Margaret Janice Ellis


Margaret Janice Ellis (75), of Mineral Wells, Texas, wife of Billy Joe Ellis, passed away July 26, 2019 after a short but brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Janice (Cookie) was born in Georgia on April 16, 1944, the daughter of Thomas Evans Jones and Kathleen Kiker Jones. Janice was the eldest of three children. Janice was a graduate of Mary Hardin Baylor University and was a coach and biology teacher for more than 25 years in Killeen, Lufkin, Cedar Hill, and most recently at Mineral Wells High School. Janice was an avid reader and her interests varied from Gardening to Genealogy. She is survived by her younger brother Thomas, loving husband, Billy Joe; children; Billy Paul (Cindy) of Rockdale, Robert (Pam) of Clear Lake, Mark (Judy) of Katy, and Jo Lisa Wainscott (Todd) of New Castle, WY; 11 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Monday August 5, 2019, 3:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells, TX.

Donations in lieu of Flowers should be made to the Friends of the Boyce Ditto Public Library (2300 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Mineral Wells, TX 76067)
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Charles and Karen McBroom
Aug 06, 2019
Billy we are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Leo and Jessie Logan
Aug 02, 2019
Billy, so sorry for your loss. God bless you. Sending prayers your way.
Pamela Ellis
Aug 02, 2019
Fairest of All was purchased for the family of Margaret Janice Ellis by Pamela Ellis.  Send flowers
vickie gaspard cloud
Jul 31, 2019
oh Janice you are sorely missed. your sweet spirit lingered on this earth for a time and during that time we loved your company. you were a breath of sunshine to many people. I will always remember how sweet you were and are. God bless your family and you rest in peace till we all meet again in Jesus name.
Linda Fischer
Jul 30, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Ellis family. Janice had a heart of gold and sweet smile. Her laughter and sense of humor were contagious. She will be missed and remembered by many.
Mary Alyce Buckner
Jul 30, 2019
Janice was the best friend that anyone could want. She enriched my life and I greatly miss her. Her illness and death has been a surprise. I thought she would live forever. I pray for comfort for her family.
LEAH Sessum
Jul 30, 2019
I am so very sorry to learn this news. She was a fascinating woman. I loved teaching with her. So many memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.