Ella Jean Schmitt, age 85, of Moravian Falls, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Schmitt was born January 29, 1934 in Alleghany County to Jesse Martin and Mary Cain Billings. She was a member of Moravian Falls Baptist Church. Ella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Schmitt; and sister, Willa Crysel.

Surviving are her sons, John M. Schmitt (Sheila Harrington) of Wilkesboro, Karl Schmitt and spouse Sabrena of Grover; daughter, Teresa Rhodes and (Jerry E. Pearson) of Moravian Falls; grandchildren, Tiffany Kilby, Emily Brown, Ian Schmitt; great grandchildren, Grace Kilby, Hunter Kilby, Kailee Brown, Carley Brown, Keegan Brown, Caiden Brown; sister, Ada Walker of Moravian Falls.

Funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday June 9, 2019 at Moravian Falls Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow in Moravian Falls Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Moravian Falls Baptist Church in the fellowship hall from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wake Forest Health and Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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