Cover photo for Marianne Marie (Terrell)  Ellis's Obituary
Marianne Marie (Terrell)  Ellis Profile Photo
1929 Marianne 2018

Marianne Marie (Terrell) Ellis

November 25, 1929 — April 4, 2018

Mrs. Marianne Marie Ellis, age 88 of Franklin, KY, entered into rest Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Medical Center in Franklin, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 6, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, KY.

Mrs. Ellis was born November 25, 1929 in Simpson County, KY to the late Brennon Eltra Terrell and the late Mary Frances Holcomb Terrell.  She was the wife of the late John Thomas “JT” Ellis and preceded in death by a son John Wayne Ellis and a sister Martha Waldean Combs.

She is survived by her daughter Linda Lou London (Wayne), 2 sons Thomas Micheal Ellis (Vickie) and John William Ellis (Amy) all of Franklin, KY; a brother Buddy Terrell (Marie) and brother-in-law Rufus Combs; 6 grandchildren Jay Ellis, Jonathan Ellis, Josh London, Amanda Spears, Hanna Kirby and Chelsea Thompson; 16 great grandchildren Jaycie, Jacob, Jude, Annie and Abby Ellis, Harlin, Nolin and Ava Deweese, Jordyn London, Ellie Jo, Chloe Ann and Ali Cooper Kirby, Tanner and Rylie Spears, Laken and Ryley Thompson.

Mrs. Ellis retired from the Kendall Co. as a nurse for 25 years, a receptionist at the Ellis Auto Sales for 20 years and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Marianne graduated from Simpson County High School in 1947 where she loved her friends and being a majorette in the high school band.  She was married for 64 years to the handsome JT Ellis who served in the Navy in WWII.  He could set her red hair temper on fire when he teased her.  They raised their family in church with love and laughter.  She wanted everyone to call her “Nannie” and they did.  She loved to shop, cross-stitch, cook and most of all she loved to clean…everything!  She always wanted to make sure her hair looked good and loved to go places, but most of all she loved her family dearly.

Visitation will begin Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM Friday until funeral service time at Calvary Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Calvary Baptist Church Playground Fund.

Online condolences may be made at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marianne Marie (Terrell) Ellis, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, April 5, 2018

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)


Click to watch

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, April 6, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)


Click to watch

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 14

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree