We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Community Funeral Care, Carmichael Chapel
Ethel Lee (Talley) King was born on May 21, 1932, in Selma, Alabama to the late Annie Ford Talley and Wille Talley.
Ethel relocated from Selma, Alabama to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1954. In that same year, Ethel began working at Fort Wayne State Developmental Center where she was promoted to a supervisor. She retired in 1994 after 40 years of service.
Ethel was baptized and gave her life to Christ at an early age. She was a devout member of Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dixie and later Rev Shade. Ethel later took fellowship under Pastor Cornelius Hill at Light of the World Christian Church.
Ethel enjoyed spending time with her beloved family and watching her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren grow. Ethel also enjoyed watching IU basketball, Chicago Bulls when Michael Jordan played and the Miami Heat. She also enjoyed playing card games, Pokeno and Dominoes. Ethel enjoyed watching Judge Judy, Judge Mathis and her “soap operas”. In her spare time, she was an avid walker at Glenbrook Mall. Ethel also enjoyed doing word searches and studying The Holy Bible.
Ethel leaves to cherish her memories, four children, Annie (Archie) Smith, Geraldine Freeman, Wilbur King and Tonya King. Eleven grandchildren, John Fitzgerald (Renita) Freeman, Lamar Smith, Frederick Freeman, Stacey (Geoff) Brooks, Demetrius Bostic, Ryan Freeman, LaTasha Freeman, Tyrus (Amanda) Walker, Tonisha King, Malik Freeman and Deion Walker. Sixteen great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and close friend, Jessie Sanders and a host of other family and friends.
Ethel was preceded in death by her husband William Henry King, her grandma Alma Smith. Parents, Willie and Annie Talley. Brother, Warren Ford. Special friend, Lee Curtis Turner and best friends Evelyn Hunter and Lillian Moore.