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Cathy Lynn Ellis

November 18, 1957 - September 16, 2019

Cathy Lynn Ellis, 61, of Horse Shoe, NC entered Heaven to be reunited with her loving family, Monday evening, September 16, 2019 after an extended illness at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC.

Cathy was born in Hendersonville, NC on Monday, November 18, 1957 to the late Hubert “Bud” and Antoinette (McGraw) Ellis. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Wilkie, a niece, Malisa Smith and a nephew, Kenny Wilkie. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sister, Alesia Strickland and her husband, Tony of Horse Shoe, NC; a brother-in-law, Doug Wilkie of Hendersonville, NC. Other survivors include 3 nephews, Michael Wilkie of Spruce Pine, Clarence “Buddy” Wilkie and his wife Tammy of East Flat Rock, NC and Ricky Smith of Hendersonville, NC; 2 great nieces, Mikyla and Sydney Wilkie and her great nephews, Riley and Rory Wilkie.

Cathy was devoted to her family, often putting their needs before her own. She enjoyed floral arranging, yard sales and flea markets. She had a good sense of humor and had a perseverance to push through difficult times in her life, always moving forward.

The family would like to extend their warm thanks to Dr. Nathan Williams and his caring staff at New Horizons Women’s Cancer Center and to the staff of Four Seasons Hospice and The Elizabeth House.

Funeral services to celebrate Cathy’s life will be two o’clock Friday afternoon, September 20, 2019 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 4096 Little River Road, Hendersonville, NC with Rev. Josh Martin and Rev. Matthew Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Mill Pond Cemetery in Hendersonville, NC. The family will receive guests Thursday evening, September 19, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Shuler Funeral Home Chapel in Hendersonville, NC.

Memorial contributions may be offered on behalf of Cathy to the charity of the donor’s choice.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so
He put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away,
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Cathy will be forever missed by her loving and devoted family and many dear friends.

Arrangements are in the care of Shuler Funeral Home of Hendersonville, NC. Online condolences may be shared at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Shuler Funeral Home Chapel

125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Service Information

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm


Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

4096 Little River Road
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019


Mill Pond Cemetery

Hendersonville, NC 28792

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