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Oct. 1, 1949 — June 10, 2019
Linwood Jimmy “L.J.” Ellis, 69, of Wilson, died Monday. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson with the Rev. Dr. De Eakes and the Rev. Kelly Smart officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson.
The family will receive friends from 10 - 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N., Wilson.
“L.J.” retired as a chief petty officer with the United States Navy and was very proud of his service to our nation. He enjoyed his retirement and fishing. “L.J.” truly loved his family, especially his great-nieces and great-nephews. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Stallings Ellis of Elizabeth City; five sisters, Sitha Marie Deans (Wayne) of Wilson, Margaret Ann Perdue (Sam) of Louisburg, Shelby Jean Hooks of Rocky Mount, Rosalie E. Bardin (Tim) of Wilson and Dollie E. Parker (Rick) of Lucama; and one stepdaughter, Sherry Cartwright (Neal) of Hertford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edison Junior and Eunice Lassiter Ellis; and four brothers, John Selby Ellis, William McConnell Ellis, James Randy Ellis and Waylon Scott Ellis.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to Little Rock Original Free Will Baptist Church, 6115 Little Rock Church Road, P.O. Box 340, Lucama, NC 27851.
Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson. Online condolences may be sent to www.thomasyelverton.com.
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