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Billy Joe Ellis

SHELBY - Billy Joe Ellis, age 89, native of Cleveland County, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 21, 2020 at his home. He is predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Velma Ledbetter Ellis; wife of 19 years, Trilba Huggins Wade Ellis; infant daughter, Tammy Jo Ellis; parents, Miller Ross Ellis and Ella Gertrude McSwain Ellis; brother, Herbert Hoover Ellis;sisters, Vernia Mae Ellis Bess and Louise Helen Ellis Ward.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories his daughter, Sandra Ellis Theis (Dennis W.); grandsons, Wayne Theis (Kristin) adn Andrew Theis (Tabatha); granddaughter, Tabitha Theis Hamrick (Jarrod); great-grandson, Easton Theis; great-granddaughters, Carlie Hamrick, Kelsey Hamrick, Lexi Hamrick, Gina Renee Theis and Courtney Theis; brother Harrill Ross Ellis.

Billy served in the United States Army. He worked at and retired from Fiber Industries for 30 years in Spinning. His hobbies were gardening, photo album scrap-booking of family and spending time at Lake Lure, He was a wonderful father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Funeral Service will be held at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church,1227 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152 on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM Pastor Tim Trexler. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Burial will follow the service in the Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Building Fund, 1227 Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152 or https://www.mtsinaibaptist.net/online-giving, St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Way, Memphis, Tennessee 38105; Wendover Hospice 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150 or Old Rugged Cross Baptist Church, PO BOX 33 Shelby NC 28151.

Arrangements entrusted to Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service, LLC of Boiling Springs, LLC.

Online condolences may be made at www.rsmorganfsl.com.

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