Ella Sue Anderson, 75, of Palatka, passed from this life on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Putnam Community Medical Center. She was a native of Dickenson County, Virginia and had lived in Putnam County since 1955. Ella earned a degree in bookkeeping from Santa Fe Jr. College where she was the Valedictorian of her class. She had worked in bookkeeping for Atlantic Bank in Palatka as well as Florida Rock and FPL. She later worked for Seminole Electric where she retired at the age of 68.
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She is preceded in death by her parent, Kelsey and Carra Willis, her two brothers, Fran and Ralph Willis and one sister, Irene Lee.
She is survived by her 6 children, David Anderson, Allen Anderson (Amber), Jimmy Martin (Beth), Dee Dee Diana, Paula Reid, and Diona Anderson Fraterrigo (Michelle), brother, Carl Willis (Charlene), sisters, Jean Green (Leo), Shirley Gilyard (Bill) and Cathy Coleman. Ella is also survived by her 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.
Her family was a very special part of her life. In regards to raising six kids she would often say, “I don’t know how I did it, working and cooking for these kids and their friends.”
“But with the love of God, my family, and friends, I have found an everlasting life that will never end.”
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor David Price officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 1:30 p.m. until time of services.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Rodeheaver Boy’s Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Rd, Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Ella’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.