Jo Ella Keyes Ezell of Fort Stockton passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in Fort Stockton, Texas at the age of 75 years. She was born on February 2, 1943 in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Joseph Edward Keyes and Margie Ausburne.
Jo Ella was a very caring mom who loved everyone she met. She was a devoted wife and a hard worker. She worked hard as a rancher’s wife and also worked as a secretary at Farm Bureau for 13 years.
Jo Ella leaves behind her husband Charles T-Butch Ezell; her daughter (Evelyn) Ann Ezell; 4 grandchildren; Amber, Torrey, Ethan and Brandon; 8 great-grandchildren; Keegan, Keira, Catherine, Jalynn, Michael, Heri, Zayden, and Louis; and her sisters Lou Deane Littlefield, and Debbie Kay Schwartz.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Joseph Edward Keyes and Margie Ausburne; and her sons Charles Thomas Ezell and Johnny Clint Ezell.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com
Jo Ella had a spark when she laughed and was engaging in conversation. She loved Butch, and her children. She was devoted to our mom Marjorie, and enjoyed ranch life, church and family. She and I were miles apart in age and i did not have an opportunity to experience her so much as my mothers other child other than to see her in passing as she came to visit mom. The one thing we had most in common was love for our mutual parent. And over the years that followed while we became distant and her disownment of me before God and Church was more cruel fodder that maliciousness, I learned my biggest message in life. You cannot disown one who speaks your name daily in prayer to God. You cannot throw away what you never had. And as you rise to sit at the feet of your maker embraced by Mom, Charles and Johnny and those who came before. Enter with no ill will on my part. For I have only wished you love, peace and happiness and your light has never dimmed in my eyes. Shine On
Ozzie AusburneHouston, TX
Jo Ella was a wonderful friend, and caring toward all, we are going to miss her very much, but know she is with the Lord Jesus Christ, healed and no more pain or sorrow, and life has just begun, our prayers go out to the whole family. God bless you all
Re. Gary and Dottie DunnFort Stockton, TX
So sorry to hear of Jo Ella's death. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Shirley A SmetakFORT STOCKTON, TX
I had not seen Jo Ella for quite a long time but still consider her a friend. I found her to be an outgoing friendly lady. Perhaps she is very happy to be where she is right now. I know you will miss her. May Jesus keep you all in His peace.
Nita HendersonFort Stockton, TX
So sorry for your loss, Jo Ella was so loved by many that knew her . You all are in my prayers
Peggy FosterFort Stockton, TX