Ms. Ella Ree Boles was born to Isaac and Willie Edna Johnson on April 14, 1942. Her parents welcomed her into this world and soon introduced her to who would soon be her very best friends, Allie Vera, Ivory Lee, and John. She soon increased her loving friendship with her, sister Julie and brother, Willie Curtis. Together they became a close-knit family.
Ella was baptized and dedicated her life to Christ at an early age.
Ms. Ella attended public schools and later graduated from North Panola High School in Como, Mississippi.
After graduating from high school, Ella relocated to Kansas City, MO where she was welcomed with open arms from her loving sister and brother-in-law, Sylvester & Allie Vera Ramsey. Ella then began her quest of entrepreneurship by graduating from Manual Annex where she received her cosmetology license.
Ella married the Late Donald Ray Walls and two children were born to this Union, Sheila and Donald Walls. She later married the late Deacon Lonzo Boles Sr.
After relocating, the family worshipped at Spruce St. Matthews Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. W.D. Brown, for many years. Later, Ella moved her membership to Second Missionary Baptist Church in Grandview, MO under the leadership of the late Rev. Donald D. Ford.
Ms. Ella was a prominent business woman for 40 years, managing and maintaining the operational logistics of several independently owned, local businesses. With her final business being a local well known convenience store where she was the owner and operator.
Ella was a member of the Southeast Bar Association, giving young college students the opportunity to receive scholarships. She loved to travel the world along with reading, bowling, and working out. She always loved bringing family together and creating lifelong memories when hosting family functions.
People love Ella for her beauty, her smile, her charisma, her spirit, and being a classy lady. She gave untiringly of herself to help and serve her family and community.
Ella was preceded in death by her grandparents, Billy and Sarah Webb parents, Isaac and Willie Edna Johnson; her siblings, Allie Vera, Ivory Lee, John, and Julie; and two grandsons, Ronnie and Reginald Jr.
Ella leaves a rich legacy of love, wisdom, and strength. To cherish her loving memory, she leaves her daughter, Sheila Taylor, son Donald Walls; Additional Blessings, sons, Lonzo Jr., and Ronnie Boles, and daughter Brenda Boles; brothers Willie (Betty) Johnson, Ronald Abbott, sister Malissa (Charles) Blair, Sister-in-law, Berniece Boles and Emma Holman of Kansas City, MO.
Her devoted grandchildren: Meguial (Richshaunda) Taylor, Shanika (Willie) Fields, Brandon Boles of Kansas City, MO, Earnestine Boles of Harlem, NY, Donisha Walls of Phoneix, AZ, Julia (Andre) Agee of Fort Worth, TX, and Julian Walls of Kansas City, MO.
Her devoted great grandchildren: Isaac, Evan, Meguial Jr., Giovanny, A’Mya, Messiah, Majesty, Major, Willie III, Willie IV, Zoiee, Brandon Jr., Rian, Simone, Jayda, Jonathan, Raven, Andre, Zion, London, and Ariane.
And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, with a special acknowledgement of her loving and devoted nieces Janice M. Ramsey “Jay Babee”, Beverly Anderson, and Tiffany Johnson.
Visitation will be 9AM, with services to follow at 11AM, Saturday, November 5 at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 5111 Harry S. Truman Dr., Grandview, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.Service Information:
Visitation will be 9AM, with services to follow at 11AM, Saturday, November 5 at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 5111 Harry S. Truman Dr., Grandview, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.