Ella Mae (Smith) Nealy

Born: Mon., Mar. 14, 1932
Died: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Location: First Christian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Location: First Christian Church

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Ella Mae Nealy, 85, of Massillon, entered into the presence of her Savior on Monday morning, January 8, 2018.  Born March 14, 1932, in Ruby, South Carolina, a daughter to the late Dorsey and Mary (McBride) Smith, Sr., Ella was a faithful member of First Christian Church in Massillon and retired from the housekeeping department of Aultman Hospital following 21 years of service.  She remained active throughout her retirement, taking classes in general nursing and patient care at St. John’s Villa in Carrollton before becoming a caregiver to the elderly and infirm through the auspices of Catholic Charities.  In her leisure time she loved to shop.
Predeceased by her parents; her husband, William Nealy; sisters, Magnolia, Irene and Willie Smith, and brother, J.D. Smith; Ella is survived by her sisters, Ruby and Clara Smith, both of Baltimore, Maryland and Marie McKlesky, of Akron; brothers, Brady Smith, of Charlotte, North Carolina and Eddie and Dorsey Smith, Jr., both also of Baltimore.  Additional survivors include a large extended family of beloved nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
Home going services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at First Christian Church in Massillon.  Pastor Steven Gower will officiate and private mausoleum entombment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive condolences one hour prior to the service, from 10-11:00 Tuesday morning, in the church.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Atkinson Feucht Hare in Massillon.

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Jerry & Cynthia Ryan
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
We offer our condolences to Ella's family and many friends. As a long standing member of the First Christian Church of Massillon, we have known Ella for many years. She will be missed by all and her loving and caring attitude to life exemplifies the World Class Lady that she was. She now is with her husband, family and of course her beloved Lord and Savior. God's Blessings on this fantastic Lady.

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