LAP would like send our condolences to the family of Freda Ellis.
People will remember Freda Ellis in many ways: as a dedicated teacher and mother, a strong force in the community and even as a woman who wasn’t afraid to open a toolbox and tackle her own home renovations. Most famously, she’s remembered as a powerful pillar in the family support network behind her younger brother — the late playwright August Wilson.
Mrs. Ellis died Sunday at Forbes Hospice in West Penn Hospital following an infection that ended a journey through frontotemporal dementia, which was diagnosed in July 2012. She was 74.