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Ellis, Gail Coleman

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August 25, 1946 - December 20, 2015

Ellis, Gail Coleman

Gail Coleman Ellis, age 69, passed away on December 20th, 2015, surrounded by her family, from multi organ failure as a result of septic shock. She was born to Betty Foster and James Gale Coleman in Dallas, Texas on August 25th, 1946.  Gail was in the first graduating class of Lake Highlands High School in 1964.  She attended North Texas State University, and  later graduated nursing school receiving an ADN in 1982.  She worked as a Neonatal ICU nurse for 23 years at Medical City Hospital Dallas, and 4 years at Texas Health Presbyterian Allen.  Gail was one of the Dallas Cowboys’ greatest fans, attending games for over 5 decades at the Cotton Bowl, Texas Stadium, and AT&T Stadium, as well as numerous road games.  Gail loved to travel, especially cruises which she shared with her sister Cathie.  Gail is proceeded in death by her father, James Gale Coleman.  She is survived by her mother Betty Foster Coleman, her sister Cathie Coleman, her daughter and son in law Jamie and Sam Ellis, grandchildren Cole, Jillian, and Landon Ellis.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016, 1:00pm at Park Cities Baptist Church, Ellis Chapel, 3933 Northwest Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75225. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Troy Aikman Foundation P.O. Box 192309 Dallas, TX 75219 c/o Faye Hindman 214.468.0015.


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Chuck Carona

December 31, 2015 9:04AM

I was so very sorry to hear about Gail. We were good friends in high school at Lake Highlands and grew up in the same neighborhood. She was a sweet girl. I will miss her.

Betty Shumaker

December 26, 2015 10:58AM

My heart goes out to the family. I know you will miss her so much. I only met Gail in person once for a brief time but felt I had known her for a long time. I know she had a deep love for her family and was so proud of her grandchildren. I loved chatting with her about her travels and her other love 'the cowboys". Her passing was a shock but I am happy she was surrounded by her loved ones. She lived a wonderful, full life and was loved by many. God Bless!

Carolyn Wilson

December 26, 2015 9:23AM

Jamie and Family I am so sorry to here about your Mom's passing. I will always rememeber her with love. She had an amazing memory for birthdays and never forgot mine! I enjoyed the 18 years of working with her at MCD. I thought of her often and missed working with her these last few years. I will always remember her for her devotion and love of the Cowboys. Her stories about you and your kids always made me laugh. Peace be with you in this time of sorrow. Your Mom was a very special lady. May God's love surround you and comfort you.

Susan Mathis

December 25, 2015 12:05AM

My deepest condolences to the family.

Evelyn Mathis Switzer

December 24, 2015 12:58PM

I am so heart broken to have learned Mimi is gone. She was such a great addition to our little football group and her insights on the Cowboys were so often spot on. Jamie please know your mother was so loved by us <3