Mary Ellen is Allen’s wife Deborah’s friend who begins volunteering with her at the mission and is present with her throughout her battle with cancer. When Mary Ellen first meets Deborah, she is initially intimidated by her wealth, but quickly disarmed by Deborah’s self-sacrificing nature and desire to serve. Mary Ellen is remarkably “plucky” and lends her courage to Deborah often in their work with the mission and their more difficult work alongside Sister Bettie.
Mary Ellen Davenport Character Timeline in Same Kind of Different as Me
The timeline below shows where the character Mary Ellen Davenport appears in Same Kind of Different as Me. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Denver continues his narration. When Deborah does not show up for Bible Study that week, Mary Ellen tells Denver about Deborah’s cancer. Denver’s first thought is that God will heal her, but... (full context)