Mother Ella Mae Johnson Tucker was born on April 16, 1935, to the late Edith Johnson and Arthur Panny Johnson and The wife of the late Sammie (Sandy) Tucker SR for over 59 years. She was a quiet and humble woman with a spirit of calmness.
Having accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She was a faithful member of Good Hope/Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church for many many years. She had a good heart and a humble soul. She was a faithful and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie and sister to her entire family. She worked faithfully for 30 years at Lilfred’s restaurant. She was the glue that held her family together. Ella’s sweet and humble spirit will be forever missed.
Ella grew up in Boykin, South Carolina, receiving her education at Saint Matthews School. She was a very intelligent lady with a gorgeous handwriting. Ella was the mother of 9 children. While losing one baby (Mary), Ella raised all eight of her children with kindness and compassion. Ella’s protection of her children was like a lioness over her cubs. She was an exceptional mother and her love will never be forgotten or replaced.
Those left to cherish her memories are her children from youngest to oldest: Jennifer Gunn-Dennis (Nelson) of Columbia, SC , Willie A. Tucker (Deborah) of Camden, SC, Margaret A. Keys (Joseph)of Camden, SC, Eva Mae Brown (Tony) of Camden SC, and Sammie Tucker Jr. of Glen Bernie, MD. Cherished Souls of her deceased children: Richard James Tucker, Marie Jane Tucker and Edith Tucker. Souls that remained cherished and missed greatly. A special nephew that loved her like a mother and she also had a hand in raising, Willie “Bill” Ellis of New York. Four sister, Sally Arthur Mae Johnson (deceased), Lucy Carter of New York, Edith Brevard, Hyattsville, MD and Rebecca Reed of Columbia, SC; two brothers, John Johnson and Fred Johnson both of Camden, SC; grandmother to all of her babies: Trina, Nikki, Kevin, LaKeya, Shaneyia, Adria, Terrence, Felicia, Katrina (Tucci), Noelle, Jade(deceased), Diva, Tess, Courtney, Samantha, Joseph Jr., Ayanna, Dashon, Loved with no limits by all of her grandchildren that she too had a strong hand in raising. A host of great grands, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
**Our mom is a never-ending song in our heart of comfort and happiness. We may sometimes forget the words but we will always remember the tune. For you are just in the next room for all we need to do is whisper and you will hear us**
Love, Your Children!
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