Barbara Holley was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 30, 1938 to Velma and Clyde Holley. She was 4 years old when her mother accepted the truth written in God’s Holy Word and became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Barbara was baptized in 1951. In 1956 she moved to Cullman County
She has lived in Montana, Washington State, Idaho, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona.
She has been a member of the Cullman Jehovah Witness Congregation since 1994.
She has had three great joys in her life: being a worshiper of Jehovah God, having had five children, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ellsworth is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Velma Simmons Holley; husbands, J.W. Hooper and Joel Ellsworth; son, Raymond Jason Hooper; and sister, Patricia Braxton.
She is survived by her children, Raymond Scott Hooper (Karen), Jean Starlene Hooper Hughey (Craig), Stacey Georgette Hooper Bruner (Frank), George Daniel Hooper (Susan); grandchildren, Eric Stallings, Seth Hooper, Lauren Waple, Matt Hooper, Lonna Hooper Yearwood, Holly Letson, Josh Hooper; greatgrandchildren, Zane Holmes, Zaden Yearwood, Zara Yearwood, Zaxton Yearwood, Harlee Beth Hooper, Lucas Hooper, Wil Stallings, Olivia Stallings, Rowan Brunner, Blakelyn Waple, Cooper Letson, Tylon Hooper; sisters, Charlotte Mapley (Bruce), Kathy Hall; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services for Barbara will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2020, in the Holly Pond Funeral Home chapel, with Brother Prince officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, from 1 p.m., until services begin. Mrs. Ellsworth will be buried in Union Grove Cemetery in a private family service.
Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ellsworth.
Obituary provided by the family.