Ellen Best Yancey
Mrs. Ellen Best Yancey, 91, of Monroe, LA died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at St. Francis North Medical Center.
Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Parkview Baptist Church of Monroe with Rev. Terry Barnes officiating. Visitation was immediately before the service. Interment was in Mulhearn Memorial Park in Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Cyril T. Yancey; parents, Harriet Harrell Best and John Thomas Best; two brothers, Joseph Thomas Best and William Vann Best; and sister, Mary Best Hammond.
Survivors include her daughter, Constance Yancey Haddox and husband, James Haddox, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her wonderful friend and caregiver, Ida Evans, along with all her many friends.
Pallbearers were Langston Yancey, Read Yancey, Jeffrey Best, Paul Best, Tommy Best, and Hollis Venable. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Burchall Liles, Dr. Robert Wood, Dr. Doyle Hamilton, Ron Robertson, Steve Swander, Dallas Webb, Steve Cox and in his memory, Bill Dent.
Memorials may be made to Parkview Baptist Church at 1001 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201, Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, 7200 Desiard Street, Monroe, LA 71203, or to the charity of your choice.