Esther Kathryn Elliott

Published 3:16 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Esther Kathryn Elliott

April 27, 2015

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Esther Kathryn “Kay” Elliott, 93, died April 27, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Visitation will be Friday, May 1, 2015 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel in Bainbridge, Georgia from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a service of remembrance and celebration at 2 p.m. Graveside services will be at Oak City Cemetery. Reverend Albert Sessions of Cairo, and Dr. Charles Fulton of Tallahassee, will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Elliott was born in Youngstown, Ohio on March 14, 1922. Following high school, she went to Washington, D.C. to work at the U.S. Treasury Department.

In Washington, she met her future husband, William B. Elliott, Jr. and they were married in Bainbridge, Georgia on April 1, 1945. Bill and Kay were married 47 years before his death in 1992.

Mrs.Elliott lived in Bainbridge over 60 years before moving to Tallahassee. While there, she was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sister, Joan Brooks of Canfield, Ohio; her daughter, Janie Sessions and her husband, Albert of Tallahassee; her son, George Elliott and his wife, Jerrie of Vestavia Hills, Ala.; five grandchildren, Kathryn Stewart and husband, Mark of Vestavia Hills, Ala.; Jerolyn Phillips and husband, Scott of Vestavia Hills; Holli McLanahan and husband, Todd of Tallahassee; LuAnne Mann and husband, Greg of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Reverend Albert Sessions and wife, Kelley of Cairo; fifteen great-grandchildren, Logan and Jenna McLanahan of Tallahassee; Nate, Sam and Alex Mann of Jacksonville, and April Mann of Tallahassee; Claire Whitehead of Tallahassee, Jim Whitehead of Bainbridge,  and Annabel Whitehead and Avery Sessions of Cairo; Taylor, Tyson and Amelia Grace Stewart of Vestavia Hills; and Corinne and George Phillips of Vestavia Hills; also, her brother, George’s wife, Betty Williams of Youngstown, Ohio.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Janie and George Williams of Hollywood, Fla.; brothers, George Williams of Youngstown; Bill Williams of Atlanta; sisters, Janie Maude Wertz of Youngstown, and Ada Irene Davis of Knoxville, Tenn.; and granddaughter, Amelia Elliott of Vestavia Hills. In addition, her brother Bill’s wife, Marguerite of Atlanta,  and her sister Joan’s husband, Arnie of Canfield.

Pallbearers will be: Greg Mann, Todd McLanahan, Scott Phillips, Mark Stewart, Donald Moore, Jim Whitehead and Jerry Henry.

Donations may be made to The Amelia Center, a grief assistance center for children and their families. Named after her granddaughter, Amelia, the Center is located at 1513 Fourth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35223. It is a support service of Children’s Health System of Alabama.