{July 3, 1949 - June 19, 2019}

Ellen Marie (Gootee) Lunsford of Horn Lake Mississippi, passed from this life, at the age of 69, in Southaven, MS on June 19, 2019. Ellen was born on July 3, 1949. She was a Certified Professional Secretary and a member of that association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James, and Henrietta Kelsey and one granddaughter, Mary Ellen Evans.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Dawn Lumley of Hendersonville, TN and April Evans (Jimmy Sides, Jr.) of Walls, MS, one sister, Delores Christine of Bend, Oregon and a brother James Gootee, Jr. of Grenada, MS. Mrs. Lunsford was blessed with three grandchildren, Sara, Jessica, and Robert and one great-grandchild Warren. Also left to cherish her memories was her loving husband of 53 years, Robert Lunsford, Jr, who also passed away shortly after Ellen, on July 8, 2019. Mrs. Lunsford was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.

Visitation for family and friends was Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 12:30 until 2:00 PM and her funeral service followed at 2:00 PM at Forest Hill Funeral Home East, 2440 Whitten Rd, Memphis, TN 38133. (901-382-1000)