Rosa B. (Burke) Ellington

Born: Wed., Dec. 6, 1916
Died: Mon., Dec. 10, 2012


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 14, 2012
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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Rosa B. Burke Ellington, 96, of Shawhan and formerly of Nicholas Co., wife of the late Paul Ellington to whom she was married for 71 years, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 6, 1916 in Nicholas Co. to the late Clarence & Etta Reid Burke, was a devoted homemaker and was a member of the Shawhan Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter Phyllis Jordan, of Shawhan, 2 sons, Paul Wayne (Lynn) Ellington & Jimmy Allen (Wanda) Ellington, both of Bourbon Co., a brother, Billy (Phyllis) Burke, of Carlisle, 8 grandchildren, Jerry Allen (Angie) Walker, Debbie Walker (Richard Howard), Barry Paul (Susan) Moreland, James Kevin (Tina) Ellington, Jamie Wayne (Beth) Ellington, Angel Ellington (Derrick Browning), Mindy Ellington & Kelli Marie (J.J.) Nichols, 14 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, a special nephew, Raymond (Willie) Ellington, and 2 sister-in-laws, Imogene Burke & Eleanor Bramel. 

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Nellie Frances Harney & Margaret Combs, and a brother, Raymond "Pete" Burke.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 14, 2012 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Rev. Kevin Strausbaugh with burial following in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5:00 P.M. Thursday.

Charitable donations may be made in Rosa's memory to the following organization:

Bluegrass Hospice Care
1317 US Highway 62 East, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
Tel: 859-234-6462

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Jackie & Cindy Watkins
   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
Jim, Kevin and Mindy,

We send our deepest condolences and sympathy to each of you. Rose was a very special lady that will never be forgotten. She's in God's arms now, smiling down on each of you. Rose is at ease and pain free. May God wrap His arms around each of you, comfort you and guide you through this difficult time of sorrow. May Rose rest in peace.

Judy Tucker
   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
Ellington Family,
So sorry for your loss God has called another beautiful angel home with him.May God bless you during this diffcult time. She was a very lovely lady and everyone that met her loved her I could see that from just listening you all talk about her.God bless yu all.

Cecil and Brenda Curtis
   Posted Thu December 13, 2012
Please accept our condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God bless.

Gena Arnold
   Posted Thu December 13, 2012
Ellington Family,

I am a friend of Angel's, I kept her children in daycare when they were little. I just wanted to extend my sympathy and prayers to each of you at this trying time.

Thinking of you all,
gena arnold

Linda and Kristina Ricci
   Posted Thu December 13, 2012
Please accept our condolences for your loss.May Rosa rest in peace.

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