Eloise C. Battle

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Eloise Cynthia Battle née Reed aka “Lady Wild-bill” ascended to Heaven on Monday, March 20, 2023.
Eloise was born on March 15, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio to parents, Daniel Powhaton Meadows and
Anniebell Reed.

Eloise spent her youth as a proud resident of Poindexter Village, becoming a graduate of East High school in the 1950s. It was then she meet Edward Battle. Unbeknownst to both, they would end up marrying and creating a beautiful family spawning 5 generations and counting. In 1954 after a beautiful courtship, Eloise and Edward married, and became parents to four children, Etta, Edward Jr., Ella and their baby Erica.

Eloise was a proud worker of Westinghouse, DCSC, and Ohio Department of Taxation and was known to share stories about her time there with her family. She even did her part in supporting our democracy, working the polls whenever she was available to do so.

She is preceded in death by both parents, husband; Edward Sr., brother; Theodore Meadows, son; Edward Battle Jr.

Eloise is survived by her uncle; Orville Garnes, children; Etta (Carl) Ransom, Ella Battle, Erica Battle, daughter-in-laws; Pamela Battle and Leatrice Battle, lifelong best friend; Mrs. Vivian Moore and Mrs. Norma Jean Norwood. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; Aiden and Edward McClendon, Angelique Redd, Christina (Jennifer) Ransom and family, Carl (Lisa) Ransom and family, Edward (Kay) Battle III and family, John (Nene) Battle and family, Anitra Fluellen and family, Allen Ford and family, Norvida Battle and family, April and Loretta Ford. Sheree (Ron) Gordon-Jackson, nieces and nephews a plenty and so many more.

Eloise bravely and triumphantly battled Breast Cancer for 24 years, Stage 4 for the last 12 years. We
thank the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and its staff for all their help over these 24
years, especially these last 12. Thank you also to Brookdale Hospice for your services over these past
few months. We will never forget the care and kindness you both showed our dear Eloise.

Eloise will be remembered as a staple in the Brentnell Community. As we usher her into her gentle good
night, we ask that you remember the good times, the love she showed us all as we lift her name up in
Joy. For Eloise will forever be BATTLE STRONG.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Thursday, April 6, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE East, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To the Battle family,
    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

  2. Josephine Trent

    I will be praying for the family and sorry for your loss God is the all comfort

  3. Shelly Johnson Joyce

    Our deepest Condolences to the Battle families. Your mom was a kind neighbor, who always had a “hello”and a smile to share between us.
    May God bless you all in this time of loss.
    Shelly Johnson Joyce and family
    Myo Johnson and family

  4. You have our deepest sympathies. Lean on the Master for comfort. He’s always there. Love you all Battle family.

  5. The Lord bless and keep your thoughts towards Him. He is a very present help.

  6. Edward A. Battle III

    I love you always and forever Grandma. Rest in Heaven

  7. Sebrinnah Burton-Smith

    Praying for peace and comfort for Norvida and entire Battle family

  8. My sincere condolences to the Battle Family. May your mother’s memories keep you all at peace.

  9. Sam Berry Jr aka Jay

    The Berry family sends prayers and condolences to the Battle family and may God keep you in his arms

  10. Walter Fluellen

    My sincere condolences to the Battle family

  11. Love you Grandma!!I will alway cherish the memories that we shared.

  12. Denise D. Hargrow

    Dearest Eloise,

    I’m still coming to terms that you have transcended into the heavenly arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus reminds us that as believers in Him, having faith, trust, and love for all, that when time has arrived, He will come again to receive us unto Himself, living in the glorious heavens always. I know you are home with all your loved ones who’ve preceded you in life. You will always be a angel in my heart, soul, and mind. Love you forever.
    P.S. Please tell my mom and dad I send them a lotta hugs and kisses…

    Ms. Denise D. Hargrow and Frannie J. Johnson, Kamryn and Kaden Love

  13. Edward J mcclendon Sr

    Elosie has made a difference in so many lives. I’m grateful to have been a member of her family.

  14. The Mcclendon Family

    The Battles, you have our deepest sympathy! We’re tremendously saddened for your loss. The memory of your Mother will give you comfort, and her legacy live through you all! God Bless your family.

  15. Nicole Patterson

    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May the peace of our Lord be with you all; cherished memories are a wonderful gift from God!

  16. Ivory Havener

    Sorry for your loss praying for you and the family. Those beautiful memories are keepsakes of the beautiful times that you and your family had together hold onto them tight for there was good times, leaving me into a four day, but joy cometh in the morning, continuing to lift you And the family up in prayer.

  17. Pamela Battle

    You will truly be missed!!Iam grateful for all the love that you showed me.I will always cherish the precious memories in my heart.

  18. Love Sharon, Cookye and Jimmy and Family

    The Battle Family in California are sending you our condolences and prayers. Aunt Eloise had a heart of gold. We remember her calm demeanor and her smile. Even though we are thousand miles away, she was always in our thoughts. Her hospitality when we visit Ohio was awesome, especially our last visit in Columbus was fun and memorable. Auntie never complained while waiting on us to do whatever we were planning on doing. She is now resting alongside Uncle Ed. RIP Auntie. You will be missed.

  19. Sandra Johnson

    May the Lord be with your family. I worked with your Mom she always had a beautiful smile on her face. Let her beautiful memories take you through the hard time. Take your rest Mrs. Battle in the arms of Jesus.

  20. Evelyn L Willis

    My condolences to the entire Battle Family

  21. Late but sincere condolences to the family.
    I met Eloise in Kenya and felt the warmth and love she lit throughput her visit.

    May she rent in peace.

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