Elizabeth Marie Ganaway, age 83, was born August 18, 1937 to Sylvia (Williams) Ganaway and John Ganaway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was the oldest girl of seven siblings. Elizabeth attended McCulloch, Harmar and Central High School in Fort Wayne graduating in 1955.
She departed this life on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at her home.
Elizabeth accepted Christ at an early age and served for many years at Christ Temple Apostolic Church under the leadership of the late Elder Jones. She was a member of the National Honor Society with medals in sports, music and academics. In 1952, she started playing with Babbs Angels, a fast-pitch softball team which later became the Fort Wayne Angels. Elizabeth was recognized by The Sports Legends of Fort Wayne Black Athletics on May 10, 2003. Her accomplishments can be found in the Fort Wayne African/African American Historical Museum 436 E. Douglas Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
She worked for ITT Aerospace Industries for 30 years retiring in 2011.
Elizabeth was a shining light and an amazing force that touched the lives of so many. Her example, guidance, care and love has had an everlasting impact on us all. She truly “LIVED LOVING and LOVED LIVING.”
She leaves to cherish her memory her son, John and Tosha (Ganaway Sr.) Muhammad; her sister, Tara Ganaway; sisters-in-law, Maelean Williams, Connie Ganaway and Julie Ganaway; grandchildren, Amber Ganaway, Jasmine Ganaway, John and Summer (Ganaway Jr.) Muhammad and Constance Ganaway; great grandchildren, Dominic Love, Jr., Cash Love, Desta Love, Warrior Muhammad and Vision Muhammad, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Sylvia Ganaway; brothers, Warner Williams, John Ganaway and Donald Ganaway and sisters, Sharon Allen and Annemae Ganaway- Nickens.
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