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Deborah R (Nunnelee) Ellis

January 28, 1961 ~ May 19, 2019 (age 58)

Blue Springs – Ms. Deborah R. Nunnelee Ellis, age 58, died suddenly, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at North MS Medical Center.  She was born January 28, 1961 in Tupelo, MS, to Bill Nunnelee and Annie Jean Collins Nunnelee.  Deborah was a graduate of North Pontotoc High School and continued her education at Itawamba Community College.  She worked many years as a resident manager for an apartment complex.  She was a four-time cancer survivor.  She was a member of harvest Time Church in Tupelo until it closed.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 6 PM, Friday, May 24, 2019, in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Dr. Jim Nunnelee and nephew, Bro. Tyler Nunnelee officiating.  Burial will be private.  Visitation will be Friday from 5 PM to service time only.

Survivors include her father, Bill Nunnelee and wife, Evelyn of Endville; son, Joshua Nunnelee (Danielle) of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Candice Mauldin (John) of Tupelo; 4 brothers, Ricky Nunnelee (Anita) of Endville, Billy Nunnelee (Angie) of Palmetto, Jerry Wayne Nunnelee of Blue Springs, and Keith Nunnelee (Lauren) of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, John David Mauldin, Piper Mauldin, Judson Mauldin, Emerson Nunnelee, and Abbott Nunnelee; special friend, Dwayne Hudson of Oxford.  She was preceded in death by her mother; sister, Sharon Ray, and special friend, David Ellis.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Mississippi Affiliate, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS  39213.  Condolences to the family may be posted at  For those who can not attend, the service may be viewed at 6 PM, Friday at 2 PM and for 60 days following at

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