Eller Family Association

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Bonnie Sue Eller

Bonnie Sue Eller

Female 1932 - 2021  (88 years)


Sue Eller Conn, age 88, died April 16, 2021. She was born June 12, 1932, in Franklin, North Carolina to Rev. and Mrs. Eugene Robert Eller (Frances Greer) where Rev. Eller was the pastor of the First Baptist Church, Franklin. As a child, Sue lived in Franklin, NC, Pelham, GA, and Augusta, GA where she began playing the organ in church at the age of fourteen. She finished high school in Pickens, SC. She graduated from Mars Hill Junior College (now Mars Hill University) in Mars Hill, NC and Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, MS. She then received a master's degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.

In 1960, she married Walton Thomas Conn, who passed away November 10, 2020. Survivors include two sons, Walt, Jr. (Alicia) of Auburn, AL and Joe Ed (Michelle) of Nashville; four grandchildren, Katie, Emily, and Caroline of Auburn and Ethan, of Nashville; her brother Thomas J. Eller (Anne) of Woodland Park, CO along with two nieces Julie Lafitte (Steve Posey) of Colorado Springs, CO and Elizabeth Byerly (Steve) of Atlanta, GA, and a nephew Robert Eller (Kristen) of Greenville, SC; and her cousin-in-law and close friend, Lucy Carroll of Nashville.

Sue moved to Nashville in 1955 to work for the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (Lifeway Christian Resources) as a church library field consultant where she worked until having her first child in 1962. She returned to work at the Southern Baptist Convention as the registrar for the Seminary Extension in 1980 and worked until 1994. She lived in Nashville until the time of her death.

She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 54 years where she was the director of the church library for over 30 years.

Her passion was serving her family and her church, and she enjoyed cooking, particularly for others.

The family would like to thank the team from Alive Hospice and the nurses, therapists, and staff at Woodcrest at The Blakeford for their devoted and attentive care and support.

A graveside service will take place in Adairville, KY.

Eller, Sue (1932-2021)

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