1941 - 2020
Eleanor (Ellie)(Lena) Mae Harris Gauldin-McMillian, 79, of Fisher Drive, Martinsville, Va passed away on November 21, 2020 in Findlay, Ohio. Ellie was born on July 16, 1941 in Henry County, Virginia to the late Betty King Harris and Jasper Amos Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband George Neal Gauldin; Daughter, Carol Renee Barbour; Sisters, Mary Francis Harris, Dorothy Lee Mangrum, Flora Bell Law, Rosemary June Hundley, Annie Rebecca McDaniel, and Peggy Ann Boufford; Brothers, Jasper Amos Harris Jr, John Kit Harris, Henry Mason Harris. Surviving are her Husband of 16 years Carl Lee McMillian of Martinsville,Va; Brother, Jasper Amos Harris III of Brossville, Va; Daughters, Flo Lynn (Jeff) Myers of Findlay Ohio, Denise (Glen) Cashwell, of Fuquary-Varina, NC; Sons, Timothy Ray (Martha) Sherwood of Thomasville, NC, Joe Glenn Sherwood of Salt Lake City, UT, Ricky Neal (Carla) Gauldin of Sparta, NC, Donny (Lynette) McMillian, of Washington DC; Grandchildren, Nicholas (Jenny) Myers, Emily (Dan) Romick, Libby (Chad) Paul, Kayla (Dustin) Phipps, Samantha (Aaron) Maxfield, Shannon Sherwood, Zachery (Sarah) Gauldin; Great Grandchildren, Addison, Kimberly, Olivia, Isabelle, Kaylee, Caroline, Westin, Logan, Woods, Allie, Coltin, Maggie, Frannie and Clare. Ellie joined Martinsville Church of God in 1973. She served as kindergarten Sunday school teacher in the 80s and 90s. This was one of her favorite ministries, to teach little children about Jesus. She also attended Faith Missionary Alliance Church in Winston Salem, NC with her husband, Carl. She volunteered and attended Community Fellowship with Pastor Michael Harrison in Collinsville, VA. She became a Hospice Volunteer for Martinsville Memorial Hospital in 1988 with her late husband, Neal. They served side by side until 1993. She was a valued Medical Transcriptionist at Martinsville Memorial Hospital for 30 years. She transcribed for Lanier Physician Professionals for 5 years and 11 years at Carillon Health, retiring in 2011. Friends and family may pay respects in person on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, from 9am - 5pm at McKee-Stone Funeral Home 109 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24112. A private funeral service at McKee-Stone Funeral Home will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 with immediate family. The Reverend Jimmy Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville, Virginia at 2 pm, open to all friends and family. Face mask and social distancing required. Memorials may be made to Bridge Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Findlay, The Community Fellowship school book bag program, Collinsville Virginia, or organization of donors choice. Coldren Crates of Findlay Ohio, and Mckee Funeral Services of Martinsville, Virginia are serving the Gauldin-McMillian family. Online condolences can be made to ColdrenCrates.com or directly at Ellie McMillians facebook page. Ellie encouraged others and was a person of prayer. She used Facebook as a vessel to spread the Love of Jesus in her later days. She loved going out to eat at the Sirloin House, and made many friends in her fellowships there.
Condolences For Eleanor Gauldin-McMillian
Lovingly, Aunt Linda
May GOD comfort each of you during this time of loss. Ms. Ellie was a beautiful lady inside & out and always sharing & giving her love of JESUS!! Knowing you Lynn & your mom helped change how I lived my life & how much GOD meant to me. Thank you both.
I haven’t seen her in a while. She use to come in the salon where I work. I didn’t know she had been sick!
I’m praying for your family. Keep that hope in seeing her again!
Love and Prayers, Penny
My heart and love goes out to you. My health prevents me from being at the visitation today but my love and prayers are with you all. We have a lot of precious memories of times we shared over the years and the wonderful family we had. We had the BEST in especially in our Moms and little Granny.
May God bless you all and give you strength and comfort. Call or email me any time you can. I love you all.
Love and prayers,