Dorothy M. Ellis, 95, formerly of Laurel, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Salisbury, Md.
Dorothy was born in Amite, La., a daughter of the late William F. Monroe and Odie (Lee) Monroe. Dorothy retired from the Laurel School District were she was a baker in the cafeteria. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whom enjoyed crocheting, gardening and loved to cook.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by her daughters, Nancy Geiger (Eugene) of Millsboro and Janice Geiger (Fritz) of Millsboro; stepchildren, Charles Robert Ellis (Marty) of Laurel and Marsha Chubb (Bill) of Laurel; a sister, Lillian Jacques of Knoxville, Tenn.; thirteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Monroe; her first husband, Martin H. Mitchell in 1966; and second husband Robert Ellis in 2001.
A Celebration of her life will be held at the Laurel Nazarene Church, 94 Walnut St., Laurel, Thursday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m., were a visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service. The Pastor Ralph Fraser will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Laurel Nazarene Church, P.O. Box 705, Laurel, DE 19956, or Coastal Hospice P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, DE. Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting, www.hsdfuneralhome.com