Celebrating the life of

Ellene Wilkinson Anderson

March 05, 1945 - September 25, 2022

Ellene Wilkinson Anderson

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, Ellene Wilkinson Anderson, loving wife and mother of two, passed away at age seventy-seven.

Ellene left a strong legacy of love in the lives of so many, especially her husband, Tom Anderson, two daughters, Deanna Sorrells and Danielle Akrong (Cecil); and granddaughter, Mia Ellene Akrong. 

A lifelong resident of Savannah, Ellene was the daughter of the late Henry Nielson and Mary Guyton Wilkinson. She was a lifetime member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband and two daughters, Ellene is survived by a brother, William Guyton Wilkinson (Christine); nephew, Nelson Wilkinson (Robin); and great-nephews and nieces, Rachel, Joshua, Jamie and Brittany. Ellene's memory will be forever carried on by many other loving family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service. A private burial will be held in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Monumental Music Endowment Fund, C/O Wesley Monumental UMC, 429 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401.



I am so sorry for your loss. Ellene had a personality that I absolutely loved. I enjoyed our times together and will miss her badly. Tommy I am here if you need me. Danielle, Cecil and Deanna my heart is sad for all of you. Loving and praying for peace and calm.

- Emma Deavours, Duluth, GA

I was saddened to read of Ellene. I havnt seen her since she was a little girl. Her brother and I have stayed in touch through the years. My heart aches for the family but she is in Heaven with Jesus and her love ones

- Eleanor B. Rawls, St simons Island Ga, Ga

Tommy, I was so sorry to hear the sad news of Ellene’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you and the girls.

- Jane faulk, Vidalia , Ga

Tommy, I was so sorry to hear the sad news of Ellene’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you and the girls.

- Jane faulk, Vidalia , Ga

To the entire family, our hearts are broken with your loss. We will miss her greatly. Dana and Ashley Barnwell

- Dana Wintzer Barnwell, Rincon, GA

Lucy and I are torn to learn of Ellene's passing. Being our long time neighbors at Mayfair II, both Tom and Ellene were so kind, friendly and loving to both daughters.

- Robert A Froelich, Savannah, Georgia

Tom, so sorry for your loss. I think of her at Wilder as the librarian supporting students, faculty and the administration. And I think of the adventures and all the fun you both had together and with your many friends. You have a beautiful family and such memories. It was a pleasure and honor to know Ellen’s.

- Becky Hester, Savannah , GA

We are so sad to hear of Ellene death, our prayers are with the family and know that she is in heaven with the rest of her beloved family.

- Norbert and Janice Jones, Savannah , Ga.

I am so sorry for your loss. She was/is such a wonderful friend a mind mother. Especially to all of us in the choir. She will be missed, Tom.

- Craig Hanson, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel