Dr. Sharon Ellis, Ed.D.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dr. Sharon Ellis, Ed. D., 68, of Little Rock, passed away on July 17 in Little Rock. Sharon Ellis was born in Leachville, Arkansas to Archie

and Irene Shumaker on August 19, 1947. She married Davis Ellis on March 15, 1968 in Luxora. She graduated from Arkansas State with two Bachelors of Arts, she's obtained two Masters Degrees from University of Central Arkansas and Missouri Southern. She received her Doctorate of Education from the University of Arkansas in 1995. Her teaching career started at Black River Tech with various stops at Missouri State University, Delta State University, Northwest Arkansas Community College and finished her career as the Director of Adult Education for the Fort Smith School system. She was always devoted to everything she was involved with. She recently completed Stephens Ministry at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church in Little Rock. She loved her church family

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Archie Shumaker and Irene Shumaker Crum and her daughter, Toni Ellis of Springfield Missouri.

She is survived by her husband, Davis Ellis of North Little Rock Arkansas; her daughter, Mary Ann Cornelison and husband, Charles of Oklahoma City Oklahoma; her sons, Brook Ellis and his wife, Jessica of North Little Rock, Brian Ellis and his wife, Jana of Bryant, her brothers, Larry and his wife, Nell Shumaker, Bud and his wife, Susie Shumaker her sisters, Wanda Love and Glenda Galyean, grandchildren, Peyton Jackson, Creighton and Hunter Cornelison, Jack, Mark, Eli, Annabelle, Weston Ellis and her great grandson, Cole Jackson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Davis Ellis, Brian Ellis, Brook Ellis, Charles Cornelison, Creighton Cornelison, Hunter Cornelison.

Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. July 21, 2016 at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church with Dr. Jeffrey Hampton officiating. Private Interment will precede the memorial service at North Little Rock Veteran's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Stephens Ministry at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfunersalhome.com.