Ella Mae Simerly

Ella Mae Simerly, age 83 of Brookneal formerly of Altavista died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Heritage Hall in Brookneal.  

Born May 19, 1936 in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late William Keesee and Lola Mae Farmer Keesee.  She was predeceased by her husband, Mack Edward Simerly; and two sisters, Amelia Lumpkins, and Mary Jane Fox.  Ella Mae was a retired bookkeeper for the Department of Mental Health for the state of Virginia, and a former Notary.  She was a graduate of Renan High School where she was a member of the Beta Club.  She enjoyed life, gardening, and spending time with her family. 

She is survived by one son, Ronald Simerly and wife, Lydia of Lynchburg; two brothers, Edward Keesee and wife, Mary Jane of Hurt; Larry Ray Keesee of Hurt; three sisters, Joyce Owens of New Carrollton, MD, Jennie Lee Creasy and husband, Paul of Hurt, and Carol Faye Blount of Durham, NC; one brother-in-law, Oscar Monroe Fox of Hurt; one granddaughter, Amber Elizabeth Maggollica; and one great-grandson, Greyson Maggollica.  

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Green Hill Cemetery by Mike Whorley.    

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.colbertmoran.com.