Elaine June "Eli" Gadell, of Dallas, Texas, was born on Wednesday, April 16, 1958, in Savannah, Georgia, to her parents James William McPherson and Betty Jean Lewis and step-mother Barbara Ann Bailey. She went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 3, 2020, in Dallas.
Eli was preceded in death by: her parents; step-mother, her grandparents; her brother, Cecil Edward McPherson; her mother-in-law, Sandy; her brother-in-law, Scott; her nephew, Clint; and her twin nieces Charlotte and Linzy Savadge.
She is survived by: her husband, Kent Gadell; sisters, Belinda (David) Savadge, Helen (Russ) Wright, Sandra (Eric Lange) Kardos and Kimberly (Darrel) Smith; her sister-in-law, Annie Patel; her aunt, Edwina (Art) Hein; nieces Brittany, Mary, Anna, Stephanie, Terri (Jason) Lovejoy, Mellissa Kardos, Nicki Kardos, Deja McPherson, Sakari McCoggle, and Dayla Smith; nephews Mason, Charles, Mitchell, David (Stephanie) Savadge, Michael (Krista) Savadge, Carl (Kristi) Graden, Don (Laura) Graden, Jr., William Wright, Darrel and Rory Smith; and four cousins Becky Peacock, Patti Hill, Pam Harrison and Rick Rogers.
Eli had a thirty-year career in the grocery business and was also a certified florist. She loved artwork and modeling. Eli will be remembered for her love of Jesus and the church and praying for her friends and family everywhere.
A funeral service will take place at 2:00PM on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in the Chapel of Laurel Oaks Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Burt officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral.
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