Willine Ellerbee Royal

Published 3:22 pm Monday, July 27, 2020

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Funeral services for Willine Ellerbee Royal, 86 of Arabi, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services with burial following in Arabi Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service Wednesday, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Willine passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at Crisp Regional Hospital.  Born in Ashburn, she was the daughter of the late Forrest Osborn Ellerbee and Lizzie Estelle Massey Ellerbee. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Glynn Royal, her very special friend, Bobby Teddars, and two brothers, Billy Ellerbee and Felton Ellerbee. Willine was a homemaker and a member of Arabi Baptist Church, and attended Rock Hill Baptist Church. Willine loved her family dearly and the time she had with them.  Dancing and attending gospel sings were among the many other things that she enjoyed in life. She is survived by her four daughters and their husbands, Joyce and Wendell Rooks of Arabi, Claire Walker of Cordele, Laura and Noel Wade of Arabi, and Cheryl and Nick Denham of Sycamore; nine grandchildren, Mishelle (Richard) Butler, Lindsey (Philip Clark) Sword, Rebecca Walker, William (Yvonne) Walker, Elizabeth (Bryson) Smith, Erica (Bucky) Kerr, Elexis (Trey) Griffin, Cory (Shannon) Kendrick, Kelsey (Brian) Davis; 11 great-grandchildren, Skylar Butler Malone, Aric Butler, Aleah Butler, Christopher Sword, Tatum Sword, Malakai Smith, Layla Kerr, Ela Griffin, Wil Griffin, Riley Kendrick, Connor Kendrick and Baylor Davis; and four great-great-grandchildren, Milleigh Butler, Micaela Malone, Blakelynn Dowdy and Jace Sword, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Rainey Family Funeral Services. An online guest register is available at www.raineyfuneral.com

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