Whitewater, WI -- Ocelee Ellis Qualls, formerly of Newark, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Born January 31, 1923, at Olyphant, she was the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt Ellis and Evelyn Rowland Ellis. Ocelee retired from GenCorp in 1991 but returned to work part-time at the Newark Pre-school in Oil Trough, where she worked until 2003. Ocelee loved the Lord, having given her life to Him at an early age. She was excited about every bible teaching church she attended, and at the time of her death she was a member of and Mother to the Church of the Firstborn Jesus Christ in Whitewater, WI. Ocelee loved people and especially her family and friends.
Survivors include a daughter, Freda Briscoe of Whitewater, WI; two sons, Ronny Qualls of Newark and Thomas Qualls of Batesville; a stepson, Frankie Ray Taylor of Batesville, and a step daughter, Evelyn Taylor of Jonesboro; a brother Milton Stubblefield of Newport; Daughters in-law, Lena Qualls of Peoria, IL, Grace Gant Qualls of Newark, and Joyce Qualls of Jonesboro; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends that include the Birthday Girls and David Johnson; and a host of cousins, other friends, and acquaintances.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Qualls, Jr.; three sons, Edward Qualls, Rudean Qualls, and Eugene Qualls; two grandsons, Brian Qualls and Paul Briscoe, III; a brother, Charles Stubblefield; and two sisters, Ernestine Peel, and Marie Tucker.
The funeral will be held at Willis Funeral Service (3513 Harrison Street, Batesville) on Friday, October 30th at 2:00 pm, with visitation from 12 noon until services at 2:00 pm. Pastor Robert Brown will officiate and burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetary in Batesville, under the direction of Willis Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Leroy Brown, Paul Briscoe, Kendrick Brown, DeAngelo Qualls, Stephen Qualls and Ashanti Jackson.
OCT 30. 02:00 PM
Willis Funeral Service
3513 Harrison Street
Batesville, AR, US, 72501