Elouis Warren, 82, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.
Elouis was born May 29, 1937 in Glenwood, Arkansas. She was the youngest of three children born to Jack Walter Alexander and Dessie Alexander.
As a child, Elouis would spend summers visiting her grandparents in Louann, Arkansas playing with her siblings and cousins on their farm.
In 1943 the family moved to Vanport, Oregon to work in the Kaiser Shipyards during World War II. Elouis attended MacArthur Elementary School until the family was displaced by the Vanport Flood of 1948. After the flood, the family moved to Portland and Elouis attended Peninsula Grade School.
Despite the hardships the family would face in Portland as a result of the flood, Elouis maintained her faith. She committed her life to Christ and was baptized at an early age. Her relationship with Christ was central to how she lived.
Elouis attended Roosevelt High School. At Roosevelt, she met the love of her life, Emmitt Earl Warren, Jr. On December 11, 1952 Elouis married Emmitt. To this union seven children were born: Erwin, Dale, Marlon, Quinten, Doreen, Janet and Janell.
Elouis was a loving wife and mother who cared deeply for her family. She was always eager to help her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whenever there was a need. When Elouis was not spending time with her family, she was serving others.
While her children were young, Elouis worked as a seamstress at Layton Creations. In 1963 she graduated from Nursing School as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked as a nurse for Emanuel, Providence and Holiday Park Hospitals in Portland. Upon retirement, Elouis continued to help others and opened an in-home childcare business.
Elouis particularly loved the beauty of the Oregon and California Coast and all that it had to offer. This love inspired her to vacation there multiple times a year with her family. She was also an avid sports fan. She loved the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks. Above all others, she especially enjoyed cheering for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at their sporting events. She was always the loudest in the stands.
Elouis loved to praise and worship the Lord in song and dance. She attended Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church as a young adult, was a member of McLoughlin Heights Church of God for many years, and ultimately joined Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in 1989 where she was an active member until her health prevented her from participating. Despite her inability to attend service regularly, she continued to grow in the knowledge and fullness of Jesus Christ by reading her Bible, caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sharing the gospel with all who knew her.
While Elouis’ family grieves her death, they are at peace in knowing that she is with her husband, her loved ones that preceded her in death and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Elouis was preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Earl Warren, Jr.; father, Jack Walter Alexander; mother, Dessie Bailey; brother, Billy Ray Alexander; sister, Leophus Hudson and grandson, Elijah Warren.
She is survived by her children; sons, Erwin Warren (Deborah Warren), Dale Warren, Marlon Warren, Quinten Warren (Jemima Drummond); daughters, Doreen Scott (Curtis Scott), Janet Warren and Janell Ephraim (William Ephraim); grandsons, Erwin Donta Warren (E Tishell Callwood-Warren), Komar Warren, Robert Drummond, David Warren, Jordan Scott, Joshua Scott, William Isaiah Ephraim and Jadon Ephraim; granddaughters, Regina Warren, Shannon Warren, Moriah Ephraim, Michaela Ephraim and Maliyah Ephraim; great-grandchildren, Tahjamare Warren, Zharia Hale, Amari Hale, Ashon Hale, Isaiah Hale, Khali Warren, Robert Drummond, Tristan Drummond, Khavae Warren, and Khamiya Warren;and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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