Published 4:20 pm Monday, July 19, 2021
A native of Carter County, Aunt Shotty, as everyone called her, was the daughter of the late John and Mary Kress Ensor. She was a life-long homemaker. Shotty loved to garden, sew, play the piano, and cook. She left behind a legacy of love and compassionate care that she provided to multiple family members, including her parents and siblings. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nine siblings, Velma Davis, Ida Conley, Ella Mae Bishop, Moilee Lewis, Aubrey Ensor, Robert Ensor, Elbert Ensor, Ivan Ensor and Glen Ensor.
Survivors include her only living brother, Dennie and wife Ruby; one sister-in-law, Jemema Ensor; several nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews and a special great-great-nephew, Clayton Estep.
The graveside service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, in the Kress Cemetery, in Hurley Hollow, with Rev. Eric Heaton officiating. Music will be provided by Eric and Debbie Heaton. Active pallbearers are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 4:45 p.m. Pallbearers will be Matthew Wood, Ricky Estep, Jeff Lewis, James “Tank” Morrell, Donald Ensor and Johnny Ensor. Honorary pallbearers will include James Babb, Mick Kyte and her other surviving nieces and nephews. A special “Thank You” to a special niece, Dinah and Rick Babb, and their daughter, Amanda, for providing her care at the end of her life. Also, a special thank you to Eddie Dean Davis, wife Precilla, and Caris Healthcare for the excellent care she received. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, please give to the Kress Cemetery Fund in care of Dinah Babb, 2542 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the family.