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Ella Louise Austin was born March 6, 1932 to Harry and Ella Mae Higgins. She was the eldest of eleven children.
She attended James D. Burrus and Booker T. Washington graduating in 1949. In 1952 she married the love of her life, Tommie Austin whom she was married to for 66 years until his passing in 2018.
Ella was a member of Greater New Hope’s Mission I and II, Sunshine Band and Scholarship Committee. She also worked as a teacher at the church’s daycare. Sis. Austin also was the chairperson for Greater New Hope’s Church Anniversary celebrations.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tommie, son Charles and daughter Carolyn. Ella leaves to cherish her memory; sons Tommie Jr.(Venus) and Paul (Patricia); grandchildren James Robinson Jr, Lakesha Robinson, Katrina Renee(Malcolm), Tyson D. Austin, Keyana Lewis and Keyara Austin; great grandchildren Joshiah, Jordyn, Jaslyn, Gemma, and Austin; brothers James, Charles, Harold; sisters Loyce, Joyce, Carol and Sarah; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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