Obituary for Ellen Bickerstaff | McMullen Funeral Home and Crematorium


Ellen Rambo Bickerstaff, 81, died on Wednesday September 28, 2022 at the Columbus Hospice House. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and will be attended by the Reverend Craig Bowers. The family receives friends at the funeral home an hour before the service.

Ellen was born on March 28, 1941 in Columbus, GA to the late Charles and Marie Norris Rambo. She graduated from Columbus High School and the University of Georgia. She taught second grade at Brookestone School for many years and was involved in various community organizations. She was a member of the Wynnbrook Baptist Church and the Naomi Class. Unlike her parents, her husband Howard Jefferson Bickerstaff precedes her in death; Son, Howard Jefferson Bickerstaff, Jr.

Survivors include her son Charles Daniel Bickerstaff of Pine Mountain, GA; Grandsons, Jacob Daniel of Pine Mountain, GA, Caleb Matthew of Orange Beach, AL, Luke Jefferson of Pine Mountain, GA, Seth Carson of Pine Mountain, GA, brother, Charles Norris Rambo, Sr. of Columbus, GA, and William Walter Rambo of Americus, GA, nephew, Charles Norris Rambo, Jr. (Laura Kate), niece, Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Bickerstaff of Hamilton, GA, and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Special thanks to Columbus Hospice, her caregiver Karen Anderson and Dr. Donna Onley Harden. Flowers will be accepted, those who wish will make memorial donations to the Columbus Hospice House, 7020 Moon Rd. Columbus, GA 31909

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