Mr. Jerry Lee Ellis, 81, of Coffeeville, MS, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Oxford, MS. He was born January 22, 1939 in Columbia County, FL to J.L. and Avis Dukes Ellis. Jerry had spent most of his working life as a manager in various industries and ultimately retired from Nicholson/Cooper Steel. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville and honorably served our country in the US Air Force where he was a jet mechanic. An avid motorcycle rider, he was an active member of the CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association) and the Gold Wing Riders Club in Greenville.
A time of remembrance will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Saturday, June 20, 2020 at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Additional services and burial will be in the Elzey Chapel Cemetery in Lake Butler, FL on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:00am.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Vest Ellis; one daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Ellis of Greenville; James Ellis of Columbus(Cecilia); two step-sons, Robert Vest(Missy) of Greenville and Douglas Vest of Oak Grove, LA; one brother, Jerrell Ellis(Clarice) of Lake Butler, FL; five grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Carmen, Ashley and Tiffany; and a host of great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janice Valencia; and two sisters, Nelda Stewart and Freda King.
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