MR ELLIS YOU WAS ONE OF A KIND,YOU COULD BE ON MY TEAM ANYTIME R.I.P
R.I.P., Mr. Ellis... Baseball's version of Muhammed Ali !! Thank you for the memories & for caring about humanity !! (It ain't easy !!)
Five years ago today you went away. I love and miss you dearly
I miss you papa. I know your shining down on me everyday! ! God sometimes it's hard but I know your my strength when I'm weak and my son of joy there is never a moment your not with me
My ex-husband, David Lander(a.k.a. Squiggy),and I had the privilege of getting to know Dock in the 70s.He was a soulfull man and an outstanding ballplayer.We were at that no hitter game and it will stay in our memories forever,as will you Dock.God bless you and keep you in his care.
My Love I am lighting this candle on this day 09/20/12 in memory of a moment we spent with you informing me of all that would come to be in my life after your passing. Each thing you said to me has come to be, but as you said it has only strengthen me. I Miss You. Your Loving Wife (Hjordis)
After all this time I still miss Dock, whose originality and free spirit made him a true icon. I'm trying to track down Donald Hall's great biography Dock Ellis: In the Country of Baseball. any help would be appreciated.
I'm glad to see that my father helped people through their hard times and kept them on the right path...
Rest in peace my old friend and teammate. Dock and I were the pitchers on the L.A. based Pittsburgh Pirate Rookie team coached by Chet Brewer before he embarked on his pro career. Nine players, including Dock of course, made it to the Major Leagues, what a team. I will always remember Dock's great smile and sense of humor, you were a great teammate and made the game so fun to be a part of. You have a special part in my book coming out soon about that 1963 Rookie team (Serious Heat). I attended your memorial service with another teammate from that team, Dennis Gilbert, it was an incredible service. Thank you for the great memories Dock.
Dan Pierce (Los Angeles)
God Bless You Dock. You are an inspiration in my daily life and I can never thank you enough for being a positive role model for me when I was a kid. My only regret is I wish we could have met up again in my adulthood so you could see the positive impact you had on my life.
Can't believe that 2 years ago today, you took your journey. We think and talk about you every day...we will always love and miss you.
May God be with you, Dock, coming from Loness Avenue in Compton where you were the only kid with an expensive baseball glove and the meanest curveball in history.Much love forever. Don Carolina
Miss you dock, see you in heaven
As each day passes and one season peaks into another, I miss you more. It was said that in time the pain of loosing you would get easier, but I am finding that not a true statement. I miss you more each day the tears I cry appear to be endless, but the memories of you and I the kids and the dogs always find a way to clam by pain, ease my heart and make me smile... Micha has been a true blessing in my life since your passing and you said when I could not count on anyone I could count on him, and one more time your were right... RIP Baby Always I Shall Love you... Your Wife
I LOVE YOU UNCLE DOCK! I MISS YOU! UNTILL WE MEET AGAIN.............<3
MR.ELLIS I DID NOT KNOW U PERSONALLY BUT, IVE HEARD SO MANY GREAT THINGS ABOUT YOU!! YOUR DAUGHTER HAS BECOME ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS, AND YOUR WIFE IS LIKE A MOTHER TO ME. I WISH I COULD'VE MEET YOU!
I love you more and more everyday I miss you so much only you and god know
WEEP NOT FOR ME
Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.
Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.
I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.
Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.
Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.
Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.
© Joe Fazio
email@example.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
It's strange, you were on my mind today Dock, and a voice inside me told me to view your guest book. Today is the one-year anniversary of your transition to your heavenly home and I now realize that voice was you.
You were always instrumental in my life beyond the years when we first met and knew each other. You are one of the men that influenced this young brutha, and why this brutha is a strong, positive Black man today.
As a kid, you tried to show me the virtues of being a strong, Black man. You were a positive role model on me and the content of the conversations we shared still carries over to today. I know you are looking down on me Dock and I thank you for being the strong, positive, Black man you were.
God Bless You Dock.
My heart saddens and my eyes become foggy with tears every time I think of this wonderful man that I was fortunate enough to have known. God bless his family!!
I met doc in 1985. i was in full blown addiction.
some of the memories i have of doc have been a catalyst to carry me through some very dark moments.
he was and is an inspiration in my life. he had charisma, character and strength.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
i am a fan of Mr.Dock Ellis.I am visiting this site every day.
Dear Ellis family,
I knew Dock when I was a child he played for the Texas Rangers. He became a friend of our family. He would take the time to come to my little league games occasionally and everybody was so impressed by him. I want offer you my condolences and tell you how much I admired him while I knew him. He was larger than life.
dock and my dad, horace, were really great friends. i've known dock since i was little and he's always been nice and kind to me. i would never have anything bad to say about him. he was a wonderful man and he will be missed. his service was beautiful and i wish his family the best.
We the Ellis family would like to thank you all for the prayers and support given by all whom loved my father. He was a great man and one thing I can say is he had love for his fans. Mr. Ellis did not pass away from his liver problems but however septic shock and heart failure. My father made sure that he held on long enough to say his goodbye to each one of us. He was a strong man and is very well missed by many. He was not just another team mate but family man and a great husband and wife. We do have a foundation set up for him and we are asking for all fans assistance in keeping the ball rolling. So we can continue to help people at need. I again thank you from the bottom of my heart. Depending on what you knew him by peanut, nut, Dock, Jr. He loves you all, and his mission is not done even from heaven for more information pls email me at DockEllisfoundation@hotmail.com
DOCK IS MY FIRST COUSIN,HIS FATHER AND MY FATHER WERE BROTHERS.I REMEMBER SEEING DOCK WHEN HE CAME TO CHICAGO TO PLAY.I WENT TO MANY GAMES WITH MY SISTER DORIS AND BROTHER MIKE.WE HAVEN'T SEEN OR HEARD FROM DOCK FOR YEARS BUT WE STILL LOVE HIM.MAY THE FAMILY BE CALM WITH GODS LOVE AND DOCK STILL HAS MANY RELATIVES HERE IN ILLINOIS.I AM THE ONE WHO LEFT A VOICE MESSAGE ON YOUR PHONE ABOUT A MONTH AGO.MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
As a little girl I heard many stories from my mother and grandmother about cousin Dock. It was not until I was 13 that I remember meeting him and understanding the stories they told. Dock always had something say, funny or informative, his voice would make you listen. RIP! Your words will always be remembered. Aunt Naomi, Sandra & Sister, God bless you and your families. Love you all, Your Cousin Lisa Mills-Washington
He was a great man. my father toke drugs and has been clean for 10 because of dock which he met in1998. im a person you don't know.
As a fan I want to thank the many times I watched Doc pitch on those Sat. afternoons. I have his baseball card from my youth, along with many others from that pirate era. I think he came to some of the Willie Stargell Celebrity Golf Tournements held in Wilmington NC. Thanks for all the memories. May you rest in peace now. GOD bless your family in this time of sorrow.
We all remember Dock during the 1970's with the Pirates. Although he had his struggles, he played during a time when baseball was an enjoyable family sport, and we enjoyed that and will miss him.
May you cherish the good times that you had together. Dock is now in God's memory with the hope of being resurrected to life on a righteous, peaceful earth. As you find strength and comfort from the holy bible, put your confidence in the fact that Jesus will fulfill the promise that he spoke about at John 5:28 & 29.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
It was 1970 when I met Dock. He had a way of unintentionally lifting one's spirit. He did not "sweat the small stuff". Dock was candid, tenacious, generous, genuine, and a great pitcher and humanitarian. Dock will be sadly missed. My heart goes out to Mrs. Ellis and all of his family, friends and former team mates.
BA,Univ. of South Florida-Tampa
Sorry for your great lost. May knowing that there are others who care, give you a measure of comfort. May the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, give you the needed strength to endure in this time of such deep sorrow. John 11:25, "I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life."
I would like to take this time to thank you all for your kind words of love and support. This is a very trying time for me, as Dock was not only my husband but my HERO. In the last year of Dock's life he and I spent many hours just sitting, talking and laughing. Dock never stopped fighting for life, not so much for his self, but for me his wife, and his children, however when the angles called I wispered in Dock ear It's okay you can go home now" and that he did. I would like to say to you the fans Dock Loved You and he gained much joy knowing that you cared. Again Thank You All for Loving and Supporting my husband Dock Ellis. (MY HERO)
Mrs Hjordis Ellis
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
My condolences to the family and friends of Dock Ellis. May God give you strength and comfort you, now and in the days ahead.
You have my sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved ones. Dock Ellis had a great career in a sport he loved. He showed that he cared for people by campaigning against addiction and supporting worthwhile charities. We can look to the future when sickness and death will be done away with (Rev. 21:4) And God promises all in the memorial tombs will be called out for a resurrection. His words at John 5:28 give us comfort and bring us hope.
Dock was an amazing man. May your memories comfort you in this time of loss.
With sympathy and best wishes to all who loved him
What a great big hearted entertaining loving life guy! Will always remember your life insights.
I am very sorry to hear of Dock's passing. May God's promise to bring our loved ones back to us bring you much comfort.
(Luke 23:43) And he said to him: “Truly I tell you today, You will be with me in Paradise.”
TO THE DOCK ELLIS FAMILY, MAY GOD TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU ALL IN THIS TIME. MEMORIES OF HIS LOVE,JOY&SMILES WHAT HE STOOL FOREVER YOURS. MAY GOD HOLD YOU ALL CLOSE DURING THIS TIME. WITH MY LOVE&SYMPATHY, KC MURPHY
Deepest sympathy to the family of Dock Ellis, i certainly enjoyed him playing for the Pirates.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Jackie Cooper & Family
To The Ellis Family:
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Dock Ellis.
God has already blessed Dock in more ways than we shall ever know. I would like to take a moment to share with you how Dock was instrumental in my life.
I first met Dock in 1976 when he was a member of the New York Yankees. As a kid, I used to collect autographs from all the visiting players when they came to Kansas City to play the Royals. Dock and I became acquainted from my frequent hanging around the hotel lobby through out the baseball season. Each trip to Kansas City, Dock always seemed to know that I would be in my usual spot to get my autographs. He always had tickets for me to go to the game when he was with the Yankees, Rangers and A's. We talked about many subjects, but Dock was quite impressed that a 13-year old black kid had read his book, "Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball." I would talk with him about the book and his childhood friend, "Big Daddy." Dock would always encourage me to study hard and try to be successful in all that I did, but he emphasized education.
After his career had ended in baseball, I tried to contact him numerous times through the Yankees public relations office, but unfortunately, I never heard from him. I want you, his family to know, that Dock and Elston Howard were two influencial people in my life that steered me toward success. Today, I am a public school teacher and I have helped influence children in the manner that Dock influenced me. I received a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree, along with earning a teaching certification and completed a post graduate course of study.
Thank you Dock Ellis for influencing me the way that you did. I never forgot you and I am saddened that we never had a chance to meet and talk in my adult life, but I will always cherish the memories of the wonderful person you were to me, and the great ambassador you were to the game of baseball. I shall miss you my friend.
Thanks a million. You showed me and influence me on how to be a respectable, intelligent and proud Black Man. Rest in Peace.
When death separates family members, such great loss can result in deep sorrow. I am sorry for your great lost.
The PIRATES were the best back then. May knowing that there are others who really do care give you a measure of comfort.
May you throw your burden upon God himself, and he himself will sustain you. If talking out your feelings with a sympathetic friend can help, how much more will pouring out your heart to “the God of all comfort” help you!—
GOD will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
To the Ellis family: May the God of all comfort be with your family and give you comfort and peace in your time of grief.(Revelation 21:3,4,5)
I was very sorry to read of the loss of your loved one. It is times like these that we can find comfort from God's word. By reading such scriptures as those found at 2 Cor. 1:3,4 and Psalms 55:22, you will find the comfort you need to continue on.
May the comforting thought from the Bible book of Revelation, the 21st chapter, verse 4 be of comfort to you. It reads: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May Our Heavenly Father give you the strength you need to cope with your loss and to make it through these difficult days. I offer my sincere condolences to you all.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Our condolences to the Ellis family. May your precious memories bring you comfort and may you find solace in "the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort."
Dock saved my life by teaching me how to be clean and sober,I will never forget him R.I.P. Dock
MET DOCK AT THE NEGRO LEAGUE MUSEUM IN KANSAS CITY.HE SPENT THE EVENING TALKING BASEBALL WITH MY TWO BOYS.A NIGHT THEY WILL NEVER FORGET.SON,BRETT,KEPT IN TOUCH WITH DOCK.DOCK ALWAYS TOOK THE TIME TO TALK WITH HIM AND WAS A GREAT INSPIRATION TO BOTH HIM AND HIS BROTHER.I FIND THIS TO BE A BIT OF A SHOCK.I DO TRUELY WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW IN THE VERY BRIEF TIME MY FOURTEEN AND SIXTEEN YEAR OLD SONS KNEW DOCK ,THEY LOOKED UP TO HIM FOR HIS GUIDANCE,WISDOM,AND COURAGE. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE ELLIS FAMILY.
I LOST A VERY GOOD FRIEND,I LOOKED UP TO DOCK FOR ENCOURAGEMNT TO ME IN PLAYING BASEBALL.HE WAS MY IDOL.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Dock is pitching again, where the sun is always shining and there are no rainouts.
Rest in peace Dock Ellis.
TO THE ELLIS FAMILY WE WILL ALL MISS YOU DEARLY
God bless Doc. we are family.now your with Willie Stargel & John Milner.and as a Met fan, liked those Pirates
Hjordis, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless you and your family, and may Dock rest in peace...
Remember Doc from high school stand up guy.
Rest in Peace, Dock. We'll always remember those good old days with the Yankees.
My condolences are with the Ellis's family at this time of bereavement. The death of someone we love is a time to weep. The Bible says: For everything there is an appointed time, even....a time to weep. My prayer are with you also at this time.