“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain” (Revelation 21:4)
After battling Dementia for eleven years, on Friday, May 24th in His own way and for His on purpose, God reached down and called the spirit of our dearly beloved mother, Mrs. Doris Ellis home to be with Him throughout eternity.
Doris W. Hooker Ellis was born to the late Curtis and Leno Hooker on April 28, 1928. She was the second of six children. Two brothers, Herbert and Otis Hooker, two sisters, Lucy Ellis and Otelia Harris preceded her in death. She attended Willow Brook and Louisa Training Schools.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Thomas Hubert Ellis on March 24, 1947, and to this union four sons and one daughter were born. Two sons, Thomas and Wilton, preceded her in death.
Doris was employed by the Louisa Manufacturing Company, Louisa County, VA. Doris and her husband, Hubert were owners of Sulfur Springs Farm.
It has been appointed that man must die and after death to judgement, and the Lord has told us, “To be ye also ready, for you know not the hour that the Son of man cometh, “and Doris took note of that. Years ago she accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour, and was baptizied by the late P. H. West, and united with the Mt. Hope Baptist Church. There she began her work for Christ singing in the Senior Choir, and was a faithful worker for many years. She was loyal to the work of past chairperson for the Hospitality Committee, the Mt. Hope Gospel Chorus, Deaconess Ministry, Missionary Ministry, The James Edward Ensemble, and the Usher’s Ministry until her health declined from Dementia. She gave her time, her talent, and continued to give her tithes until her passing.
Doris was a very lovable person with a warm and friendly smile that touched many hearts. Because of her friendliness, everyone who knew her considered her to be a friend. She never pushed herself forward, but always stayed in the background working, praying and doing whatever she was called upon to do.
She is lovingly remembered by her devoted sons, Curtis (Loretta) Ellis; Melvin (Jearline) Ellis and devoted daughter and caregiver Patricia Ellis, all of Montpelier, VA. She leaves to cherish her memory, one sister Mary (Samuel) Graves, Bumpass, VA; daughter-in-law Shirley Ellis; four grandchildren, Crystal, Cherita, Erica, and Lamont Ellis; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Special thanks and sincere gratitude to her Caregivers Beth Coleman and Gaye Thompson, to her Beautician, Tammy Scott , to Chris Cassell, her Manicurist, and to her cousin Lillian Morris for her loyal and devoted support.
22But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the]glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nation of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Rev. 21:22-27
Although we miss her we realize that our loss is heaven’s gain.
Submitted by: The Family
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