Ellen Bates Bizzell, 82 passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018.
The family will receive friends from 11:30-12:30 P.M. on Monday, December 10, 2018 at St. George Baptist Church in Orangeburg prior to the funeral service.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Monday, December 10, 2018 at St. George Baptist Church in Orangeburg. Rev. Steve Dees and Dr. David Anderson will be officiating.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Garrick, Jimmy Garrick, Donald Garrick, Jeremy Kittrell, Caleb Gross and Samuel Braxton.
She was born August 19, 1936 in Orangeburg County, SC; the daughter of the late Glenn Bates and the late Annie Mae Sanford Bates. She was a member of St. George Baptist Church and was retired from the Social Security Administration Office. She was predeceased by her sister, Alice Garrick, brother-in-law, James Garrick, sister-in-law, Maxine Bates and a nephew, Hal Bates.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Ted Bizzell of the home; two daughters; Karen Smith of Norway and Laura Braxton of Bolentown; seven grandchildren; Kristi Kittrell (Jeremy); Rachel Robinson (Caleb Gross), Anna Braxton, Grace Braxton, Daniel Braxton, Lydia Braxton and Samuel Braxton; four great grandchildren; Ava, Porter, Sarah Kate Kittrell and Ellie Gross; brother, Halbert Bates of Bolentown; sisters, Mary Dell Gray of Orangeburg, Margaret Pettit (Gene) of Bolentown; sister-in-law, Lynn Iris Fogle (Kenny) of Norway and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a Gratitude of Thanks to Grove Park Hospice for all they did for her and the family.
Memorials may be made to St. George Baptist Church; 2590 Shillings Bridge, Orangeburg, SC 29115.