Ann elise Waggoner Miller McLennan

   Ann Elise Waggoner Miller McLennan 80, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.  She was born March 4, 1935 in Hardeman County, Chillicothe, Texas to the late Leslie L Miller and the late Florida Carter Miller. Her parents worked at the historic W. T. Waggoner Ranch in Vernon, Texas  and she was named for the late Elise Criss Waggoner.
   In 1951, Elise graduated as valedictorian of her class at the age of 15 from Booker T. Washington (BTW) in Vernon, then was a ninth grade Algebra teaching assistant at her high school until she enrolled at college in the fall. She graduated with honors from Prairie View A&M University with a major in Home Economics with a minor in Science Education before she was 21 years old. In 1962, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education from Prairie View A&M University. Later she started course work for a PhD in Education at the University of Denver, Denver, Colo.  In later years, she organized the all-class reunion for BTW High School that continues today. After 32 years of service in the Pulaski and Little Rock School Districts she retired. At an early age, she accepted Christ and attended Greater Hopewell Church of God in Christ in Vernon. 
   Cherishing her memories are one daughter, Anne Elleane Amado (Eric) of Lewisville, Texas and one son, Felton D. McLennan (Calandra); two granddaughters , Aubrie Elise Amado and Falan Elleane McLennan; one brother, Robert B. Miller (Sharon) of Grand Prairie, Texas; two sisters, Leslie D. Sims of Dallas, Texas and Florida E. Wiley of Fort Worth, Texas; one aunt,  Aurelia D. Lawson Smith and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Home going services will be held on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at 12 p.m.  at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 1322 Pulaski Street, Little Rock, Ark.  Bishop Jewell R Withers Jr. will be officiating. Arrangements are by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester Street, Little Rock, AR 72202 (501) 372-1305.

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