Willie Mae (Ellis) Nolen

October 16, 1935 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 84)


Willie Mae (Ellis) Nolen 84, of Paducah, TX passed away on June 9, 2020 in Claude, TX.

Willie was born in Paducah to Will and Cora Mae Ellis on October 16th, 1935. She attended school at Paducah. She worked for Paducah ISD Cafeteria for 19 years and the First Baptist Church Nursey for 20 years. She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.  Willie was married to the love of her life Owen Nolen for 53 years.

Willie is preceded in death by her parents; Will & Cora Mae, Husband Owen Nolen, Children; Melissa Nolen, Patrica Nolen & Kenneth Nolen, Sisters; Louise Webb, Ruby Brookshire, Laddie Lyenhary, Omalee Ellis, & Ginger Strickland.Two brothers Ben and John Ellis.

Willie is survived by her daughter Mary Gillmore & husband Brandon of Amarillo, TX and two grandsons Gage and Conner Gillmore of Amarillo, TX and a host of other family members and friends.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday June 14th, at Zapata Funeral Home in Paducah, TX

Graveside Service will be held 10:00 AM Monday June 15th, 2020 at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Paducah, TX with Rev. Carl Savage officiating under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be given to the Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo and Lubbock, TX

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June 14, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zapata Funeral Home Chapel
904 North 13th Street
Paducah, TX 79248

Graveside Service
June 15, 2020

10:00 AM
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Garden of Memories
Paducah, TX 79248

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