MOUNT HOLLY - Brian Milton Ellis, 39, passed away Dec. 11, 2012.
He was born Dec. 4, 1973, to Verna Jo Ellis (a longtime CMS School teacher), and the late Frank M. Ellis.
He was a former employee with FedEx LTL and was co owner of Outdoor Specialty.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Beckie Ellis, his three daughters Peyton Aubrey, Rylee Paige, and Logan Faye, his mother-in-law, Mary McGowan, his father-in-law, Steve McGowan, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved him.
He was an active member of Second Baptist Church in Mount Holly, actively serving the Children's Ministry. He was an avid
outdoorsman who loved to hunt. He will be best remembered for his love of children, especially his daughters, and his devotion to his family and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Brian will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Second Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bruce Bradley and Jonathon Shelor officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Ellis Foundation, 205 North Hawthorne St., Mt Holly, NC 28120.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 13, 2012