Percy, Ellen Obituary

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News Sentinel
2 January, 2010

PERCY, ELLEN - age 65, died peacefully after a long illness on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, with family members at her side. She was born November 3, 1944 in Memphis Tennessee, the youngest of three children of the late William A. Percy and Anne Dent Percy. She earned a B.A. in. Psychology from the University of Memphis, Magna Cum Laude. Ms. Percy also earned a graduate degree in Public Affairs/Political Science with special honors from Western Carolina University. Ms. Percy established a notable career in Memphis as,a Real Estate Broker/Insurance Broker. She established a second career spanning county, state; and local government agencies in the health care field, always a patient advocate, In every community, she was a supporter of the arts, including membership in. Memphis Brooks Memorial Art Gallery and Dixon Art Gallery: founding the Suzuki Program. and STEAM, as well as needlework instruction with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. programs. She was also actively involved in every community as a volunteer both in small programs such as Compeer and Residential Home Management, and large endeavors expanding county, state, and federal government health positions, private mental health facilities and state hospitals for treatment and recovery. Ms. Percy, was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church; participating in many aspects of member services. She also enjoyed the service and sisterhood of Beta Sigma Phi and the Red Hatters. Ms. Percy enjoyed raising Scotties, gardening, cooking, needlework, and reading. She leaves behind three children: Robert N. Archer IV, Caroline A. Baker,and Elizabeth Archer. She leaves four grandchildren: Camille Archer, Katie Archer, Anderson Baker, and Sarah Baker. She also leaves behind a brother, Dr. William A. Percy of Boston, Massachusetts, and a sister, Anne Knott of. Ann Arbor, Michigan. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension on Sunday, January 3 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Brett Backus officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Parish Hall. The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Percy Memorial Fund for scholarships, sent to: The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive, 37919.

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