Ella Mae Wyatt of Howard Avenue, South Boston died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 76.

Ella Mae was born in South Boston on June 6, 1943 to the late Ms. Nannie Wyatt and Mr. Otis Wyatt Jr.

She was the eldest of 10 children.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Ella Mae attended Halifax County Public School.

She loved to cook, dance and have fun before her health started failing. She enjoyed being around people and welcomed everyone who needed help.

Ella Mae loved children and treated them as her own. She helped raise many children by babysitting.

She also loved collecting pictures and was well known in her community.

Ella Mae leaves to cherish two daughters, Cynthia Bates of Augusta, Georgia, and Betty Wyatt of the home; one son, Dwight Wyatt, (Gail) of Augusta; four sisters, Dinita Faulkner, Doris Chism, Pamela Wyatt, all of South Boston, and Delois Harris of Raleigh, North Carolina; two brothers, Clarence Bailey of South Boston and Douglas Wyatt (Rhodeshia) of Bowie, Maryland; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Faulkner Sr. of South Boston and Tommy Chism of Glenarden, Maryland; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including two devoted nephews, Jerry (Wic) Faulkner Jr. and John Daniel, her favorite as she called him; and devoted friend Clifton Roger Davis. 

In addition to her parents, Ella Mae was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Morris, two brothers, William Lee Wyatt and George Bailey, one sister-in-law, Georgia Bailey, her eldest grandson, Dewayne Wyatt, her eldest great-granddaughter, Shymerra Ford, and one niece, Tiffany Harris Logan.

Funeral services for Ms. Wyatt will be Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1812 North Main Street in South Boston, with Pastor Michael C. Byrd officiating.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.