Funeral Time: Saturday, November 23rd at 2:30PM
Beatrice Ellen Baez, age 84, passed away peacefully November 2, 2019, with her children at her bedside. She was born September 25, 1935 in Huntington, West Virginia to William Ramey Trimble and Mable Maxine. She married Reinaldo Angel Baez, in May of 1960. Ellen is proceeded in death by her husband in 2006, and one of her four children, Richard Allen Baez, in 1969.Ellen had a peaceful, loving way about her, combined with a quick dry sense of humor that blessed those around her, and made them laugh. Above all she was a strong Christian woman who lived her faith. When challenges came, she chose to laugh, focus on what she could do, and “Trust and Obey” God. Ellen enjoyed puzzles, a good game of Flinch, gardening, keeping score for her son’s baseball team, and watching sports while cheering on her West Virginia Mountaineers.She was a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church and Bible Study Fellowship, and enjoyed strong friendships at Meadowthorpe Assisted Living and Fripp Island, SC. She served as a nurse in the U.S. Army where she met her husband. Ellen graduated with a B.S. in nursing in 1957 from the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She graduated from St. Albans High School in St. Albans, West Virginia in 1953, where she played Flute and piccolo in the band.Ellen is survived by three of her four children and their spouses Diana and Jim Harris, Mary and William Senne, William and Cheryl Baez; grandchildren and their spouses Aaron and Brooke Harris, Dayton Harris, Lindsay and Tyler Mathews, Sarah Senne, Mark Senne, Devyn Baez; and three great grandchildren Kyla Harris, Darah Harris, and Mary Ellen Mathews. All of these she loved and touched deeply.A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, KY. Flowers may be sent to Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. Gifts may be given to CRU, a Christian non-profit Ellen proudly supported that shares the good news of Jesus with people around the world. The following is a link to give online to an African missionary couple that Ellen helped support with her own donations: https://give.cru.org/2396299.