Charlie Ellis Jr.

(5-20-24) no service date


Charlie Ellis Jr., 76, of Madison Heights, Michigan, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 20. Hewas born to Rachel Annie Mae and Charlie Oliver Ellis, on Feb. 11, 1948. He was raised in the Childers Hill of Hardin County, Tennessee.
At the age of 18 he moved to Michigan to work for Chrysler, where he retired after 43 years as a welder and dye-setter. Charlie loved working on cars, his bulldozer and his pond. He stayed busy everyday of his life helping others. He was so proud of his entire family and friends, and his smile and laugh will be greatly missed.
Charlie Jr. (AKA Papa) had two daughters, Linda Sue Waterman and Laura, who died at birth; adopted daughter; Deanna Fontella-Byrd; grandchildren, Brandon (Destiny) Waterman, Cameron Waterman, Dylan (Kandis) Hillier, Zander Ellis Byrd; great-grandchild, Landon Earl Waterman; sisters, Barbara McAfee, Anna Wilbanks, Audrey Ellis, Cathy Reeves, Betty Vaughn and Melinda Ellis; brothers, Paul Oliver Ellis; and wife Miriam, Tommy Ellis.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles, Gene, Cleston (Bo), Bobby Sagely, Dorothy (Sagely) Worthy, Wayne, Noel Ray Ellis and Francis (Ellis) Jackson.
Charlie’s celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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