Nina Williams Ellis

Published 3:44 pm Thursday, October 25, 2018

Nina Williams Ellis, 79, of Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at her home following an extended illness. She was born in Elizabethton and was a daughter of the late Maynard and Hazel Philippi Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two nephews, Steve Peters and Mike Peters and a brother-in-law, Earnest Peters.

Ms. Ellis loved to travel and in her younger years she enjoyed square dancing and bowling. She loved her dog and cats, spending time with her family and participating in the activities and worship at church, Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, where she was a member.

Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Regina Isaacs and her husband, Phil, of Elizabethton; a son, Brian Ellis and his wife, Sherry, of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Miranda Isaacs, Chelsie Isaacs and Boone Ellis and his wife, Mattie; a great-grandchild, Lottie Ellis; a sister, Mary “Bootie” Peters, of Johnson City; and a niece, Melanie Peters, of Johnson City.  Great- nieces, Lindsey Moy and Natasha Peters and great-nephews, Chris Peters, Hunter Peters and Adam Buck also survive.

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A service to honor life of Ms. Ellis will be conducted on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Mark Fowler and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Greg Rustin, soloist and Mrs. Tawana Holland, pianist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from Noon – 1:00 PM on Saturday prior to the service, or at the home at other times.

Interment will follow the funeral service at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Dean Pierce, Junior Stanley, Gordon Lewis, Shannon Burchett, Hunter Peters and Chris Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Garland, Bill Cline, Daniel Holder, Junior Campbell and Tommy Vaughn.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church Building Fund, 108 Pleasant Beach Rd, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,

Ms. Ellis and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office, 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.