Ethel Margaret Roland, 89, a resident of Harrisburg, passed away 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Feb. 11, 1924, in Maunie, to the late Charles and Jessie (Laddy) Brown. Ethel was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. On Aug. 21, 1945, she married James R. Roland and he preceded her in death May 9, 1987.
Survivors include a daughter: Zola Gilliam of Elgin; a son: Dennis and wife Judith Roland of Schaumburg; a son: Randall and wife Paula Kay Roland of Elgin; and a daughter: Charlene Hodge of Harrisburg; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, husband: James, a brother: Charles W. Brown and a sister: Erma Hines.
Funeral services will be held noon Friday, July 12, 2013, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. The Rev. Crawford Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 12, 2013, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.