Ella Ora Wiggins

Published 2:23 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2010

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Ella Ora (Ellie) Wiggins, 84, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010.

Ellie spent her life as a devoted daughter, loving wife, mother of two strong men and also enjoyed the blessing of her two grandchildren.

Her husband of 62 years, Ray Wiggins; her infant son, Ronnie; her parents, Herman and Maggie Lomax Vickery and her daughter-in-law, Mickey Wiggins, preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death are her siblings, Bernard, Andrew and Orval Vickery and Murvel Helton.

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Miss Ellie was the owner of The Village Shop in Cantonment for more than 20 years and delighted in her role in helping many women, young and old, find the “perfect” outfit. She was a true Southern lady with an amazing flair for fashion. The two most valued parts of Ellie’s life were her faith in God and the love of family.

Survivors include two sons, Ricky Wiggins and wife, Becky, and Lamar Wiggins; two grandchildren, Curtis Wiggins and wife, Abby, and Carla Gilmore and husband, Jacob, and her loving sister, Eltra Mae “Sid” Etheridge who helped in raising Ellie after the death of their mother.

All her friends and family celebrated her life on Thursday, Sept.16, 2010. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 6479 Caroline St., Ste B: Milton, FL. 32570

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc was in charge of all arrangements.