Ella Jo Gossett, 88, of West Orange, went to be with the lord on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, 21016, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with burial following at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.   Officiating will be Tommy Anthony, pastor of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in West Orange and Matt Chandler, pastor of Life Church in Orange.
Pallbearers will be Brent Dearing, Robbie Puckett, Marcus Thompson, Michael Thompson, Rick Dearing and Jake Dearing.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Born on November 14, 1928, in Weir, Mississippi, Ella Jo was the daughter of Otho and Courtney (Jones) Ming.  She was a member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church and, in years past, was a volunteer hairdresser at the former Jones Nursing Home in Pinehurst.  She was a loving wife, mother and “Granny Goose” to her grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents, Otho and Courtney Ming and her brother, Travis Ming, Ella Jo is survived by her husband, Louis C. Gossett; daughters and their husbands, Sandra and Talmadge Hutchison, Toni and Stanley Broussard, Darlene and Gary Dearing and Vickie Thompson Johnson.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Robbie Puckett, Jennifer Moreau, Angie Bratcher, Marcus Thompson, Michael Thompson, Rick Dearing, Brent Dearing, Shaley Gossett; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Frances Ming.
The family would like to express their grateful appreciation to Ella Jo’s Sunday school class and to the staff and volunteers of Southeast Texas Hospice for the loving care provided during her illness.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to McDonald Memorial Baptist Church, 104 Broad St., Orange, Texas 77630