David Ellis, age 60, died in the arms of his loving wife Renee' on Aug. 28, 2014, after a brave fight with NSCLC cancer.
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Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. Reverend Drewery Loggins will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Interment will be held in a private family cemetery.
They had fought hard for 20 months for the rights for clinical research and Renee' had made his case world known and had just won the right two days prior for David to be given a target drug that had been flown in to help save his life. He was a prominent and very successful international American and European Antique furniture dealer for 32 years. He furnished estates in Europe and most recently in the Battery of Charleston where he loved the rich English history. He had a regular showing at the Don Scott Antique Show in Atlanta for the past 16 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Nell (Southerland) Ellis and older brother, Lionel G. Ellis.
He is survived by his much beloved companion and wife of 18 years, Renee'; their dog Pookie; four step children, Ryan Little of Gainesville, GA; Kristen Renee' Irvin, Gainesville, GA; Tyler Akins, Gainesville, GA; Tiffany Maria Showalter, Suwanee, GA; surviving siblings; Jerry Ellis, Valdosta, GA. Dr. Carol Tannenbaum, Springfield, OR, Art Ellis, Alpharetta, GA, Larry Ellis, Prattville, AL, Andrew Ellis, Phenix City, AL, Genevieve Silvia, Rydal, GA; mother-in-law, Elora Stargel; brother-in-law, Rocky Stargel; sisters-in-law, Rhonda Davidson and Beth Stargel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF). 1100 Industrial Road # 1 San Carlos, CA 94070.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200 or for those who desire online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Aug. 30, 2014