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Fanny Mae Elliott

Saturday, December 12, 2020
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Fanny Mae Elliott aged 81, of Ruston, LA, was born November 8, 1938 in Winnsboro LA, and went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 1, 2020 in Ruston, LA.

The family held a private visitation on November 5, 2020 at New Hope Church in Gaars Mill with Rev. Dana Thrash officiating.

Private graveside services followed in New Hope Cemetery at Gaars Mill near Dodson, LA, under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She gave her life to Jesus at the young age of twelve years old. Mae enjoyed camping with the Caney Lake Sam’s RV club for many years. She was a member of the Blue Star Mothers of LA and wanted to do everything she could for her sons and daughters in the military.

Mae retired from Louisiana Tech where she helped numerous students make the adjustment from being away from home for the very first time.

She was a devoted wife and mother.

In the spring of 2020 she was diagnosed with a rare disease called Giant Cell Arteritis. This is arthritis of the blood vessels in the head and neck. Due to COVID-19 restrictions at all clinics and doctor offices we were unable to get her the care she so desperately needed. We hit roadblock after roadblock from Shreveport to Ruston and Monroe trying to get her into see a rheumatologist. After just 5 short months the disease and the prednisone used to cure the disease made her entire body so weak and fragile she was unable to fight it off.

Mae is preceded in death by her Father and Mother: Agar Jefferson Browning and wife Lucinda; brother: H.J. Browning; and four sisters: Myrtis Spruill, Jessie Lee Spruill, Martha Mae Hendry and Theo Hodges.

Mae is survived by her loving husband of 65 years: Keith W. Elliott; son: Keith “Randy” Elliott and wife Donna of Jacksonville, FL; daughter: Linda and husband Scott Richardson of Choudrant, LA; grandsons: Clint Richardson and wife Amanda of Ruston, LA, Zachry Richardson of Little Rock, AR; granddaughter: Kayla Nicole Elliott of Jacksonville, FL; step granddaughter: Vanessa of Jacksonville, FL; great grandsons: William Kelly Richardson and Harlan Wayne

Richardson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She is also survived by her special friend, Marilyn Burnham.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brion Elliott, Clint Richardson, Slade Richard, Randy Elliott and Scott Richardson. Honorary pallbearers were Nolan Coleman, Emery Ambrose, Jim Colvin, Aron Kirbow, Jim Richardson, Les Parker, W.C. Russell and Larry Branch.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Ruston, LA.