Billy Joe Ellis, age 38 of Robinson Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
He was born on February 11, 1983 in Grand Haven, MI to Gary and Gail (Burgess) Ellis. Billy graduated from Grand Haven High School, Class of 2001 and was a devout Christian and member of the Family Worship Center Jimmy Swaggart Ministry.
He loved classic W.W.E. and was a collector of W.W.E. memorabilia. Billy enjoyed playing basketball and going bowling, always staying active in his day to day activities. His favorite holiday was Christmas, and he enjoyed comedy and making people laugh. Billy was full of joy and happiness every day of his life, and he inspired others to live life to the fullest. To Billy, the glass was always half-full.
Billy is lovingly remembered and missed by his mother, Gail Ellis of Robinson Township; his two sisters, Christina and Tracy Ellis, both of Grand Haven; beloved nieces and nephews, Logan Jones, Bryce Syck, Trayson Glenn, and Arrayah Glenn; aunts, Loie (Louie) Beck, Glenna (David) Vander Kooi, Shelley Ellis, Rhonda (Phillip) Struble, and Sharon (Chris) Burgess; his uncle, Mike Ellis; and several cousins and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Alan Ellis in 1999; his grandparents, Viola and Glen Ellis, and Bill and Shirley Burgess; and his aunts and uncles, Debbie (Marvin) Davis, Bob (Robin) Ellis.
The Funeral Service for Billy will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Smith officiating. Visitations will be held on Friday, September 17th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, and on Saturday, September 18th, from 10 to 11 a.m. also at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions to help the family with Billy's final expenses can be made on the Klaassen Funeral Home website by clicking the "Donations" tab on Billy's online obituary. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign Billy's online guestbook.