The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Zion Grove Baptist Church, Whitehouse Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment followed in Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. The Reverend Coley Clark, Jr., Pastor, will officiate.
Mr. George Ellis, Sr. was born March 24, 1954 to the late Robert Burnam and Sarah K. Joiner. He was reared also by his stepfather, the late Johnny B. Joiner, Sr. Two grandchildren preceded him in death, A'Shante and My'Asia. Mr. Ellis was a member of the Zion Grove Baptist Church. He attended D. F. Douglass High School and was a member of the class of 1973. He was employed over 25 years for Macon County Meat Processors and Brownlee's Grocery and Market in Americus, Georgia until he retired. He was affectionately known as "Meat Man". He was a skilled butcher and he loved what he did.
George was united in holy matrimony to Brenda Roberts Ellis for 21 years, and to this union three children were born.
He leaves a legacy of love and cherished memories to his family and friends, which include a devoted wife, Brenda Ellis; three children whom loved and adored him, Jameica Ellis Belvin, George Ellis, Jr., and Skyy K. Ellis, all of Montezuma, Georgia; a loving mother, Sarah K. Joiner; one brother, Johnny B. Joiner, Jr. and one sister, Elaine Joiner, both of Montezuma, Georgia; a grandmother-in-law, Beatrice Roberts, Montezuma, Georgia; five aunts, Bertha Fobbs, Helen Hubbard and Gladys Burnam, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Annie Bland and Barbara Joiner, both of Orlando, Florida; five uncles, Izear Joiner, Jr. (Brenda), Minnesota, Frankie Joiner, Leonard Joiner, Layfetta Joiner (Mary), and Eddie B. Joiner, all of Orlando, Florida; nine grandchildren, Jalen Juwan, Tyreeanna, TaKiya, George, III, Ezekiel, Callie and Gabriel, all of Montezuma, Georgia; three sisters-in-law, Cynthia Dunlap (Sylvester), Pine Mountain, Georgia, Helen Journey-Walters (Johnny) and Cussetta Journey, both of Montezuma, Georgia; nine brothers-in-law, Willie Roberts (Helen), Garry Roberts (Jackie), Alfonzo Roberts, Phillip Journey and Charlie Journey, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Joseph Journey (L'Wanna), Fort Valley, Georgia, Edmond Journey (Keisha), Macon, Georgia, Bobby Journey (Hazel), Oglethorpe, Georgia and Quincy Journey (Tiffanie), Germany, a host of nieces, nephews, a special niece, LaShannor Witchard; special family and friends, Thelma Mitchell, Adel Quinn, Terry Fobbs, and John Hubbard.
Wow! I can't believe Mr. George is gone. He loved my grandmother Louise Griffin when she came to Brownlee he would say "There go my buddy right there" and a smile from ear to ear. He was a very nice TALL man.You will be missed.
You were a very special one of a kind brother-in-law and I am going to truly miss you.
I love you daddy and I am going to miss you so much.
Jameica Ellis Belvin
although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow may looking back in memory help comfort you and give you strength
Ophelia Waters & Family
May you find comfort and strength as you look to the hill whence cometh your help.
Brenda Curry Davis
My deepest sympathy goes to the Ellis and Joiner Family in this difficult time of your passing. You was a jolly person and you will be missed by your family and friends.
Gail and Cole Rumph
I met George a few years back while visiting my cousin Thelma Mitchell.We became friends right away, in fact i felt as if i had known George for years,especially when when started talking about the basketball games between Ellaville and Montezuma back in the 60s.I'm sure on my next visit, i will surely missed his smiling face sitting there.
Kevin Risby,B'klyn,New York.
I extend condolences to the Ellis Family. May God strengthen you during this time.
With profound sorrow.
Alvin Turner, Classmate, Class of '73
You have gone to a better home
Craig Sparks, Sr.
All my blessing goes out to ur family.
shirley prince,emma cross and all of ur americus family
Our prayer is that God will continue to strengthen you through this difficult time. We have wonderful memories of George (meat man) through the years.
Emmitt and Wanda Faye Mathis and Rhonda Mathis Williams
deepest sympathies to the family during your hour of bereavement. George was a friend i will greatly missed.
Kevin Risby, B'klyn New York.
George will be missed dearly, We will miss his big bright smile and his consideration of others so inspirably shared, To the Joiner and Ellis Families, just know that we loved George but the Lord loved him more,
Lisa Ann Hartage and family
“Tears..Shower Down. Never thought this day would come, you going away and leaving us...Daddy...you always been there...never have you hesitated to be last, putting us first. Joy brings pain,sunshine comes after rain...we love and miss you Daddy...tears shower down..,
Jameica,George Jr.,and Skyy
Pain will endure, but for a little while...Come with me; let's fly home. tears shower down...'the storm is over but--tears shower down...
Brenda Roberts Ellis
I couldnt have asked for a better uncle than you, I love you and you will be greatly missed by many.
We love you 'Uncle George' and We miss you,...tears shower down ...
LaShannor,Makayla, and Bree..
u will truly be missed everytime i seen u. u would hold a wonderful conversation with me and u would say u get prettier everytime i see u. u was a very sweet and friendly person!
laquasha burnam warren
Brenda with God's word as your map and his spirit as your compass, you're sure to stay on course.
Russell & Marianne Curry