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Spartanburg, SC - Mattie Lelia Foster Ellison, 83, peacefully entered into eternal rest on February 9, 2017 at home. Born April 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Willie Foster and Ethel Williams Foster. She was the widow of Clinton Ellison.

She joined Harrison Grove Baptist Church at an early age, where she served as a member of the Usher Board, Vocal Choir, and the Humane Society. 

She was retired from Mary Black Hospital.

Left to cherish fond and loving memories are: her daughter, Mattie Foster of the home; her sons, Fred (Sonya) Foster of Spartanburg, SC and Dwight Ellison of the home; her fifteen grandchildren; her twenty-three great-grandchildren; her one great-great-grandchild; her sisters, Lula Cohen, Lucile Kelly, Emma Dover and Patsy Fernandez all of Spartanburg, SC; her special niece, Mary Tracy of Cowpens, SC; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one son, Sammie Foster.

A Celebration of the Life of Mattie Lelia Foster Ellison will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Harrison Grove Baptist Church, 299 Harrison Grove Rd., Roebuck, SC. Dr. Rev. Leon C. Rector will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at the home, 329 Willow Oak Dr., Spartanburg, SC.

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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.W Woodward FH
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Deacon; Eddie Logan of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cowpens, SC & Family . Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, doing your time of losing that special love .
    ~ Linda Askari   Spartanburg, SC
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Deacon; Eddie Logan of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cowpens, SC & Family . Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, doing your time of losing that special love .
    ~ Linda Askari   Spartanburg, SC
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    To the family and friends, may you all find peace and comfort in this your hour of grief and pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cathy & Sleeter Dover Cheyenne, Wyoming
    ~ Cathy/Sleeter Dover   Cheyenne, WY
  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    Praying that the Lord with comfort and strengthen your family during this time of loss
    ~ Betty Mayfield   Spartanburg, SC
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017
    With God love . Rip
    ~ Travis Baker   Spartanburg, SC
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    To the Ellison and Foster Families: Our prayers and love are with you during this time. Aunt Mattie's beautiful smile is smiling down from heaven and we rejoice.May you continued to be strengthened daily. Love,Veronica,Samuel, and Alexandria .
    ~ Veronica Tracy-Lee   Jacksonville, FL
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    To the Ellison and Foster Families: Our prayers and love are with you during this time. Aunt Mattie's beautiful smile is smiling down from heaven and we rejoice.May you continued to be strengthened daily. Love,Veronica,Samuel, and Alexandria .
    ~ Veronica Tracy-Lee   Jacksonville, FL
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    To the Ellison and Foster Families: Our prayers and love are with you during this time. Aunt Mattie's beautiful smile is smiling down from heaven and we rejoice.May you continued to be strengthened daily. Love,Veronica,Samuel, and Alexandria .
    ~ Veronica Tracy-Lee   Jacksonville, FL
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    To the Ellison and Foster Families: Our prayers and love are with you during this time. Aunt Mattie's beautiful smile is smiling down from heaven and we rejoice.May you continued to be strengthened daily. Love,Veronica,Samuel, and Alexandria .
    ~ Veronica Tracy-Lee   Jacksonville, FL
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    To the Ellison and Foster Families: Our prayers and love are with you during this time. Aunt Mattie's beautiful smile is smiling down from heaven and we rejoice.May you continued to be strengthened daily. Love,Veronica,Samuel, and Alexandria .
    ~ Veronica Tracy-Lee   Jacksonville, FL