Louis W. Ellis Sr.,- passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in New Orleans, LA at the age of 96. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Daisy Curtis Ellis; daughters, Elsie (Joseph) Howard, Gwendolyn Smith, and Mary Jane Thomas; sons, Louis Jr., Darnell and Eugene Ellis; step-children, Tracy, John and Tiffany Curtis; and a host of other relatives and friends. Louis is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Elsie V. Simpson-Ellis; and three children, Barbara E. Taylor, Darrell M. Ellis, and Rodney Ellis.
Pastors, officers and members of Historic St. James AME, Christian Unity Baptist, New Light Baptist, and Christian Mission Baptist Churches are invited to attend funeral services honoring the life of Louis Ellis Sr. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:00AM at Historic St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, 222 North Roman St., New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will be held from 8:00AM until the hour of service.
Interment will follow at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Dr., Slidell, LA.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.