Mary Lee Ellis

January 9, 1947 - March 1, 2020
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Mary Lee Ellis, 73, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at UTMB in Galveston, TX.  Mary was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 9, 1947 but resided in Galveston, TX for most of her life.  Mary was united in marriage with Jeffery Ellis in 1966.  She worked for many years at Galveston Catholic School and then at the University of Texas Medical Branch Police Department, from where she retired.  Mary was a devoted wife and mother, a loving sister, and a caring grandmother.  She enjoyed family road trips, doing anything with her grandchildren, casino trips, baking for the UTMB Christmas cookie party, and family events and dinners.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Wilkins; sisters, Barbara Boren and Shirley Wilkins; nieces, Elizabeth Ann Wilkins, Kathy Beasley Woods, and Debbie Pepper; nephew, Thomas “Gene” Creel; and mother-in-law, Leola Balke Ellis.

She is survived by her husband, Jeff; her daughter, Jennifer and husband, Michael Puccetti; grandchildren: Peyton Gibson, Tyler Gibson, Dylan Puccetti; sister, Judy Herrington and husband, Charlie; brother, William D. Wilkins and wife, Mary; sisters-in-law, Camille Haglund and Kay Rekoff; brothers-in-law, Michael Ellis and wife Carol and Walter Ellis; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Mary’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Friday, March 6, 2020, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  A rosary will begin at 6:30 pm, led by Deacon John Pistone.

Funeral Mass will be 9:30 am, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be William W. Wilkins, Dylan Puccetti, Hans Haglund, Hunter Haglund, Kenneth Coleman, and Christopher Pepper.  Tyler Gibson will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 6:30 PM.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Time: 9:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Born: January 9, 1947
January 31, 2014
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Died: March 1, 2020

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Georgette Kovacevich Mullen posted on 3/9/20

In memory of Mary Lee Ellis, Georgette Kovacevich Mullen lit a candle


Georgette Kovacevich Mullen posted on 3/9/20

I was so sorry to hear this sad news. I had the pleasure of working with Mrs Ellis at Galveston Catholic School. All the children loved her. She was a very kind and caring lady and a pleasure to work with. I know she will be missed by all who loved her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Jennifer , I know you were the light in her life & I'm sure your children were too. Take Care and remember, she will always be in your heart.❤️


Denise Byrd posted on 3/7/20

Family of Mary Ellis, Thoughts and prayers for the loss of your loved one. Mary was beautiful inside and out. I am so thankful to have known her. God Bless You, Dennis and Denise Byrd


Crystal Whaley posted on 3/6/20

In memory of Mary Lee Ellis, Crystal Whaley lit a candle


Crystal Whaley posted on 3/6/20

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Mary and her sister Judy come get their hair done before lunch and a movie!! Lots of LAUGHTER and spreading joy, always a kind hearted woman. Condolences to the family and friends who are feeling the loss of a wonderful person.


Walter Ellis posted on 3/6/20

My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time


Helen M. Mye posted on 3/5/20

Sorry for the family's loss. Mary was a hard worker. I enjoyed working with her at Galveston Catholic School. I won't be able to make the Rosary but will try to make the Mass on Saturday.


LaTonya Nunn (UTMB PD AMin Staff) posted on 3/4/20

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I was blessed to have many years of great memories with Mrs. Mary. Always so welcoming, funny and full of encouragement. Rest easy... Enjoy your bananas and oatmeal up there. :) You're in good company with the angels and PD crew (Chief Engells, Mike, Kyle, and Troy). ♥


Peyton Gibson posted on 3/4/20

We would always sit in her chair together and hold hands while we watch some cooking show that her and pawpaw loved to watch.


Shanna W. posted on 3/3/20

Jennifer & Mike, Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. ~UTMB Design & Construction Family Purchasing Team