Ellen Sue Pendergrass

Ellen Sue Pendergrass was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 3, 1965.  She was the daughter of Clarence Edward Joiner and Mary Alice Turner Joiner.

She departed this life at her home in Caruthersville, Missouri on November 21, 2022.  She was 57 years old.

Ellen graduated from Caruthersville High School with the class of 1983.

In May of 2002, Ellen was united in marriage to Danny Pendergrass.  He preceded her in death.

Ellen was a people person.  She loved her job as a babysitter.  She has been involved in raising many, many children.  She also loved her adult friends.  She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed having friends over at her house.  She hosted many Caruthersville High School Tiger tailgate parties.  She enjoyed decorating her home for all the different seasons and holidays.  She also enjoyed going out and shopping.

She is survived by her mother: Mary Joiner; four siblings: Dwight McPhail, Joann Montjoy, Helen Grooms, & Eddie Joiner; many other family members, including grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins; and many, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and her husband.

Funeral services for Ellen Pendergrass were held Friday, November 25th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the H. S. Smith Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating. Interment followed in Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville, Missouri.

H. S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.

The family requests memorials be given to the Caruthersville Public Library for the Children’s Department.

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