Jesse J. Ellison

  • "We all will miss you dearly....I will miss those trips to..."
    - Dale Heiner, Jr.

TANEYTOWN, MD Jesse James Ellison, 80, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, February 13, 2014. He was the husband of Luella J. Ellison, who died November 11, 2005. Born May 14, 1933, in Elizabethton, Tenn., he was the son of the late James D. and Stella R. Roberts Ellison. Jesse was a high school graduate, served in the U.S. Army, and retired from 3M of Westminster, Md., in 1991 after 37 years. Surviving are a son, Christopher Ellison and wife, Patty of Taneytown, Md.; daughters, Rebecca Hodge of Johnson City, Tenn., Sharon Heiner and husband, Dale of Spring Grove, and Deborah Miller and husband, Jeffrey of Taneytown; grandchildren, Jesse, Todd, Troy, Kyle, Brian, Ashley, and Cora; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Haley, Alissa, Gage, Hannah, Emma, and Camden; a brother, Jack Ellison of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and sisters, Bonnie Parrish of Johnson City, Tenn., Norma Parrish of Piney Flatts, Tenn., and Verna Livesay of Six Mile, S.C. He was predeceased by sisters, Betty Hare and Sue Elkins; and brothers, Carney, Lonnie, and Mac Ellison. Jesse was a member of Bethel Assembly of God in Littlestown where he enjoyed volunteering for Operation Community Care. Jesse was a great father and grandfather and was devoted to his family. He was so proud of his grandchildren and they were the twinkle in his eyes and Light of his Life. He had a big heart and anyone that knew him called him their friend. He loved gardening, farming, and had a green thumb. We will all miss his gentle ways and his stories, but most of all we will miss his heart. We Love You Dad!! Funeral service is Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown, with Pastor Garry Sheaffer officiating. There will be a viewing Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mount Zion Haughs Lutheran Cemetery, Ladiesburg, Md. In lieu of flowers, contributions may go to Operation Community Care, 1125 Frederick Pike, Littlestown, PA 17340. Online condolences may be shared at
Funeral Home
Little's Funeral Home
34 Maple Avenue Littlestown, PA 17340
(717) 359-4224
Funeral Home Details
Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 15, 2014
bullet Army
Powered By