Jerry D. Ellis

Jerry Daniel Ellis, 59, of Chester, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Mr. Ellis was the son of the late Robert Lee Ellis Sr. and Mary Weaver Ellis. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Teenie Holbert.

Jerry was the VFW commander #637 and a member of the American Legion #146, Federal Order Eagles, and Hopewell Moose Lodge. Mr. Ellis retired from Penske after many years of service. He served his country proudly as a veteran in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by brothers, John Thomas Ellis and his wife, Lois from San Antonio, Texas, Robert Ellis Jr. "Bee" and his wife, Rita from Prince George, Ronnie O. Ellis from Hopewell, Jackie W. Ellis and his wife, Pat from Hopewell; sisters, Janet Hartsell and her husband, Paul from Hopewell, Mary "Libba" Owens and her husband, Frank from Disputanta, Judy Steward and her husband, Tom from Bracey, Becky Ellis from Hopewell, and Carolyn Johnson and her husband, Mike from Enon; lifelong friend, Patsy; stepchildren, Linda Easter and Scott Lewis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, also at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Appomattox Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to . Condolences may be registered at

Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2013