Biography“Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.”
~ Psalm 30:5
Ella Mae Prioleau, daughter of the late Benjamin Sr. and Ida Moultrie Prioleau, was born on December 18, 1932 in Alvin, South Carolina.
Ella Mae departed this life peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, approximately 9:00 p.m., at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Clarence Gethers, in Alvin, South Carolina.
Ella Mae was baptized at an early age at Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend W.H. Manigault.
Ella Mae attended Berkeley Industries where she performed light duties within her capacity throughout the years.
Ella Mae did not bear any children of her own; however, she helped her siblings by nurturing their children, which were her nieces and nephews. Her favorite song was, “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” or sometimes she would hum a suitable tune to put them fast asleep.
Ella Mae’s parents and five siblings: Celia P. Green, Alma P. Mazyck, Johnnalee Kelly, Benjamin Prioleau, Jr. and Albertha Prioleau, preceded her in death.
Those left to cherish her precious memories are: two sisters, Ethel (Clarence) Gethers who were loyal and dedicated caregivers who took care of her in their home most of her entire life; loving and caring sister, Clara (Dan) Brown; one devoted and caring niece who was reared in the home with Ella Mae as a sister, Theressa P. Fayall; one humble and faithful grandniece who helped with her care, Robin Palmer; one loving aunt, Ella Williams; one loving sister-in-law, Dorothy M. Prioleau all of Alvin, South Carolina; special cousin, Louise Green of Baltimore, Maryland. Also, treasuring her memories are thirteen nieces, seven nephews, 21 grandnieces, 20 grandnephews, 17 great-grandnieces, 31 great-grandnephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
May 22, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
- 8:00 p.m.
Gethers Funeral Home, Inc., Moncks Corner, SC
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE
May 23, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Alvin, SC
May 23, 2012
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Alvin, SC