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One of Tuscaloosa's beloved female pastors passed away, Pastor Eva Ellington of Faith Rest Church of Christ died at the age of 95 on November 28, 2021.

Pastor Eva Ellington was born October 30, 1926 to the late Copsey Collins and Mary Cole of Gainesville, Alabama. Ellington accepted Christ at an early age and begin preaching in 1979 under Pastor Teresa Fitts. She started in ministry in 1980 at Faith Rest Church of Christ. Over 20 ministers came from under her ministry. She along with her husband, the late Elder Joseph Ellington were senior pastors of Faith Rest on Herman Avenue in Tuscaloosa.

She was a dynamic speaker and showed love to her congregation even in her later years. She believed in the message of holiness. Ellington turned over leadership to her son Thomas Ellington, Sr and Pastor Lillie Lewis.

She leaves Tuscaloosa with awesome memories of family, friends, church members and the Tuscaloosa community. Eva Ellington was truly a Tuscaloosa staple. Many pastors such as Pastor Anthony Martin, Pastor Thomas Ellington Jr, Pastor Chris Taylor Pastor Alfred Ellington and Pastor Lonnie Weaver will pay tribute to her at her celebration of life service.

Ellington passed away peacefully at Northport DCH at the age of 95. She will be missed. Ellington's funeral is Friday December 3, 2021 at 2pm at the Saint Paul Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa with her son Joseph Ellington III giving the eulogy.

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