To answer that fan question: The cause of death for the Biscuit Lady, Carol Fay Ellison

Carol Fay Ellison holding her world famous biscuits

“To answer that fan question” is the part of NashvilleGab where I take the sometimes funny things readers have ended up on the website searching for and actually answer them in a somewhat coherent way.  

Well now this is an odd thing people are ending up on NashvilleGab searching for. I don’t know if “Carol Fay Ellison’s cause of death” has ended up as some morbid trivia question or what, but for several days this has been a huge search.

From what I understand, Carol Fay was on television quite a bit and so I’m thinking maybe an episode of something that she was on has aired and maybe it had an “in memoriam” or something like that and people have suddenly become curious.  Anyway, here goes.

I’ve looked and looked and looked some more and I actually can’t find a cause of death for Carol Fay. I never met her personally, but I’ve heard a lot about her. From what I understand, her biscuits at the Loveless Cafe were the yummiest thing this side of heaven

The Biscuit Lady died on April 5, 2010, at the age of 48, and was mourned by it seemed everyone — celebrity and normal folk alike. She had been hospitalized for 3-1/2 weeks before she passed away, but that like her death was never explained.

Here’s her obituary that was printed in The Tennessean.

ELLISON, Carol Fay “The Biscuit Lady”April 5, 2010. Survived by daughter, Allisha Ellison; grandsons, Avonta and Ave’ion Ellison; siblings, Lacey (Joseph) Barlow, Carrie (Daniel) Douglas, Betty (Frank) Douglas-Wells, John Paul (Jeanetta) Murray, Glen (Yong A.E.) Ellison and Helen Ellison; sister-in-law, Fannie Murray; devoted niece, Yolanda Ellison; devoted cousin, Mary Whitehead; godmothers, Mildred Leach, Tanya and Patricia; devoted friends, Charlotte, Margie, Shellie, Laqwanda, Doshie, Sherry, Teresa, Carolyn Broyles, and a host of other family and friends from her Loveless Café family, and Jessie and Paula. Public visitation today, April 9, 2010 from 1-8 p.m., at Henry Louis Smith Funeral Directors. Family visitation Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 11-12 Noon, with funeral to follow at World Baptist Center, 1700 Baptist World Center Dr. Interment Harpeth Hills. HENRY LOUIS SMITH FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 1503 Buchanan St., (615) 244-5044; Henry L. Smith, Edward C. Hatch, Directors.


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    Well I had no idea who she was. I was watching throwdown with bobby flay, and at the end of the episode it had the memorial. I got curious because she looks healthy enough.

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