Jessie Arlene Ellis

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Jessie Arlene Ellis

July 31, 1934 - February 09, 2019

Jessie Arlene Ellis Jessie Arlene (Terry) ELLIS was called home from this veil of tears to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Jessie was born on July 31, 1934 in Boyd Co., Ky. She was the first of 10 children born to the late Cecil and Minnie (Sparks) Terry. Jessie was 14 when she declared her faith in Jesus and has kept that faith, and it has grown to the end.Jessie married Lawrence Robert "Bob" ELLIS, on June 2, 1953 and from that union was issued 6 children.
Jessie was preceded in death by her beloved grandchild, Courtney Margaret Thomas; a brother, Cecil Edward Terry; a brother-in-law, Ray Wellman; and a daughter-in-law, Tammy Hall Ellis.
Jessie was the mother to "2 girls, 2 boys, then 2 more girls" she would proudly tell everyone, The "ELLIS half dozen", as her children were called.
Jessie prided herself on her large family who survives her. Nellis (Rick) HALLER, of Ashland, Ky..; Cheryl (Doug) RICHARDS, of Fla.; Bobby (Sandy) ELLIS, and Tony (Vicki) ELLIS all of Boyd Co., Ky.; Lydia (Greg) CRAWFORD of Fla.; Julia (Steve) Wilson of Russell, Ky., 19 grandchildren; and 36 great grandchildren, the youngest being named after Jessie.
Also left to mourn their sister is Phyllis Hale and a brother William (Grace) Terry all of Columbus, Ohio; a brother Danny (Judy) Terry; a sister-in-law Donna Terry; sisters Cecilia (Charles) Stout, Jackie (Bob) Myers, all of Ashland, Ky.; a sister, Hazel Wellman of Catlettsburg, Ky.; sisters, Brenda (Emmerson JR.) Lewis and Jennifer (Ernie) Blevins all of Grayson, Ky. She also is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Ellis McDonald of Lexington, Ky.; a brother-in-law, Jerry Ellis of Ashland, Ky., and a sister-in-law, Debbie Ernst of Calif., one aunt, Edith Sparks White of Boyd Co., Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jessie was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and that is where the service of "the celebration of her faithful life" will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. Mark A. Kloha, officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Burial Park.
There will be a visitation at Steen Funeral home on 13th street Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.
In memory of Jessie, you may make a contribution to St. Paul's Lutheran 1320 Bath Ave. Ashland, Ky., 41101 or Hospice Care Center 2330 Pollard Rd. Ashland, Ky. 41101.
To share a remembrance of Jessie or to express a condolence to her family,please visit:steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 11, 2019
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