Ella Jean Wood
Funeral Time: Thursday, November 16th at 12:30PM
WOOD, Ella Jean Yancey, 90, resident of Sayre Christian Village, Lexington, KY, received her eternal reward on Sunday November 12, 2017. She was born in Madison, IN, the daughter of the late Clarence and Effie Bell Yancey. She was the loving wife to Raymond “Brownie” Wood for 66 years. She was a charter member of Gardenside Christian Church in Lexington, KY. Jean attended Hanover College and graduated from Norton School of Nursing. She was a charge nurse at Eastern State Hospital and a supervisor at Lexington Country Place. Following her retirement she continued her life long passion of caring for others. Jean was preceded in death by six siblings, Charles, Norwood, Barnard, Harold, Raynelle and Donald; and two sons-in-law, Mike and Jim. Survivors include: two daughters, Meta (Tommy) Evans, and Betty Elery; four grandchildren, Angela (Gene) Smith, Shelley (Cesar) Castro, Lori (Bobby) Cairell, and Jason Elery; and four great grandchildren, Rachel, Brandon, Cristian and Landon. Jean served the Lord and others whole heartedly and was a light and example to all who knew and loved her. She loved her family above all else aside from her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Funeral services to be held Thurs., Nov. 16, at 12:30 pm at Kerr Brothers on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, KY. Burial to follow at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation 10:30 am Thurs. until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gardenside Christian Church or Sayre Christian Village in Lexington, KY.