In Memory

Ellise Good (Griot)

Ellise Good (Griot)

I just received a message that Ellise Good Griot has passed away after complications from heart surgery. She put up a good fight. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Here is the message:

This broken world could not hold and torment her any longer. Ellise answered God's call this afternoon. Surrounded with friends and family for two days she gently finally got to go home. A bittersweet yet triumphant Tuesday to complete her journey. Thank you for overwhelming persistent support through our final hospital visit.
Matthew 25:39-40
Mark & Ellise

Judy Henson Wolf


Ellise Griot

Ellise Griot died Tuesday, December 5, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after complications from heart surgery and decades of living with lupus and Addison's disease.

Cathey Ellise Good was born on March 8, 1951, in Rotan, Texas to Bruce and Jean Good. They moved to Lake Jackson, Texas in 1956 where Ellise grew up. She graduated as salutatorian of Brazosport High School class of 1969 in Freeport, Texas. She attended Abilene Christian College (now University) and earned a degree in elementary education in 1973.

On May 12 of 1973, she married Mark Griot of Springfield, MO. They moved to Springfield in 1976 and adopted their daughter Lara in 1978. Ellise worked as an educational aide in public school and then as a preschool teacher at East Grand Church of Christ.

Ellise was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Good, of Lake Jackson, Texas. She is survived by her husband Mark Griot and their daughter Lara Shotwell, with Lara's husband, Eric Shotwell, grandson Zachary, and granddaughter Autumn, all of Springfield. She is also survived by her mother, Jean Good (Texarkana, Texas); brothers Craig Good and his wife Pat (Round Top, Texas), Kevin Good and his wife Robin Carter (Austin, Texas) Carvel Good and his wife Dianne (Texarkana), Lowell Good (Lake Jackson, Texas); sister Connie Story and her husband Bruce (Montpelier, Vermont);. aunt Martha Dennis and her husband Chuck (Wichita Falls, Texas); cousins, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends.

Ellise delighted in her family, her church family, and her work with children.

A memorial celebrating her life will he held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at the East Grand Church of Christ in Springfield. Visitation with the family will precede the service at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the East Grand Church of Christ Community Service Fund or East Grand Church of Christ Nicaraguan Missionary Fund.
Published in the News-Leader on Dec. 8, 2017