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ELLIS Kesley Ray "Skip" Ellis, age 34, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2010. He attended East, Bishop Ready and Westland High Schools. He loved playing basketball and little league football for the Cowboys and was an avid Steelers fan. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents Carl Ray and Oretha Mae Courts, brother Baby Allen, best friend Greg Allman. Survived by children, Cheyenne, Ciceley, Carliegh and and unborn child; fiance, Trena; mother, Elizabeth Courts-Hamilton; step-father, Rex Hamilton; second mother: Cindy Osborne; sisters, Vesta (Antonio) Hamilton, Michelle (Eric) Hamilton, Trish (Bruce) Manahan, Kayla (Rob) Hamilton, Abby (Gilbert) Hamilton; brothers, Bubba Wotring and Rex Hamilton; grandparents, Betty and George Hamilton; special friends, Tammy Hall, the Hambel, Conway and Bourne families, Dudley Ross, Charlie Brown, Skip Bates and Jason Cooper; Chosen Fathers: Old Man Wooten and ZZ Top; 16 nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends may call at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., Tuesday 9 p.m.-midnight, where service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday. Interment Concord Cemetery.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2010.
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December 5, 2011
The sky was unforgettable the night I accompanied a friend to visit you! Even though we never met in the flesh I will never forget you! Rest in peace Skip.
June 28, 2011
Skip, hello. I know it has been some time, but you were never forgotten. I am just sorry that I was not home from the military to say goodbye. We will always love and miss you.
Julie Prince
and Brother Chad Prince
Julie Prince
May 4, 2011
Els', I don't need to explain what you meant and still mean to me. Because you would only say "Bub, I already know!" miss you "Big Hunkey" ...Brother Cuz
Kenny "Brother Cuz" Kinder
April 4, 2011
December 31, 2010
Many memories I will hold dear to my heart. You were a great friend! Our prayers are with your family.

Chad & Deanna Siders & family
Chad Siders
December 25, 2010
we love and miss you skip ur gone but never forgotten we are always thinkin of u
jarett cooper
December 24, 2010
REST IN PEACE BIG DUDE!
FRED FRAZIER
December 23, 2010
Lanee Hand
December 23, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss my family new him for a long time and he will be missed.
Tim,Tammy,Tonya,Timmy Jarvis Family.
December 23, 2010
Skip you will be missed big homie!i know your up there looking down on all of us out here.telling us to do our thing.man ill miss ya and youll always be big skip to me brother.see ya when i get there
Lawrence Marioth
December 23, 2010
RIP SKIP...From up top minneSNOWta
Nick Weber
December 23, 2010
R.I.P. SKIP YOU WILL BE MISS BY ALOT OF PEOPLE AND ALSO LOVED BY ALL OF US. I KEEP THINKING ABOUT ALL THE GOOD TIME WE HAD IN SCHOOL AND ON THE WESTSIDE. WE WILL SEE YOU SOMEDAY. LOVE YOU MAN
JOHN,DONITA HOLSINGER
December 23, 2010
me and my girls
skip we will miss you my brother and never forget you and tell greg we miss him too and i will see you on the other side someday until then hold heaven down for us from my family to yours we love ya! see ya soon
richard nutt
December 23, 2010
richard nutt
December 23, 2010
As I did not know you personally, I will pray for your family and your kids...may your kids find peace as they grow up and reflect on your life!
The "DEALS"
December 23, 2010
I have not spoken with Skip for years but I am deeply saddened to hear the news of his passing. I have many fond memories of him. My heart goes out to his family. RIP.
Aubrey (Cenci) Stevens
December 22, 2010
Skip, where to begin. We have been apart of each others lives in so many ways, for so many years. You will ever be forgotten. You took me to my first Buckeyes football game. Love and miss you. Angie
Angie Hale-Blose
December 22, 2010
we goin to mis u big homie
r.i.p to a real ganasta
joe washington
December 22, 2010
Today they laid you to rest, and this has really bothered me in so many ways, as the heart aches that your momma has , I can't imagine , remembering the day I met you for the first time , remembering when you return back home to your love ones , you paid a visit with a big smile & hug .
I know that my son found a true guiwine friend in you , so many time I heard your name over the years, how you were a very caring person and the love you had for family , just 2 weeks ago you called him and text him a photo of your daughter, and he sent it to me to view, I have it yet.
May GOD bless your momma and family with their heavy burdens of the absent of having you around , in your children you will remain of being a part of the vision of you . R.I.P. Skip
Becky
December 22, 2010
our thoughts and prayers go out to the ellis family. may god walk hand in hand with skip and pour his love down on his children,,r.i.p skip
Haas family
December 22, 2010
RIP SKIP
FROM MIKE HAAS WESTSIDE
December 22, 2010
R.I.P skip the hood will never be the same without you....you'll be missed bub!!my prayers are with your family and friend's..
ashley davis
December 22, 2010
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Lena Robinson & Family
December 22, 2010
Much Love from the Westside "BOTTOMS"
R.I.P. <3 <3
December 22, 2010
RIP Skip Ellis
December 22, 2010
I will never forget you my cousin, I will love you always! Joy Sexton-DeWalt
Joy Sexton-DeWalt
December 22, 2010
RIP Skip. I'll never forget that from the first minute I met you, you treated me like family. I'm sorry I lost track of you the last couple years - I guess life takes people in different directions sometimes - but I'll always count you as a friend. I hope your family can find some sort of peace eventually. They are in my thoughts and prayers.
Julie D
December 21, 2010
todd murch
December 21, 2010
It's hard to find words in times like these. My sympathy to his family, and all that knew him.
Tonya Hughes
December 21, 2010
THE WESTSIDE IS AT A LOSS, EVERYONE KNOWS SKIP, KNOWONE WILL FORGET HIM, HE LIVES ON, BOTTOMS 4 LIFE R.I.P. SKIP
Tony Valentine
December 21, 2010
sending fond high school memories and my family's thoughts and prayers to the entire family...
jenna morgan
December 21, 2010
I have nothing but great memories of you. You never forgot where you came from. Bottom Boys! RIP
Kevin Logan
December 21, 2010
R.I.P Skip.
Valarie Ellis Hartley
December 21, 2010
the next time we eat dinner together its going to be at the big table. R.I.P BRO.
jamie,jenny hood
December 21, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Skips family and friends. May God be your comfort in this time of sorrow.
Melissa F
December 21, 2010
You left us so suddenly, your thoughts unknown,
You left us memories, we are proud to own .

R.I.P. Skip
Michelle Ellis Roberts
Michelle Ellis/Roberts
December 21, 2010
I HAVE NOTHING BUT GOOD MEMORIES, GOD BLESS YOU. R.I.P
KEVIN LOGAN
December 21, 2010
Skyler Cheatwood
December 21, 2010
SKIP,Dudley,Haystak and Mikey B
Clevercuts Family Hair Care
December 21, 2010
Rest in Peace Skip,
Ben McGuire
December 21, 2010
There are no words that I can express to Skip's family or friends that will ease the pain or lessen the devastation of his passing. Skip was a wonderful person, great friend and a spectacular father. And, although he was taken from us entirely too soon, we were lucky to have known him. To say he will be missed is a grave understatement but, truly, he will never be forgotten and will remain forever in our hearts.
Robbin Shelton
December 21, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
marsha @ edward smith
December 21, 2010
Skip~ You was one of a kind, irreplacable. Everybody knew you, whether they loved you or hated you. You will missed so much by your family and your friends. The West~Side will never be the same. RIP
Amy Graessle
December 21, 2010
Libby, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless
Chris & Denise Cunningham
December 21, 2010
RIP SKIP ELLIS

-ANGIE COBB
December 21, 2010
All our prayers go out to your Family. You will be missed. THE THOMPSON FAMILY.
December 21, 2010
TO Skip Ellis family I am saddened by your loss. Skip was a good guy. I am praying for your family that God will give you strength through this terrible time. Skip will be miseed. RIP SKIP

Terri (Manter) Taynor
Terri Taynor
December 21, 2010
Michelle Moss
December 21, 2010
December 21, 2010
Truley devistated. Skip, you will be greatly missed, and deepest thanks to you for all you have done for me. I respected you more than most. I will never forget our 3 to 4 am conversations and our laughs that concerned our silly children. I will miss you and my thoughts are with you and your family in this time of need.I will never forget you, your advice, and most of all, the love you gave to everyone you touched. I wish you peace and serinity.Sending a Patron, and a Beer your way- untill we meet again my dear friend. Rest in peace.
Love to you. Always, Sherry.
Sherry Russell
December 21, 2010
Skip...you was a big teddy bear! always out to help someone! you will be missed big bub!
ashley cline
December 21, 2010
You will be missed. Our hearts are broken that your gone so soon. We will think of you often. Thank you for all the fun times and memories. We love you!
Jimmie & Amy Wooten, Jr.
December 21, 2010
THE NOBLE FAMILY
NOBLE
December 21, 2010
NOBLE FAMILY
December 21, 2010
My sincere condolences to all of Skip's family & closest friends.
Joanna Bocook Mize
December 21, 2010
we will all miss you even though i haven saw you in years.my thoughts and prayers are with your family.r.i p
hall/smith/harden
December 21, 2010
westside till we die
Linkous /Hamilton
December 21, 2010
May you rest in peace and be a guardian angel over your family and friends. Heaven just got a little more exciting!
Ashley O'Dell
December 21, 2010
Mike & Traci Crabtree
December 21, 2010
Will Sadly Be Missed - R,I.P " SKIP "
Becky Boo
December 21, 2010
Skip you will be missed, You where a good friend on the inside and the outside. My sympathy to your family and friends, during such a tough time with such a huge lose to deal with.

Rocka billy
john adkins
December 20, 2010

Skip was a good friend on the inside and outside, I will miss you.
Rockabilly
John Adkins
December 20, 2010
Thoughts and prayers to your family and loved ones during this time. I remember you being a perfect gentlemen.
Kara Hoover-Ellis
December 20, 2010
MY PRAYER'S GOES OUT TO ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!!R.I.P SKIP!!!!
Veronica Sparks
December 20, 2010
sean collins
December 20, 2010
Dewey & Tabby Rogers
December 20, 2010
Michael Horton
December 20, 2010
WE ALL LOVE YOU BIG HONKEY AND YOUR IN A BETTER PLACE HOLD IT DOWN FOR US DUBBS WE KNOW YOUR UP THERE LOOKING DOWN MAKING SURE WE ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR YOUR LEGACY
LOVE
BLAZE #TEAMHAYSTAK
LIL BLAZE HAYSTAKINC.
December 20, 2010
damn! not sure what to say. so many thoughts & so few words. rest in peace big guy, the west side won't be the same without you.
ray reed
December 20, 2010
DEAR LIBBY (MOM), I'M SO SORRY.... I KNOW WORDS CANT DESCRIBE HOW YOU FEEL AND NOTHING ANYBODY SAYS OR DOES IS GOING TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER RIGHT NOW BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW I LOVE YOU AND I EMPATHIZE WITH YOU AND IF YOU EVER NEED ANYTHING I AM HERE FOR YOU.... I WILL DO MY BEST TO UNDERSTAND AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND WITH YOU!! I WILL HELP IN ANYWAY I CAN OK. JUST KNOW BUBBY LOVED YOU AND ALWAYS WILL, YOU ARE HIS MOMMA AND NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU..... NOW HE NEEDS YOU TO TRY TO BE STRONG CAUSE ALL THE KIDS, THE BABIES AND POOR TRINA, OH MY HEART GOES OUT TO BOTH OF YOU,. ALL OF YOU!! MOMMA THE KIDS, THEY ALL NEED YOU, YOU NEED EACH OTHER... SO I PRAY FOR GOD TO GIVE YOU GUYS STRENGTH, PEACE, FAITH, SERENITY AND HEALING... AGAIN I LOVE YOU AND I'M SO SORRY. MUCH LOVE ELLIS FAMILY, I LOVE YOU ALL, ALWAYS NIKY MABRY (puckett)
Niky Mabry (puckett)
December 20, 2010
So sorry for your loss. Skip was a great person who looked after so many. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. So thankful he was in our lives.
Dodi Cassidy
December 20, 2010
WELL BUBBY YOUR IN GODS HANDS NOW AND I'M SURE HE HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL PLANNED FOR YOU!! YOUR HIS ANGEL NOW AND I KNOW HE'LL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU.... I KNOW THIS ISNT GOODBYE, IT'S SEEYA LATER.... I'M GOING TO MISS YOU TREMENDOUSLY BUT I HAVE MY KESLEY TO REMIND ME OF YOU!!! LOL LETS JUST HOPE SHE BEHAVES LOL. JUST KNOW YOU ARE A BROTHER TO ME AND MY HEART IS BROKEN AND I'M VERY SAD BUT IF YOU WERE HERE YOU'D SAY BE STRONG AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, LIFE HAS TO GO ON..... SO WITH THIS SADNESS IN MY HEART AND THE SMILE ON MY KESLEY'S FACE I WILL USE THE STRENGTH THAT YOU SHOWED ME I HAD AND BE STRONG FOR MOM, MICHELLE, NIKKI, KAYLA, LIL REX, TRINA, THOSE BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRLS AND YOUR UNBORN BABY (MAYBE A SON). IF THEY SHOULD EVER NEED ANYTHING I'M HERE.... I MISS YOU BIG HONKEY, SKIPPY. MUCH LOVE BUBBY DAMN THIS SUCKS I'M SO SORRY TO EVERYONE!!!! LOVE ALWAYS NIKY MABRY (PUCKETT)
NIKY MABRY (puckett)
December 20, 2010
So sorry to hear this news.....our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. R.I.P Skip.....
Amy & Shane Cummingham & Family
December 20, 2010
RIP SKIP :'( You are going to be so missed. You were one of a kind. Definitely! I will never forget how much fun we had as friends. Prom was a BLAST because of you, and I am happy that I could make your transition into Westland a good one. You repaid me tenfold, that's just the way you were... To Skip's family, God Bless you! I am SO SO SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS :'(
Kara (Pelphrey) Snyder
December 20, 2010
My heart breaks for all of the wonderful people that love you. You will truely be missed. You are in a better place now. Rest In Peace.
Angie (Wilson) Bolognone
December 20, 2010
My heart breaks for all of the wonderful people you left behind. You will truely be MISSED. You are in a better place now RIP.
Angie (Wilson) Bolognone
December 20, 2010
Jo Ellen Allen
December 20, 2010
R.I.P Skip you are going to be missed but not forgotten!!! love mandy..
mandy evans
December 20, 2010
R.I.P Skip cant believe you are gone now... someday we will all be together again!! you are gonna be missed but not forgotten!! my thoughts and prayers go out to the family..... rest in heaven skip!! much love mandy.
mandy evans
December 20, 2010
joe joe evans
December 20, 2010
R.I.P Kesley (Skip ) Ellis
Becky Boo
December 20, 2010
jason hood
December 20, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Skip was a good person and it was a life taken too short. My heart goes out to his fiance, children and the rest of his family. RIP Skippy... God got a good one this time..
Stephanie
December 20, 2010
Libby my heart goes out to you and the rest of your family... So sorry to hear about this I parent should never have to bury thier child thinking of you and your family during your time of griveing.. Love you Twila
Twila Clendenin
December 20, 2010
Jason Hood
December 20, 2010
R.I.P Skip
ashley davis
December 20, 2010
Jan Conway
December 20, 2010
For Skip's family and many friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot take the pain away, but take comfort in knowing you were as special to him as he was to you and he is your guardian angel now. Rest in Peace Skip.
Christina Chavis Artis
December 20, 2010
Rob Pyles
December 20, 2010
R.I.P Big Brother!
Mariel Berio
December 20, 2010
Skip, I sure wasn't ready for this. To imagine life without ever seeing your smilling face when you pull up in front of the house is unbelieveable.
My heart goes out to all of your family, and everyone you embraced became family. You were so loved and will be missed by ALL. I will always love you!
Aunt Jan
Jan Conway
December 20, 2010
To one of my most trusted friends! You were like a big brother to me!! I feel blessed to have know you.. Thanks for always being supportive without judgement and for being the best listner i'll ever know... I'll miss you always!
Mariel
December 20, 2010
SKIP WAS MY YOUNGER BROTHER, WE ALL GREW UP TOGETHER AND WE WERE ALWAYS CLOSE,I COULD REMEMBER WAY BACK THEN I USE TO TEASE HIM AND CALL HIM SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER,YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTEN YOU HAVE MADE A MARK IN THIS WORLD WITH YOUR HUGE HEART AND BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT.R.I.P MY LITTLE BROTHER LOVE JOJO
jody cooper
December 20, 2010
Jessica
December 20, 2010
I will cherish the memories I have of babysitting Skip, tutoring him, watching him play baseball, and football. I can't think of words that can ease the pain, but offer my prayers to Libby and all of Skip's family and friends. Just remember, noone can't take our memories from us and he will live forever in our hearts. GONE, BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! MUCH LOVE!
Drema Bussey
December 20, 2010
I didnt know skip but delisa is my cousin and she talked about him alot she was close to him and loves him a lot skips family you are in my prayers and thoughts my heart brakes for you god bless you all...love cathy ann crum
cathy crum
December 20, 2010
wow skip its hard to believe that youre gone...i remember when we first met at fairweathers about 4 or 5 years ago ..maybe longer...while we were talkin we found out that we were cousins...i wish that we got to hangout more..you were such an amazing person...tell my daddy that i love him and miss him ...you will NEVER be forgotten
kelly richardson
December 20, 2010
rip skip my thoughts and prayers go out to the family may god bless u all at a time like this butt his memories shall live on in each and evryone of us.
ray rupe
December 20, 2010
I didn't know Skip, but I know Bub and Trish, my heart and deepest sympathy goes out to your family, may god comfort your souls in these dark days

(Meight0)
Mike Lemaster
December 20, 2010
I didn't know Skip, but I know Bub and Trish, my heart and deepest sympathy goes out to your family, may god comfort your souls in these dark days
Mike Lemaster
December 20, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Skip was a great friend to many and will be missed terribly. R.I.P Skip
Teresa
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