Pamella Sue (Long) Ellington

pamella (long) ellington

September 28, 1956 ~ August 29, 2023

Born in: Litchfield, Illinois
Resided in: Sorento, Illinois

Pamella Sue (Long) Ellington, 66, of Sorento, passed away unexpectedly at 1:23 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Hillsboro Area Hospital.

Pam was born September 28, 1956, in Litchfield, the daughter of Wayne William and Mary Lou (Loew) Long.  She graduated from Greenville High School with the Class of 1975.  Pam worked as a caretaker for most of her life, primarily caring for her mother.  She was a lifetime member of the Sorento Presbyterian Church.  Pam loved crocheting, dancing, and Zumba.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pam is survived by her daughter, Billie (Mathew) Worstell of Greenville; grandchildren, Austin Sorensen, Evan Worstell, and Reece Worstell; siblings, Gary W. (Christina) Long of Donnellson, Larry D. (Rosella) Long of Taylor Springs, Ronald L. (Melody) Long of Litchfield, Russell W. Long of Sorento, and Clara L. (Mike) Jatcko of Litchfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2023 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main Street, Sorento, IL 62086.  The funeral ceremony will follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Dee Armes officiating.

Private interment rites will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852, or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.

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Visitation: September 1, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Funeral Ceremony: September 1, 2023 7:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Pamella Sue (Long) Ellington 's name.

American Diabetes Association

PO Box 7023




American Kidney Fund

11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300




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  1. Light a CandleVery sorry for your loss , Pam will be missed. She always had a smile on her face. Rest in Peace your family.

  2. RIP Pam! To the family, sending our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. Cherish the memories you have and the good times shared by all!

  3. Light a CandleMay you rest in peace. I remember you back when I was younger. You were a very sweet person. Prayers and thoughts for family.

  4. Light a CandleMy heart goes out to Billie and the rest of the family. You Mother was such a kind soul and I gasped when I saw this. Hugs to you during this hard time.

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