Jesse J. Ellison

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Jesse James Ellison, 80, of Taneytown, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at home.

Born May 14, 1933, in Elizabethton, Tenn., he was the son of the late James D. and Stella R. Roberts Ellison. He was the husband of Luella J. Ellison, who died Nov. 11, 2005.

He was a high school graduate, served in the Army and retired from 3M of Westminster in 1991 after 37 years.

He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God in Littlestown, Pa., where he enjoyed volunteering for Operation Community Care. He loved gardening, farming and had a green thumb.

He was known for his gentle ways and stories. He enjoyed spending time with his family and called his grandchildren the twinkle in his eyes and the light of his life.

Surviving are son Christopher Ellison and wife Patty, of Taneytown; 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.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Little's Funeral Home, 34 Maple Ave., Littlestown, Pa.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Garry Sheaffer officiating. Interment will be in Mount Zion Haughs Lutheran Cemetery, Ladiesburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Operation Community Care, 1125 Frederick Pike, Littlestown, PA 17340.

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Little's Funeral Home
34 Maple Avenue
Littlestown, PA 17340
(717) 359-4224
Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 16, 2014
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