Obituary: Terry Ellis

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 06:01 PM

Mr.  Terry Gray Ellis, of 378 Quail Lane passed in peace at his home on Friday December 7, 2013 at the age of 69. He had been in declining health for several years.

Mr. Ellis was born March 21, 1944 in Guilford County a son of Clayton and Hazel Gunther Ellis. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist. He was a graduate of Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids , Michigan and later establish Terry Ellis Design. He married the love of his life and cherished wife Janie Reid on Dec. 23, l964 who survives of the home.

Also surviving are children; Darrin Ellis and wife Reta, Henry Ellis and wife Devonna, Wendi Adams and husband Scott, Tina Pettit  and husband John, Keida Swicegood and Jamie Reid. Proud  Paw-Paw of Jeremy Ellis and wife Tracy, Sasha  Welch and husband  Gregg, Autumn Ellis, Tiffani Dawkins, Sydni Adams, Ryli Adams, Allyson Ellis, Zachary Pettit, Seth Pettit, and Matthew Pettit, Carson Uselman, Parker Swicegood, Easton Conrad and Mara Conrad. 1 great grandchild; Corbin Welch.  Sisters; Ramona Ingram and husband Richard, Penny Weaver, Kaye Culler, and Faye Arnette and husband Rick.

Terry will forever be remembered as champion to his wife Janie and hero to his children and grandchildren. He was steadfast in his faith and was a living example of humility and grace. He exhibited a wealth of selflessness with his family and friends. He was a proud patriot and US. Army veteran. We celebrate Terry and gifts his life brought to each of us.

Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00a.m. from the Woodlawn Baptist Church by Rev. John Wheeles and Rev. Jeremy Pierce. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will remain at the Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester Dr. where the family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8p.m.

Pallbearers will be Darrin, Henry, and Jeremy Eillis, Scott Adams, John and Zachary Pettit.

Memorials may be directed to Woodlawn Baptist Church, 3201 N. Main St. High Point, N.C. 27265

Online condolences may be sent to www.cumbyfuneral.com