Mrs. Ella Mae Thorpe


Ella Mae Thorpe was born December 22, 1932 to the late Willie Edward Harris and the late Viola Carrington-Harris, entered to rest on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Johnstown Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. Ella was educated in the Granville County school system.

Ella was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Roy Thorpe on December 5,1953 and to their union eight (8) children was born.

In 1966, they relocated their family to Akron, Ohio. She was employed by Tangier Restaurant of Akron, and held various other jobs, as she cared for her husband and kids. She last worked at Senior Independent before her retirement in 2015. She enjoyed FAMILY, holiday gatherings, cooking, and word search puzzles.

Ella joined Elizabeth Baptist Church under the late Rev. Clark in Akron Ohio where she was very active. She sang in the church choir and was a faithful member of the Usher Board. She later joined Akron Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Rev. Pervis Chavis, where she actively served on the Trustee and Usher Board.

In March of 2018, Ella relocated to Columbus Ohio where she lived at The Village of Ottawa Ridge. She united with the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Michael D. Reeves. Ella enjoyed listening to the Praise Team, choir, receiving the word, and sharing hugs and kisses with anyone who came her way.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Roy Thorpe and two brothers: James Harris and Willie Edward Harris. She leaves to cherish her memory her two (2) sisters; Annie B, Hunt of Toledo OH. Dorothy C, Chavis of Akron OH. Eight (8) children; Dianne (Charles) Neloms of Akron, Roger (Toni)Thorpe of New Orleans LA, Joseph (Yolanda) Thorpe of Akron OH, Roy C. Thorpe of Atlanta GA, Albert L. Thorpe of Columbus OH, Lucy M. Thorpe of Rolesville NC, Annette (Oliver) Evans of Pataskala OH, Shawn (Kathy) Thorpe of Akron, OH. Two (2) sister-n-law and one (1) brother-n-law of Oxford North Carolina.

Ten (10) Grandchildren; Lashonda Harris of Cincinnati OH, Donovan Harris of Akron OH, Terrika Reimonenq of New Orleans LA, Torey Jones of New Orleans LA, Tauren Thorpe of Atlanta GA, Angela Martin of Akron OH, Joseph Thorpe Jr. of Akron OH, Lawrence Thorpe of Rolesville NC, LaRay Hamilton of Cincinnati OH, Shawn Thorpe Jr. of Cleveland OH. Bonus Granddaughter: Jillian Burt. Thirteen (13) Great-Grandchildren. One (1) Great-Great Grandchild. She leaves a host of nephews, nieces, and friends. Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, 3161 E 5th Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Please know that my prayers thoughts love condolences are with you!! Remember to use your memories to sustain you!!

  2. Tootie and Family,
    Your grandmother was an amazing person. I use to look forward to stopping by your grandparents when were at Kent State University especially the stories about you LOL! Love you Tootie. I will continue to pray for you and your family..RIH Grandma Ella!

  3. To
    Lucy Joe and the Entire Thorpe family
    Another great woman of faith gone from the north side of Akron. May all the great memories of your mother give you comfort at this time of sorrow .rest in peace .

  4. Momma, We’re going to miss you. Love you so much. Myra and family

  5. Mark and Laura Odom

    Our deepest sympathies to the family.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Ozella Clark-Frye

    To the Thorpe family,
    Our prayers and with you, Mrs. Thorpe was such a nice lady and always had encouraging words No more pain and suffering for she is at peace. RIP Mrs. Thorpe
    Floyd and Peaches Frye

  7. Praying for the Thorpe family. Aunt Ella Mae will truly be missed. Gone but never forgotten.

  8. Jerome & Cynthia Tolliver

    Our condolences to the family. Mom Thorpe was truly loved. She will forever be missed. Our prayers for peace and God’s comfort as her family travel this journey. Her memories will live forever in your hearts.

  9. Juanita Jones Spencer

    Juanita Jones Spencer and family……………..send our deepest condolences to the entire Thorpe Family our prayers are with you

  10. Leon and Elena Reid

    Our sincere condolences to the family of Mrs Ella Mae Thorpe. May she Rest In Peace and know our prayers are with you.

  11. Gloria Busby (Jean)

    My Condolences to Joe & the Thorpe Family.
    No more suffering but fond memories to treasure forever.

    Gloria Busby
    Phoenix, Az

  12. My deepest sympathy is extended to the family. Mother Thorpe was a true woman of God. She will be missed.

  13. Annette,

    I know how much you love your mother. Keep loving memories in your heart.


  14. Dea Jesse and Sis Alyce White

    It was so easy to love Mother Thorpe because of her kind and loving ways and her love of Jesus Christ the Savior. I grieve as you grieve yet I rejoice knowing that Mother is today standing in the Presence of the Lord and see Him face to face..Hallelujah!! I say grieve but not as one who has no Hope!!

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