Dateline: Waxhaw N.C.
MRS. RHEA ELLIS BELK
Rhea Ellis Belk went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 21st, 2010. She was 88. We can only imagine the great homecoming it was as she entered into the presence of the Lord and a host of loved ones who preceded her in death, including her parents, brother, husband, and the light of her live, her little granddaughter Bailey. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends but we all look forward to seeing her again someday. Rhea worked for more than 30 years at Springs Industries of Lancaster. She retired to raise her granddaughter from age three. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. She is survived by her granddaughter/daughter Ashea Elhawa Griffin and husband Chris of Waxhaw; sisters, Gladys Autry and husband Richard, Mary Riggins and Claudine Spurlock, all of Monroe; brothers, Gene Ellis and wife Friedlan of Lancaster, Jim Ellis of Monroe; granddaughters, Addison Griffin, Lanie Griffin, Christian (Cizzie) Griffin all of Waxhaw. Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Belk will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Monroe, Monday, May 24, 2010, with the family receiving friends at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m., interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Hospice of Monroe for the excellent, loving care they showed to Rhea. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Hospice of Monroe, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe N.C. 28110 in Rhea's name. McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Belk.