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Ellen Marie Bernard-Buie

August 28 , 1950 - August 22 , 2023

Ellen Marie Bernard-Buie

August 28 , 1950 - August 22 , 2023



Ellen's Celebration of Life will take place at 5:00pm on Friday, September 22 at The Hungarian Rhapsody, 14315 Northline Rd., Southgate, MI. If you plan on attending please text RSVP by September 13th to:  Tarcilla 734-837-8279 or Michelle 586-808-1416



Ellen Marie Bernard-Buie, born August 28, 1950, passed away August 22, 2023 after a brief but vigilant battle with multiple myeloma.

Ellen was the first of six children born to Robert and Marion Bernard. The family resided in Ecorse and Ellen graduated from Ecorse High School. She continued her studies at Wayne State University and completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees as a Warrior; She always liked some good-natured rivalry among anyone she encountered.

Ellen married David Buie on February 6, 1988. He preceded her in death in December 2019. Their personalities were totally different and made for an unusual but perfect union; their Christmas parties and summer bar-b-ques were legendary!

Ellen worked many years at DIFCO Labs using her CHMM certification. Ellen went on to a similar career at YAZAKI Motors and then ended her career at Eastern Michigan University.

 In her spare time, Ellen loved going for High Tea, traveling, visiting family and friends and of course preparing and having gatherings in her home. Ellen was very organized and thoughtful of others. Every holiday or occasion you could count on a greeting card arriving from her; Hallmark is mourning their best customer.

Many charities benefited from Ellen and David; the giving of time or donation to the charity of your choice would honor them both.

Ellen is survived by her siblings, in-laws, numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces, and many life-long friends.



  • Grew up with Ellen and went to every grade of school with her. My life is better for having known her. Heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends. Heartfelt Symapthy

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