Ella M. G. "Ms. E." Overton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ms. Ella G. Overton, warmly known as "Ms. E.," was born on November 24, 1945 to the late Bora Gardon and Mrs. Sallie M. Gardon in Augusta. She departed this life to take her place in heaven on March 7, 2009 at Golden Living Center, Augusta. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the C.A. Reid, Sr. Memorial Funeral Home, Laney Walker Blvd. Ext. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Baptist Church with Rev. Al Sharpton officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Memorial Gardens. She was a 1964 graduate of Lucy C. Laney High School. Ms. E. was the personal assistant to "The Godfather of Soul," James Brown, for over 35 years. She leaves to cherish her many memories: two devoted children, Mr. Byron V. Overton, Atlanta, Ga. and Miss Kimbi Y. Overton, Augusta; a loving mother, Mrs. Sallie M. Gardon, Augusta; four grandchildren, Sergio Harris, Augusta, De-ja Overton, and Danyel Overton, both of Lafayette, La., and Camden T. Overton, Atlanta; four sisters, Ms. Franne Harris, Martinez, Mrs. Delores McQueen, Hempstead, N.Y., Ms. Mozell Murray, Augusta, and Mrs. Annie (John) Alberty, Hephzibah; five brothers, Rev. Roosevelt Cooper (Louise), Riviera Beach, Fla., Mr. Willie (JoJo) Gardon, Hephzibah, Mr. Robert L. Jones, Boston, Mass., Mr. Beauregarde (Irene) Gardon, Rockville Centre, N.Y., and Mr. John (Charlene) Gordon, Hephzibah; two special friends, Mrs. Deanna (Shawn) Brown-Thomas, Aiken, S.C. and Dr. Yamma Brown, Atlanta; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-March 12, 2009