CLEVELAND — Nellie Ann Ellington, 65, school teacher, died Monday, Jan. 13, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland with interment following in Shelby Cemetery in Shelby. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale had charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ellington spent her entire career in education at West Tallahatchie School District for 28 years teaching both young and old. She spent four years traveling as an educational consultant with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The last five years she has spent at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility (Core Civic) in Tutwiler.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, David Ellington; son, Chad Ellington of Webb; daughter, Dr. Natalie Ellington of Tampa, Fla.; brother, John Duraj (Linda) of Shelby; and sisters, Maria Johnson (Bruce) of Shelby, Zofia Lindsey (Don) of Cleveland and Theresa Balducci of Shelby.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Nellie Dzuria Duraj.