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Ellon Igatha Sinclair

March 17, 2017

Service Date: March 25, 2017

Obituaries » Ellon Igatha Sinclair

Mrs. Ellon Igatha Sinclair 93 ,Formerly of Charlotte. passed away Friday March 17, 2017 at Reverpoint Crest Nursing & Rehab. Center New Bern , NC. Funeral service will be held Saturday March 25,2017 at St.Luke Missionary Baptist Church 1600 Norris Ave. Charlotte, NC 28206. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am and the service will follow at 12:00 pm. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.

“I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses, and the voice of God discloses… If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”  On Friday, March 17, 2017, God spoke to Ellon Igatha Smith Sinclair as she lay resting peacefully and she transitioned to her final resting place as God promised.


Ellon was born the youngest of ten children on August 3, 1924 in Chesterfield, South Carolina. She is the daughter of the late William Henry Smith and Claudia Theresa Perry. She married her high school mate and love of her life, the late James Sinclair, during her senior year at Chesterfield High School in Chesterfield, SC where she graduated. This union raised two children, the late Reverend William E. Sinclair and Betty Jean Sinclair.


Ellon confessed Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at Mount Level Baptist Church in Chesterfield County at an early age. After moving to Charlotte, NC with her family in her later years, she joined St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church where she continued to be an active and faithful member of the church. There she served on many boards and auxiliaries and was a member of the Senior Choir. She enjoyed serving others and helping in any way she could. She could be found early each Sunday morning driving her car to pick up a friend, neighbor, senior citizen or anyone who might need a ride to church. This service carried over in her job, as she could be found providing the same type transportation to co-workers who needed transportation to work and back home. It was not uncommon to see her delivering meals to the disabled and senior citizens daily through the Meals on Wheels Program. God enabled her to be sensitive to the needs of others and had given her a giving spirit.


Ellon enjoyed working as a presser for the Charlotte Cleaners until her retirement. She was a faithful member of the Pilgrim Chapter # 244, Order of the Eastern Star of Wadesboro, NC. She was devoted to and loved her Chapter.


When Ellon suffered a stroke in 2009 she was placed in the Golden Living Nursing Home in Charlotte, NC where she resided until March 12, 2015. At that time she was transferred to the River point Crest Nursing home in New Bern, where she could be closer to her daughter-in -law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ellon was predeceased by her husband, James Sinclair; son, Reverend William E. Sinclair; daughter, Betty Jean Sinclair; sisters, Olabee McCoy and  Mamie Crawford; brothers, William Smith, Thell Smith, Robert Smith, Brout Smith, Arthur Smith, Frank Smith and Chester Smith.

Surviving to cherish her love and life are daughter-in-law, Dolores Sinclair of New Bern, NC; grandchildren: Eric Sinclair of Raleigh, NC, Tonya Sinclair Swindell(Regan) of Suffolk ,VA; great-grandchildren: Daria Sinclair of Fuquay Varina, NC, James Swindell of Suffolk, VA, Ezekiel Swindell of Suffolk, VA, Micah Swindell of Suffolk, VA and Zoey Swindell of Suffolk, VA.; sisters-in-law, Roxie Ratliff(Thomas) of Charlotte, NC. Annie Pateat of Baltimore, MD, Vietta Ratliff of Chesterfield, SC; brother-in-law, Jadie Sinclair of Baltimore, MD, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, a special friend and roommate, Bernadine Harkley of Riverpoint Crest Nursing Home, New Bern, NC, and her precious doll little Bill.

Ellon Sinclair was a remarkable woman. She touched the lives of many. The love and compassion she shared with her family and others will never be forgotten and we must all maintain that love in our hearts and touch the lives of others. She will be truly missed.

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