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Deceased Information

DECEASED:
Ellen Bressler Mills
Eta Simcha bas Yakov v Fega


DATE OF DEATH:
Friday, February 10, 2017 (before sunset)

14 Shevat, 5777

DATE OF FUNERAL:
Sunday, February 12, 2017


TIME OF FUNERAL:
2:00 PM


PLACE OF FUNERAL:
Ahavath Achim (AA) Synagogue, Atlanta GA


PLACE OF BURIAL:
Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta, GA


SHIVA INFORMATION:
Shiva will be observed at the home of Linda and Richard Bressler on Sunday afternoon following the funeral. On Monday and Tuesday February 13 and 14 the family will receive guests beginning at 1:00 pm. Minyan services will be at 6:00 p.m. Sunday and Monday evening and 5:45 p.m. Tuesday evening.

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  • OBITUARY:
    Ellen Bressler Mills passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Field, parents Frances and Jake Bressler, husband Jack Mills and brother Hirsch Bressler. She is survived by brother, Richard Bressler (Linda) and sister-in-law Sharon Bressler, her children, Jodi (Dr. David Mazel), Lauri Fellman (Jeffrey), Dr. Jonathan Field (Yaffa), and grandchildren, Suzanne Voystock (Jack), Shayna Mazel, Jacob Mazel, Melissa Fellman, and Matthew, Zach and Ari Field; stepchildren, Brian Mills, Karen Mills Wells (George) and grandchildren, Ben and Jake. Born and raised in Atlanta, Ellen graduated from Grady High School and went on to attend University of Wisconsin and Oglethorpe University. Ellen sold residential real-estate and then went on to enjoy working in customer service at Aarons Lamp and Shade, where she worked until her retirement. Ellen loved good food, socializing, going to movies and travel with friends. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Sign on-line guestbook: www.edressler.com. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Ahavath Achim Synagogue (600 Peachtree Battle Ave, Atlanta) with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ahavath Achim Synagogue Food Bank, The Ovarian Cancer Institute of Atlanta, GA, Weinstein Hospice, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dresslerís Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999


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    Roger CohenFeb 18 2017 10:38 pm
    So sorry to see our sister, mother and friend leave us, she was the best friend anybody could ask for. She brought life to OUR shop everyday and everybody loved her so much. I was so glad to see her couple weeks before she passed away, but I'm sorry that I was out of town for her obituary and funeral. Please accept my families condolences and may her Neshama be with Sara, Rivkah, Rachel and Leah.
    gladys hirschFeb 15 2017 06:54 pm
    I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. SHE WAS SUCH A SPECIAL PERSON. SHE WAS WARM AND CARING AND WILL BE MISSED. MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY. GLADYS
    Warren ShumanFeb 15 2017 01:29 pm
    It is with great sorrow that I say my final goodbyes to my beloved Ellen. We met at a New Years evening more than 20 years ago, and have enjoyed our close friendship ever since. Her sparkling, smiling voice well ever be in the memory of my mind. She will brighten the Heavens, among the Angels, and be at rest, in eternal peace... until we meet again.
    Susan and David LipsFeb 14 2017 11:41 pm
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ellen's family. May she Rest In Peace and her memory be a blessing to her loved ones. Susan & David Lips
    Linda DiamondFeb 14 2017 12:39 pm
    So very sad to hear about Ellen. She was always so positive and had a heart warming personality. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda Diamond
    Harriet and Sanford KareshFeb 13 2017 08:59 pm
    We just heard today about Ellen, and we are so sorry that we didn't know in time to attend the funeral. We have been friends with her and her family for many years. She was truly a friend, and one whom we all loved. She was such a dear person, and always had a smile for us. She raised three outstanding children. In later years, we didn't get together as much as we should have. For that, I am sorry. To Richard, LInda, Jodi, Laurie, Jonathan, Sharon and the rest of the family, please accept our heartfelt condolences and our love. May her soul Rest In Peace.
    Joseph Rosenfeld (Joey)Feb 13 2017 01:30 pm
    Ellen was one of those amazing people. Sweet, friendly, kind... I could really talk to her and feel safe and understood. She was also funny and I loved hearing her laugh. I will miss her dearly. Her neshama will always be with you all. May Hashem comfort you amoung the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem .
    Eileen and MiltonFeb 12 2017 04:56 pm
    Our sincerest condolences. May her name be for a blessing.
    Larry and Sally GolsenFeb 12 2017 04:25 pm
    Sally and I are sadden to hear of Ellen 's passing. Richard ,Linda , Sharron and all of Ellen's family are in our thoughts and prayers.The gang from Morningside and Grady may be fewer but never forgotten!
    Carla SilverFeb 12 2017 02:21 pm
    To Family of Ellen,Please accept our deepest sympathy .Ellen was The Best- always with a Big Smile and positive attitude.Our love to all of you. Carla and Arthur Silver
    Bonnie AroninFeb 12 2017 12:49 pm
    So sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. She was such a kind and caring friend.
    David & Suzanne BrandtFeb 12 2017 03:03 am
    When our daughter Yaffa Leah married Jonathan, we not only acquired the best son-in-law but the sweetest friend in Ellen- a woman who loved life, who's smile and wit lit up a room, and who could be relied on for her warmth and understanding. Ellen, you'll be missed and I'll always hear your delighted exclamation of "Suzanne!" in my ears whenever I think of you. Thank you for raising a wonderful son who is such a Mensch. Our deepest sympathy to Jodi, Laurie, Jonathan, Richard and Linda, Sharon, Herb and the Mills family.
    Teri CristalFeb 11 2017 10:31 pm
    Dear family,The world has lost a beautiful sweet and loving soul. Aunt Ellen will be missed.Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Her memory will be for a blessing. Teri Cristal
    Shirley and Donald REismanFeb 11 2017 10:29 pm
    To all of Ellen's Famly We were so sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. She was such a delight to be around and her smile always lit up a room. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Fondly Shirley and Donald REisman
    Butch and Cookie FrankFeb 11 2017 05:38 pm
    Ellen was the true example for all of us in forgiving and moving on with life. Her smile and humor will always be remembered. Our sympathy to the family.
    Jane MorseFeb 11 2017 02:58 pm
    Ellen was one of a kind: smart, funny, warm and with a special radiance. My love and condolences to her family on this enormous loss. Cousin Jane
    SIMON AND SUSAN ESTROFFFeb 11 2017 02:52 pm
    WE WERE SADDENED TO LEARN THAT ELLEN'LIFE WAS GOING TO BE CUT SHORT DUE TO PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HER OVARIAN CANCER, WHICH SHE FACED SO BRAVELY FOR MANY YEARS WHILE SHE CEELEBRATED LIFE, AND DID NOT HAVE DEATH "IN HER REAR VIEW MIRROR." SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE TO GO WITH HER ZEST FOR LIFE, AND OF COURSE, FOR HER FAMILY. I WAS PRIVILEGED TO KNOW, TO LOVE ELLEN FOR OVER 60 YEARS AND ALWAYS ENJOYED BEING WITH HER. THE WORLD LOST A "TSADIK" WITH HER PASSING. LOVE TO JODI,LAURA, AND JONATHAN ACROSS THE YEARS. SIMON AND SUSAN ESTROFF (CHARLOTTE NC)
    Elizabeth MorseFeb 11 2017 02:39 pm
    Cousin Ellen was charming, stylish, savvy and funny--a woman of valor and a true original. My thoughts are with Richard, Jodi, Lauri,Jonathan, and all their families. May her memory be a blessing.
    Carole Ann Katz Norman Feb 11 2017 02:28 pm
    Special Love to my cousin Ellen's family.
    Bunny MatloffFeb 11 2017 12:33 pm
    Sometimes you meet a person and you just know. When Diane was to marry Alan I was introduced to Ellen and the rest is history. We spoke a lot that day and in her I saw a truly genuine, welcoming, strong and loving human being. My opinion has never changed but rather reinforced through the years. She was a gift to all who loved her. May her soul Rest In Peace. So sorry for for your loss.
    Linda and A EstroffFeb 11 2017 09:00 am
    Ellen was a wonderful friend who always had a kind word and a smile. She was a pleasure to be around and we will miss her. Ellen was a fighter and you would never know that she was down. Our families will forever be tied together as we celebrated a double bar mitzvah together. Our sincere condolences to the Bressler/Mills families. May her soul rest in peace.
    jack rosingFeb 11 2017 08:10 am
    A bright star has left for a distant view, leaving a large void in so very many lives
    Freida GottsegenFeb 10 2017 11:59 pm
    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bressler and Mills families. I am so saddened for their loss, as well as my loss of my beloved friend. Her smile and positive attitude were both contagious and I will treasure the blessed memories of the beautiful times that we shared.
    Gail A SolomonFeb 10 2017 11:52 pm
    Ellen was a wonderful person, friend and confident. I found a quote that perfectly describes her: "Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in Another's Trouble COURAGE in your own." Ellen's kindness and her courage are truly examples for all of us to follow. I miss her, her friendship and her smile. She will always be in my heart. Love to her family and to Herb, Gail
    Barbara and Burt GoldFeb 10 2017 09:38 pm
    Sending our deepest sympathy to the Bressler, Field, & Mills families. We are away, but are thinking of all of you at this very sad time. Ellen was a strong and courageous lady, who showed us all how to smile and be positive under difficult circumstances. She will be deeply missed.
    Bernie GoldsteinFeb 10 2017 08:56 pm
    Ellen was a brave & inspiring lady who fought the best fight ever. She was an optimist and a true woman of valor. I will miss her friendship. Bernie Goldstein
    Ralda * Marty ReishFeb 10 2017 08:32 pm
    So sad to learn of Ellen's passing. Such a brave and special lady, indeed. It was always so pleasant chatting with her. To all the family we send our deepest condolences.
    Sivia Schwartzman LipsonFeb 10 2017 07:08 pm
    My thoughts are with the Bressler Family, while I still can see Ellen's Smile, her Love of Family and Friends, Her love of Life and Her Humbleness. May Her Memory be a Blessing to us All.
    Dorothy LevyFeb 10 2017 06:26 pm
    Dearest Ellen, You were such a wonderful friend!!! I have so many wonderful memories of being with YOU. I will always rember all the times we traveled to school together!!! May you rest in peace. All My Love, D
    Shelley MillsFeb 10 2017 06:16 pm
    Dear family, The am so sorry to hear about our Ellen today. How well do I understand that words cannot say enough at a time like this. I loved Ellen. She was so good to Uncle Jack. The share your sorrow.
    Elaine &Jerry BlumenthalFeb 10 2017 05:30 pm
    Ellen was so special. She always had a warm smile and was friendly to everyone. She was a blessing to our entire community. We send deep sympathy to her entire family. Love, Elaine & Jerry
    Andie FoxFeb 10 2017 04:33 pm
    Ellen was a dear friend of my cousin Sandy Dworetz, until Sandy's passing in 2008. I met Ellen in 1972 when they were neighbors on Greenoaks Circle. I will always remember Ellen having the most beautiful smile, caring ways, positive attitude and joy for life. She went through so much, but always bounced back even stronger. She was a fine example of living life to the fullest. She will be missed by me and all who had the blessing of knowing her. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family.
    Ed and Lynn KoffskyFeb 10 2017 04:19 pm
    Out entire family wants to express our deepest sympathy. Ellen always had a wonderful attitude on life no made what she was going through. May her memory be a blessing.
    Carl GoldenFeb 10 2017 03:34 pm
    I so sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. She was a good friend and shall be missed by everyone who knew her. Carl
    Cecile WaronkerFeb 10 2017 03:07 pm
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of this brave and lovely woman. She was such a light in the darkness-so positive and delightful.
    Brenda RaymonFeb 10 2017 10:00 am
    My sympathy to the Bressler and Mills families. Ellen was a lovely, kind lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
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