With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Elouise Walker Bacon, our loving and devoted matriarch, community leader and friend to all whose lives she touched, on April 17, 2019.
She left us while resting peacefully with her granddaughter, Candace, at her side. She was 85.
Born in Bradenton, Florida and residing there for her entire life, she was actively involved in several organizations, and leadership roles within the community. She worked for Palmetto Federal, later Goldome Bank, for over 30 years, retiring as the Associate Vice President. As a member of St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, she was a member of the choir, usher board, a Sunday school teacher and on the board of trustees.
As the last living sibling, she was predeceased by her husband, James E Bacon Sr. She leaves behind her daughter, Brenda Butler; sons, James Jr. and Ritchie Bacon and granddaughter, Candace Bacon as well as 9 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was a great cook and a wonderful storyteller, but most of all she loved her family and welcomed everyone. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Shannon Funeral Homes Town Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Elouise's life will be held at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1006 1st Street W; Bradenton, FL on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10 a.m., beginning with a viewing starting at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, family request donations be sent to Tidewell Hospice.
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