Ella Jean Schmitt, 85, of Moravian Falls passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Schmitt was born Jan. 29, 1934, in Alleghany County to Jesse Martin and Mary Cain Billings.

She was a member of Moravian Falls Baptist Church.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Schmitt; and a sister, Willa Crysel.

Surviving are her sons, John M. Schmitt (Sheila Harrington) of Wilkesboro and Karl Schmitt and spouse, Sabrena, of Grover; a daughter, Teresa Rhodes (Jerry E. Pearson) of Moravian Falls; her grandchildren, Tiffany Kilby, Emily Brown and Ian Schmitt; her great-grandchildren, Grace Kilby, Hunter Kilby, Kailee Brown, Carley Brown, Keegan Brown and Caiden Brown; and a sister, Ada Walker of Moravian Falls.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday June 9, 2019, at Moravian Falls Baptist Church, with Pastor Joe Sturgill officiating. Burial followed in Moravian Falls Cemetery. The family received friends at Moravian Falls Baptist Church in the fellowship hall from 3 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wake Forest Health and Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.

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