Mrs. Ella Mae Sweat, age 96, of Zeta Street in Tennille peacefully passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the Washington County Regional Medical Center Extended Care Facility. A graveside funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, January 10 at 2:00 P.M. in the Zeta Cemetery of Tennille. Reverend Danny Thomas will officiate. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Sweat’s grandsons.

Mrs. Ella Mae Sweat was born in Kite, the daughter of the late James Elbert Martin and the late Sally Cordry Martin. She worked as a Spinner with J.P. Stephens and Forstmans for over 35 years. Ella Mae was known for her unselfish nature and as an excellent fisher. Mrs. Sweat most cherished her time with family – serving as mama, grandma, and nanny – showing love through her cooking. She is preceded in death by her husband, Calvin C. Sweat, Sr.; and children, Calvin C. Sweat, Jr., Mary Ann Giles, Tommy Tapley, and Tony Sweat.

Mrs. Sweat is survived by her children, Kathie McDonald and husband Dwayne of Warthen, Willie Elbert Sweat of Milledgeville, and Alan B. Sweat and wife Jodie of Jasper; and grandchildren, Jeffrey Allen Sweat, Jennifer Wilson, Keith Sweat, D.J. McDonald, Amy McDonald Brown, Laura Brill Sweat, Jillian Sweat Holt, John Giles, James Giles, and Casey Sweat.

Online condolences may be expressed at mayandsmithfuneraldirectors.com.

May and Smith Funeral Directors is in charge of these arrangements.