alfred Jones, officiating.

Cemetery Details


Park Cemetery

620 Lindley St.
Bridgeport, CT 06606


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