Mrs. Marzetta Yelton Ellison, 89, of Roan Mountain, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.
She was born in Bakersville, N.C., to the late Asbury and Pearl McNabb Yelton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Ellison, in 2003; two twin sons, Jackie and Johnny Yelton; and three sisters, Geneva Yelton, Nola Hyder and Myrtle Neely.
Mrs. Ellison was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed cooking and loved her children and her grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Perkins, Roan Mountain, and Vickie Cook and husband Tim, Hudson, N.C.; two special nephews, Jim Yelton and Glenn “Sonny” Yelton; one special niece, Judy Palmer; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
The graveside service for Mrs. Ellison will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Johnson-Roanview Cemetery in Roan Mountain with Rev. Delaney Berry officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, prior to the service, or at the residence of a daughter, 312 Conway Street, Roan Mountain, at anytime. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:45 p.m. Friday. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Ellison’s caregivers at Hillview Nursing Home for all the love and care shown to her during her illness. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is serving the Ellison family. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917. Office: (423) 772-3928.