A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Holy Angels Catholic Church Avenue, MD with Fr. Michael Tietjen officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel with prayers recited at 7:00 PM.
Martha Teresa Ellis, 81, of Avenue, MD passed away on September 4, 2013 in Avenue, MD. Born on August 12, 1932 in Mechanicsville, MD., she was the daughter of the late Daniel Webster and Virginia Lena Hill Lacey. Martha was the loving wife of the late James Willard Ellis, Sr. whom passed away in 1986. She is survived by her children: Eleanor Teresa Norris (Merle), and Betty Ann Bowles (Jim) both of Leonardtown, MD., Rose Marie Lyon (Billy) of Mechanicsville, MD, James Willard Ellis, Jr. (Jackie) of Valley Lee, MD., Brenda Lee Russell of Ridge, MD., William Luke Ellis of Hollywood, MD., Mary Linda Trossbach (Bradley) of La Plata, MD, 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings; Ruth Norris, Alice Dunbar, Thelma Futural, Robert Lacey, Palmer Lacey and Francis Lacey. Martha was preceded in death by her siblings; Hazel Thomas, Marie Lucas, Mary Margaret Miedzinski, James Lacey, Lawrence Lacey, Richard Lacey, Leonard Lacey, grandson Houston Danny Russell, and great grandson John Francis Ryce, III. Martha was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and was a House keeper for Private homes. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 Pm in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with prayers recited at 7:00 Pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10:00 Am in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD with Father Michael Tietjen officiating and Father William Gurnee con celebrating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers; Billy Bowles, Billy Lyon, B.J. Lyon, Mike Lacey, Bradley Brooks, and Jim Bowles. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650 and or the Seventh District Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 7 Avenue, MD 20609.