Margaret Ann Phillips Ellis, 80, of Ovilla, Texas was called to be with her Savior,
Jesus Christ after a brief illness on September 29, 2023.
Margaret was the middle child of Vernon and Mary Ellen Phillips. She was married to the love of her life, Ronnie for 36 years before he passed in 2003.
She had two children, Stacia and Darin. They were the light of her life.
Although she was bed bound for the past couple of years, Margaret did not let that keep her from her God-given gift – the encouragement of others. She spent every single day texting, emailing or sending cards to family and friends to make sure they knew they were loved by her and their Savior.
She enjoyed watching The Avenger movies (and could quote each one), cheering for her Texas Rangers, watching golf with Darin and loving on her beloved dogs, Birdie and Tilley. She was also an avid supporter of the non-profit organizations in which Stacia volunteered and served.
Margaret is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ronald Barkley Ellis, her father Vernon Phillips, her mother Mary Ellen Phillips and survived by her children Stacia Christine Ellis of Waxahachie and Ronald Darin “Doc” Ellis of Ovilla, her older brother, Robert Phillips and wife Lois of Lewisville, her younger sister, Mary Jane Miller and husband Henry of Quitman, sister in love Nancy Ellis of Caddo Mills, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and friends whom she loved dearly.
She had a quiet strength, even when times were tough. She never complained and always looked to a better future. She will be remembered as a selfless person who gave her time and energy to everyone she knew.
Always graceful, until God called her home.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 12:00 noon at the Midlothian Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to one of the following charity organizations that were dear to Margaret’s heart.
Hearts & Tails of Hope Pet Rescue – www.txtailsofhope.org
Believing Restoration is Attainable – www.supporttheladies.org