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With deeply wounded hearts, the Sterling & Bailey family of Lineville, Clay County, Alabama regret to announce the passing from this life of our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Ms. Elleanor Sterling, 85 a resident of Lineville, Clay County, Alabama. Ms. Sterling transitioned from this life on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at Clay County Healthcare Authority in Ashland.
Elleanor Sterling, a life-long resident of Clay County, Alabama, passed away from this life Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Ms. Sterling was born February 6, 1938 to the parentage of the late Roosevelt Sterling and the late Ethel Wilson Sterling. While being reared in her family's home, she learned many valuable lessons that shaped her into the woman she would become.
Elleanor graduated from the Clay County Training School in Lineville, AL, after which she worked as a seamstress for many years. She was employed with Ace Product Manufacturing tires for the company for more than thirteen years. Elleanor was known for her cooking skills by family and friends; she made delicious friend apple pies that were made with love.
Ms. Sterling was a woman of deep faith in the Lord Jesus and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lineville, Alabama. She served the Lord in many capacities in the church including President of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Choir; she was a prayer warrior in the church's prayer group, and a devoted Sunday School Teacher. She was a member of the famous Sterling Sisters for sixty-three years; people loved her melodious voice. She was ready to meet the Lord; Ms. Sterling's good works were her way of "sending up timber" for her mansion above.
Elleanor Sterling is preceded in death by parents, the late Roosevelt Sterling and the late Ethel Wilson Sterling; three sisters: Bobbie Jean Wilson, Wylean Sterling, and Clara Boyd; all who welcomed her to a grand reunion in Heaven.
Ms. Sterling is survived by her loving and devoted son, Lavell Wayne Bailey, Sr., of Lineville, AL; Mary McClure, whom she treated as a daughter; three grandchildren: Lavell Bailey, Jr., Travaris Spell, Taracara Wills; and a special grandchild, Zykail Stevens; one sister, Peggy Goodwin and two great-grandsons, London Bailey and Asher Bailey of Atlanta, GA; her best friend, Vernell Billingsley of Wedoweee, AL; along with a host of other family and friends in whose hearts her cherished memories of Elleanor will always linger.
PASTOR: Reverend Craig P. McClure
OFFICIATING:Pastor, Reverend Craig McClure
EULOGIST: Pastor Craig McClure
OTHER MINISTERS SHARING THE ROSTER INCLUDE:Reverend Larry Heard, Reverend Michael Ware, Reverend Dr. Robert Welch
VOCALISTS: Sister Vernelle Billingsley, and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Choir
ACTIVE PALLBEARERS: Family & Friends
FLOWER BEARERS: Family & Friends
PLEASE NOTE MASKING CONSIDERATIONS...
The State of Alabama does not have a state-wide mask mandate however, WE ASK all visitors and guests of the family to observe any masking requirements in place at the church or on the cemetery premises.
CLARK MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICE MASKING CONSIDERATIONS...
Masking ENCOURAGED but not required
Our sincere prayers for comfort and peace are sent forth during this time of sadness; and as always, we express deepest gratitude to our communities for sharing with the Sterling families during the very difficult loss of their mother, grandmother and sister.