Dorothy Mae Ellis

January 10, 1922 - August 21, 2020

Dorothy Mae Ellis

January 10, 1922 - August 21, 2020


Dorothy Mae (Highsmith) Ellis, 98, of Tulsa peacefully went to her heavenly home on Friday, August 21, 2020.

Dorothy was born to the late Everett and Estella Highsmith at home in Tulsa on January 10, 1922. She married her best friend, Jasper Ellis on June 26, 1942. Dorothy worked as a church secretary for many years at Sequoyah Hills Baptist Church. Upon her retirement she and Jasper traveled around the United States.

Dorothy had a great love for the Lord that she shared with her family, friends, and many young girls she mentored in Sunday School and at Falls Creek. She is best remembered for her hugs, which were highly sought out by friends and family and could brighten anyone’s day! Her favorite past times included fellowship with her family and friends, sharing her famous tater-tot casserole, and playing dominos. She loved stuffed bears, amassing a collection of over 300! She was very patriotic and immensely proud of her family and friends that served and continue to serve in the US military.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Jim (Marilynn) Ellis of Tulsa, OK; and Larry (Connie) Ellis of Rogers, AR; her grandchildren Rhonda Cornett of Rogers, AR; Michael (Ann) Ellis of Kingsville, TX; Beau (Jennifer) Ellis of Stillwater, OK; and Jimmy (Mindy) Ellis of Broken Arrow, OK; her great grandchildren Ryan Cornett of Rogers, AR; Noelani Vesperas of MD; Killian Ellis of FL; Hannah (Tyler) Jackson of Rogers, AR; Abby Ellis of Calimesa, CA; Kylee Ellis of Broken Arrow, OK; Matthew Cornett of Los Angeles, CA; Mackenzie Ellis of Kingsville, TX; and Nathaniel Ellis of Kingsville, TX; and her great, great grandchildren: Ava Vesperas of MD; Kooper Jackson of Rogers, AR; and Keegan Jackson of Rogers, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-seven years, Jasper Gordon Ellis; her parents, Walter and Estella Highsmith; and her brothers, Walter and Eugene Highsmith, and great-great grandson Kamrin Pici.

Funeral services will be Thursday August 27, 2020 at 10am at Eastwood Baptist Church, 948 South 91st East Avenue, Tulsa. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Eastwood Baptist Church.




Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: August 27, 2020 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Eastwood Baptist church
  • Location: 949 S. 91st E. Ave Tulsa, OK 74112 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: August 27, 2020 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Rose Hill Memorial Park
  • Location: 4161 East Admiral Place Tulsa, OK 74115 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Dorothy Mae Ellis

  1. Charles & I are so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Dorothy.
    I vividly remember that Hot July night @ Falls Creek, when we sat on a bunk bed & she led me to Christ. She was a sweet, sweet woman, & a great Blessing to everyone who knew her. RIP, Miss Dorothy.

  2. Grandma Dorothy, You will be missed!
    LOVE, Prayers and thoughts to the entire family!

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