MERIDEN - Loretha Ellison, 51, of 33 Prescott St., died Monday, May 10, 2004 after a brief illness at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born in Johnsonville, SC,June 3, 1952, she was the daughter of the late John and Leila Curry Ellison. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Meriden and had been employed as an inspector at Pratt & Whitney in Middletown. She is survived by two daughters, Tametha L. Williams and Tashemia Monique Ellison, both of Meriden; a son, David Ellison of Meriden; five brothers, John Ellison, Jr. of Middletown, James Ellison, Lonnie Ellison, Ronnie Ellison and Randy Ellison, all of Meriden; three sisters, Lizzie Ellison and Leila Drain, both of Meriden and Jettie Brackett of Middletown; her fiance, Louis Rivera of Meriden; two stepchildren, Junita Vargas and Jahira Vargas, both of Meriden; several nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by a sister, Juanita Ellison; a brother, J. C. Ellison and a nephew, Charles Drain, Jr. The funeral will be held Friday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., Meriden. The Rev. Willie J. Young will officiate. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. To send a condolence see obituary @

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  1. To the children of Loretha, my deepest sympathy on the lost of your mother and friend, she is at peace, god bless you all!

  2. to the ellison family so sorry for your lose are sympathies are with you. FROM THE HUNDERLACH FAMILY

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