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God knew that many people would need Jenny’s presence in this world, so she was conceived and born on June 5, 1933 although the doctors had told her parents, Dan and Edith Frazier they would never have any more children.
Jenny Lee Frazier Ellison, 87 of Nimitz, WV passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021. She married August 31, 1952. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arlie E. Ellison and a son, Dr. A. Matthew Ellison.
She is survived by one sister, Nellie Jo Mason; two children, a son, John Mark Ellison and wife Jennifer of Nimitz, WV and a daughter, Beth Trout and husband Gary of Hinton, WV; six grandchildren, Joni Trout Peets and husband Daniel of Newport, VA, Joseph Trout and wife Morgan of Williamstown, WV, Jacob Trout and wife Jill of Nimitz, WV, Jaclyn Trout Verbeke and husband Robert of Forest, VA, Evan Ellison and wife Megan of Anchorage, AK and Matthew Ellison and wife Brooke of Barboursville, WV and thirteen great grandchildren and counting…
Jenny was a charter member of the Nimitz Missionary Baptist Church and lived her life as a wonderful Christian example and served a self-sacrificing life to many as the church pianist, Sunday School teacher, Youth Leader, Bible Conference teacher and was even privileged to go to the mission field in Haiti and the Ukraine on a medical and teaching capacity.
Friends and family all felt her love and compassion when they received her handwritten notes, letters and phone calls. She loved to cook and was always taking food to the sick and shut-in in the community. Jenny enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the mornings, sitting under the shady maple tree in the afternoon and sitting on the back deck in the evenings to watch the sunset and the moon rise. No person ever came to her home that she did not offer a meal or a refreshing drink.
Jenny learned to play the piano by herself and loved to sing. She also loved writing poetry and stories and became a poet and an author. Jenny was taught how to develop art pieces from fractured glass and became an artisan. She loved to travel the world and did so by land, sea and air. She farmed, milked cows, raised chickens, gardened, canned, sewed, quilted: you name it, she probably did it.
Jenny was a wife and homemaker until Matthew was a senior in high school. She worked for Dr. Camera from 1975 – 1982, until his passing. She then went to work for Attorney David Ziegler. In 1983, she set up the medical practice for her nephew Dr. Stan Day and when he opened she was hired to be his faithful and trusted office manager. Jenny’s drive to be productive, to stretch her horizons and to develop her many gifts and talents never waned. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Nimitz Missionary Baptist Church with Pastors Don Hannah and Andy Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends may call from 12:00 P.M. until time of services Thursday at the church. Family will serve as pallbearers. For the safety of the family and the community precautionary guidelines will be followed.
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