Mrs. Ellen Hargrove

04/30/1949 - 08/10/2017

Obituary for Mrs. Ellen Hargrove

Ellen Hudson was born April 30, 1949 in Mississippi to the union of John and Emzolia Hudson. She was raised by her mother Emzolia and father Tommy Lee Johnson Sr. Ellen was the first born of thirteen children. Ellen was affectionately known as Ella, Allah, Alabama, Granny.

Ellen attended Madison Street Elementary, Howard Jr. High and Howard High School.

In 1969, Ellen married James Hargrove. She had five beautiful children and five grandchildren whom she loved as her own. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandma and loyal friend to many.

Ellen has always been a spiritual person even as a little girl she had a love for God. She was a member of the Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her most cherished book is God's word the Bible. When she would encounter a trial, she turned to the holy writings for encouragement and always found comfort from the scriptures, she loved to read the book of Psalms particularly the 23rd, 35th and 121st chapters.

Ellen was very close to her family and included her loved ones in all her endeavors. When she was a young girl she would go to the theatre alone because her brothers and sisters could not afford to accompany her, however when she returned home she would recite the movie verbatim and reenact what she saw in a very lively and animated way doing so to the point that her siblings felt as if they had viewed the movie with her.

In addition to her heartfelt desire to praise God, Ellen loved to cook, enjoy good food, dance, shop, travel, get dressed up and attend family reunions. Ellen had an overwhelming desire to help those in need.

Ellen had an extraordinary memory, she had the creative ability and faculty of imagining. She was not afraid to dream and share her dreams. She felt that a woman must fill her life with meaning, because meaning is not automatically given to life. Ellen was a free spirit she was a person who thought and acted in a free way without worrying about normal social rules. One of her greatest passions was sharing knowledge. She enjoyed helping others and desired to be a missionary. She loved to love and was young at heart. She was certainly a rare priceless jewel.

Ellen departed this life on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Ellen was preceded in death by her daughter Sharla Alexa Hargrove, father Tommy Lee Johnson Sr., brother Isaiah Johnson, brother-in-law Edward W. Easter Jr.

Ellen leaves to mourn her death her mother Emzolia Johnson, daughters Stephanie Harris, Erica Strong (Jerry) sons James Hudson (Timothy) Marquis Hargrove, granddaughters Sharelle Hall (Doyle) Lashawn Hudson, Jessica Hudson, Kayla Hudson, grandson Walter Harris, Jr., James Hudson Jr., sisters, Merlene Easter, Ora Young, Pauline Johnson, Norma Martinez (Genaro) Barbara Davis (Mark) Delano Johnson, Natasha Harris(Ricky) brothers Tommy Lee Johnson Jr., Terry Johnson, Sylvester Johnson, Andrew Johnson a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, family and friends.

Grissom-Clark Funeral Home

Guest Book

May you be blessed with knowing the comfort of God's love as you morning the loss of your love one.

- Eunice Barnes

You will be truly missed by many and always loved

- Tracie Hagan

Such a wonderful woman in & out! Someone whom I looked up to as another mother. Ms. Ella was a God fearing woman who loved the Lord. Our talks was always pleasant and lengthy! We kept in touch and held a good relationship in spite of me not dating her son James. She's going to be missed by so many! My heart was broken? when I received the news. So many ? and pain. Sending my love to her kids, mothers, sisters, brothers, grandchildren, other family members and a host of friends. I say be encouraged! ???

- Paula Manning

We will miss your smiling face in Allen Temple AME Church Atlanta. Tryphenia Jones Missionary Photographer Trustee Allen Temple AME Church - Atlanta

- Tryphenia Jones

I am very sorry for your loss. It is a hard time to go through. I lost my grandfather, and what helped me through that tough time is meditate in what God promises us in John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4 of a better future where we won't suffer no more and He promises us we will see our loved ones again. JW.ORG

- A. D.

To my family We will always hold on to the memories of Ellen affectionately known as Ella. Her dreams, ideas, comedic side, story telling and love for the less fortunate. My dear sister will truly be missed.

- Merlene Easter

I'm so sorry to hear this. Please accept my deepest condolences. May your memories warm your heart and bring a smile to your face in time. My hope is that God will give you the strength and power you need as you cope with the loss of someone so special to you. Isaiah 40:29

- C L

To The Family, At Job 14:14, Job asked the question, "If a man dies, can he live again?..." He answers that question in verse 15, "You (Jehovah) will call and I will answer you." Job had confidence in the resurrection hope and we can too (John 5: 28,29). Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Jesus brings this point out at John 11:25. We can be thankful that Almighty God has given Jesus the authority to bring our dear loved ones back from the grave. Please allow the resurrection hope to comfort you.

- Ramona Barney-Ellison