Colleen Shell Eller

December 3, 1930 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 89)


Mrs. Colleen Shell Eller, age 89 of Millers Creek passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Regional Medical Center. 

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sherrill Welborn, and Rev. A.E. Shell Johnson officiating.  Mrs. Eller will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service beginning at 1:30 PM..  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Mrs. Eller was born December 3, 1930 in Wilkes County to Hobert Amon and Wilma Mae Shell Wolfe. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Elwood Eller. 

She is survived by two daughters, Patsy Anne Blackburn and husband William Jerry of Wilkesboro, Debbie Lee Reynolds and husband Mike of Wilkesboro; two sons, Leo Elwood Eller, Jr and wife Penny of Wilkesboro, Michael Todd Eller of Millers Creek; six grandchildren, Brian K. Elledge, Michael Ray Eller and Kala, Kolby McKinley Eller, Ashlee Caudill, Corey Caudill, Aaron Caudill; two great grandchildren Ally Renee Eller and Leah Marie Spears. 

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 

The family requests no food. 

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Funeral Service
June 17, 2020

2:00 PM
Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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