The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Hall Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Georgia Highway 26 West, Buena Vista, Georgia. The Reverend Zackery Terry will officiate. Interment will follow in the Tazewell Cemetery, Georgia Highway 240, Tazewell, Georgia.
Elline, affectionately called “Big Mama,” was born August 1, 1949 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to Ellen Terry Minter and the late Charlie Edward Minter, Sr. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charlie Edward Minter, Jr. She was also preceded in death by one aunt, Doris Terry Johnson and two uncles, Arthur Terry and David Jordan.
She was a 1968 graduate of Buena Vista High School. At an early age she joined the Hall Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church where she served faithfully on the Junior and Senior Usher Board Ministry. After many years of dedicated services she retired from Tyson Food, Inc. of Buena Vista as De-Boner Technician in 2010. She was united in holy matrimony to Gene Rogers Johnson and to this union they were blessed with one daughter, Tasha Johnson. She was also blessed to be the mother of one adopted daughter and one son-in-law, Felicia Johnson Vereen (Demecrice). To add to the legacy of her life, she was blessed with five grandchildren: Malike, Donovan, Kalea, Brianna and Destiny. Others survivors are a beloved mother, Ellen Terry Minter, Buena Vista, Georgia; two brothers, Leonard Minter (his wife, Dorothy) and Ricky Minter all of Buena Vista, Georgia. Aunts and uncles include Helen Terry Minter, Buena Vista, Georgia, Ulysses Terry (his wife, Annie Ruth) Indianapolis, Indiana, Reverend Tommy Terry, Sr. (his wife, Mattie Lois), Veristine Jordan, Walter Johnson, Bobbie Terry Woods (her husband, Wallace) all of Columbus, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including five very close friends, Mrs. Mary Francis Jackson-Tymes, Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. & Mrs. Laverne & Jeffery Majors, Preston, Georgia, Ms. Lois Jackson, Buena Vista, Georgia, and Ms. Juanita Chapman, Buena Vista, Georgia.
- Eddie Forehand(Saturday, September 21 13 08:41 pm EDT)
To the Johnson Familly: Elline was not only my cousin but she was my close and dear friend. I pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort you and all your memories of Elline and joyous ones. God bless you.
- Felicia Johnson Vereen(Friday, September 20 13 02:34 pm EDT)
To my sweet, loving mother. I miss you and I love you dearly. Words cannot express my feelings that I am feeling. Rest on my mother. I love you ALWAYS
- The Cooper Family(Wednesday, September 11 13 02:57 pm EDT)
To Ms. Elline's family, we offer our condolences. Ms. Elline was a good friend to our mother Diane Cooper, we just learned of her passing on today. You have our deepest sympathy.
- Charles & Reather Hunter Waller(Monday, September 09 13 09:25 pm EDT)
Leonard, Dot and the Minter family; Just wanting you all to know that we are still praying for you all. It is our prayer that God will strengthen and keep you in His care! We are only a phone call away! Call us if you need us!
- Emma Hall Newsome, Stone Mountain, GA(Friday, August 30 13 07:47 pm EDT)
To Leonard, Dot, and the entire family, With Sympathy, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Julia lemons(Friday, August 30 13 02:02 pm EDT)
With Deepest Sympathy. THE HAMILTON FAMILY Milton and Evelyn Hamilton
- Jan Ammons(Friday, August 30 13 08:24 am EDT)
Leonard, Al (and all family members): Pokey and I were both extremely saddened to hear of the untimely death of your beloved sister. Praying for God's peace to comfort all of you.
- The Major Family(Thursday, August 29 13 10:39 pm EDT)
To Tasha and family, I want you to know death has no sorrow that heaven can't not heal. We were so saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your mother.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Understand and know that God is with you during your time of sorrow. Love and Blessings!
The Major Family
- Cheryl Ellis(Thursday, August 29 13 09:53 pm EDT)
Your All Are In Our Prayers.Weeping May Endure For A Night But Joy Will Come In The Morning.Zelma Holt And BBD And Family.Tuscaloosa Alabama
- SARA CLEMONS(Thursday, August 29 13 09:12 pm EDT)
MAY THE FAMILY BE COMFORTED TODAY BY THE CARING THOUGHTS OF THOSE AROUND YOU.PLEASE TAKE COMFORT IN READING THE SCRIPTURE AT [REVELATION 21:3,4].YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
- Thomas & Odessa Major(Thursday, August 29 13 08:04 pm EDT)
To Tasha and family, please know that God will never leave you or forsake you. Just Trust in the Lord and he will see you & your famiy through this time of your bereavement.
- The crumbley family(Thursday, August 29 13 07:24 pm EDT)
Ours prayers are with the family earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal
- Tyrone&Renea Johnson(Thursday, August 29 13 05:36 pm EDT)
Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to your family.Elline ,will be missed dearly.
- Inez(Thursday, August 29 13 05:06 pm EDT)
That million dollar smile will be missed on this side of life. RIP sorry we won't be able to attend the services but our prayers are with the family. Leonard and Dot we love you! Curlie and Inez Johnson
- HR Department - Tyson Buena Vista Facility(Thursday, August 29 13 03:35 pm EDT)
To the Johnson Family, you are in our prayers and may God continue to comfort you each day.
- David & Melanie Thomas & Family(Wednesday, August 28 13 10:59 pm EDT)
Hold on to your precious memories of Elline! It is our sincere prayer that your memories will comfort you in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
- Tracy Jackson(Wednesday, August 28 13 09:50 pm EDT)
May God's strength, peace, and comfort be with all of you.
- Kelly Prather(Wednesday, August 28 13 07:40 pm EDT)
To the Johnson, Terry, Minter family I am so sorry to hear about your loss.. I have known Mrs Ellien for 5 yrs and she was a sweet and caring person.. She taught me how to make boxes when i worked at Tyson Foods with her and she always made me laugh.. She will truly be missed.. God Bless!!! From The Rivera Family!!
- L.C.Hall(Wednesday, August 28 13 07:29 pm EDT)
My prayers are with the family,Elline was a member of the class of 1968.We enjoyed the joy of growing up in Buena Vista.Elline will be missed.
- Tanya Brown(Wednesday, August 28 13 10:30 am EDT)
With deepest sympathy to the entire family.
- Leila M. Jolly(Wednesday, August 28 13 09:02 am EDT)
To The Johnson, Terry, Minter Family:
I'm saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved mother, daughter, sister, grandma, niece & auntee. Elline and I were classmates and she will be missed by all of us, but just know the love we have for her will always be in our hearts -- we loved her, but GOD loved her best. May you find peace and comfort. I love you all. Leila Jolly-- B.V. Class of 1968 Classmate.
- Nora Simms and family(Wednesday, August 28 13 08:46 am EDT)
My prayers are with the minter family,,,stay strong,,God will see you through.
- Julia Lemons(Tuesday, August 27 13 11:14 pm EDT)
With Deepest Sympathy,You Will Be Missed ..THE LEMONS FAMILY ...JULIA,FRANKIE,MAN,TAIJA,and T'Erikka
- Rev Canady Matthews(Tuesday, August 27 13 09:00 pm EDT)
May God bless the entire Minter Johnson Family
- shamika wright(Tuesday, August 27 13 08:57 pm EDT)
On behalf of Matthew Hamilton and family, we extend our deepest sympathy to Julia Lemon and the Minter& Johnson familes. May God provide you with his unwavering strength during this time.
- BRENDA STEVENS(Tuesday, August 27 13 07:13 pm EDT)
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.. SHE WILL BE TRULY MISSED
- Barbara Brown(Tuesday, August 27 13 11:34 am EDT)
To the entire Minter-Johnson family.
You have lost a great family member whom I admired, very much. We spent many years together at Tyson Foods, there were never a dull moment when Elline was around. She will be miss. So family God knows best.
- Veola Hughey Thomas (Cousin and Classmate)(Monday, August 26 13 10:40 pm EDT)
May The Lord be with this family in this time of their Bereavement. Elline and I talked at our last Class reunion. This was a great time. I truly pray God comfort the family. All things are in God's hand. . Keep your trust in God, and he will see you all through. You have my prayers. Elaine and I were classmate year 1968.