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Thelma (Elliott) Wakefield

March 9, 1945 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 75)


Thelma (Elliott) Wakefield, 75, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She was born on March 9, 1945 in Russellville, Alabama the daughter of the late Melvin and Elenora (Hamilton) Elliott. Thelma worked for the River Valley School system in Jeffersonville, Indiana as a bus monitor and helped in the lunch room. She was a former member of Polk Street Church of Christ in Russellville, Alabama and a member of Northside Church of Christ in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Thelma loved to read, watching a good scary movie and enjoyed her family very much.

There will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Legacy Funeral Center, 921 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 from 11am to 2pm.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wakefield; brothers, Paul and Therman Elliott and a granddaughter, Cedney.

Thelma is survived by her loving children, Tracy Johnson, Kelli Elliot (Darrell) and her son, Byron Young; her sister, Gwendolyn Upsher (Eugene); five grandchildren, Terrence Johnson (Dara), Corporal Cerran Johnson, Ceara Johnson, Turon Young and Aniston Young; along with two great grandchildren, Tearson and Tensley Garner.

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Celebration of Life
December 12, 2020

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Legacy Funeral Center
921 Main Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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