Michael Hudson Ellis Sr.
ELLIS Michael Hudson Ellis, Sr. entered into eternal rest at his home, surrounded by his family on, December 20, 2012 in Kenner, Louisiana after a courageous 12 year battle with cancer. Mike was born in New Orleans on February 12, 1944. Son of the late Everett J. Ellis, Jr and Louise Patricia Pozzi Richardson. Preceded in death by his brother, Everett J. Ellis, III. Survived by his beloved wife Kelly Macheca Ellis, her son Brandon John Macheca, his children Michael Hudson Ellis, Jr. (Jennifer), Shannon Ellis Gunther (Albert William "Billy"), their mother Carol Chetta Ellis, and his father in law John R. Macheca, Sr. Mike will always be "Pops" to his grandchildren, Michael Case Ellis, Regan Andree Ellis, Bowen Christopher Ellis, Grayson Ellis Gunther , Martha Brooks Gunther, Albert William Gunther, IV and Michael Hudson Gunther. Mike was looking forward to the birth of an additional grandchild to be born within the next few months. Mike attended Spring Hill College and received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in 1968 and was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced law until he retired in 2011. Mike was an assistant district attorney for the Parish of Orleans and went on to be an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where he was the chief of the Criminal Division. Mike returned to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office as Chief of Trials in all sections of court. He was a founding partner of Chehardy, Sherman, Ellis, Murray, Recile, Stakelum and Hayes in Metairie, LA . Mike was an accomplished attorney with years of successful practice. However, his greatest pride was found with his wife, children, step-son and grandchildren. He was a proud board member of Boys Hope-Girls Hope and a former chairman of the Leukemia and Lymphomia Society's Lite the Night; as well as many other charitable organizations. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish and was a true believer in giving back to his community and helping those in need. Relatives and friends are invited to share in a celebration of Mike's life at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, December 26, at 12:00 pm. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 12:00 pm with a Funeral Mass to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Hope-Girls Hope of Louisiana. To sign the family guest book please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Published by The Times-Picayune from Dec. 21 to Dec. 26, 2012.
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Very sorry to hear about Mike's passing.
Nolan Knight
December 10, 2013
George Healy iv. Mike was a great friend. He was a humble man.
September 26, 2013
My deepest condolences, may you be comforted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rejoice in the knowledge Mike is in peace enjoying his heavenly reward. You are in my prayers
Karen Simone
December 28, 2012
Ellis Family,
Mike received a daily prayer from me everyday on his computer. We never did meet in person, but I felt like I knew him and I know he cherised God's words. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers through this sorrowful time. God Bless Deb Powers
December 27, 2012
Mike was a great person. I know he will be missed by everyone.
Dora Ann West
December 27, 2012
Kelly, Brandon & Family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God comfort you in your sorrow.
Gwen & Bob Meehan
December 26, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Pat and Sue Browne
December 26, 2012
Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.
Pat and Sue Browne
December 26, 2012
god bless you michael. wonderful man and great friend. we will miss you.
lloyd and irma hoffmann and family
December 26, 2012
Mike... We had lost touch over the years but you were such a great guy!! We played tennis a number of times and were a true athlete and played the game very well!! I will miss you and I know your family will always cherish you!!
December 26, 2012
Mike, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you enter eternal peace and happiness. Rest in peace, buddy!
Barbara E Adams
December 26, 2012
My heartfelt condolence goes out to your family. The loss of a dear loved one may be hard to bear. May the God of all comfort grant you the peace that excels all thought as you fondly remember your dear loved one. Phill. 4:6,7
December 26, 2012
Thanks for saving my life.
Evans Casso
December 25, 2012
Although related only by his former marriage, Mike and I became more like brothers than in laws. He was truly one of the most selfless people I have ever known. I will miss him immensely and strive to "be like Mike" in facing life's challenges until I get to see him again.
George Mattingly
George Mattingly
December 25, 2012
Pax Vobiscum, to Mike, and to his family at this change in his life from here to his Reward with Christ. From a schoolmate at Holy Name /
- J Henry Larose III
December 24, 2012
Mike was a lawyer's lawyer, a role model for his colleagues, and a true gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Larry Rudman
December 24, 2012
Dear SANNON ...With much love and great memories of a wonderful dad and special friend...his smile was a spot light in our lives....we send our prayers to you and the family
xo..Bitsy and David Duggins
December 24, 2012
Outstanding neighbor and a great person. Our deepest sympathy to Mike's family.
Kent & Ruby Libby
December 24, 2012
I first met Mike while he and I were serving in the Louisiana Air National Guard. Later I had the privilege of being a member of his law firm. He was an excellent lawyer, a fine man and a good friend. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Richard J. Tomeny, Jr.
December 24, 2012
My prayers go out to Mike on his next journey.He was a fine attorney and an even better man.

May he rest in peace
Steven Griffith
December 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Mike's family.
Jane Scheuermann
December 23, 2012
Mr Mike was the most generous man out there. He will be missed. Mr. Mike that's for all the great times in NOLA. We sure will miss you!
Dustin & Loren Smith-West
December 23, 2012
All our love.
Sidonie Villere
December 23, 2012
MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY. MIKE WAS MOST COMPASSIONATE AND A LIFESAVER TO MANY.
I KNOW GOD WELCOMES YOU INTO A NEW AND BETTER LIFE.

ANNE H.GAUDET
ANNE GAUDET
December 23, 2012
Hudson...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this challenging time. May eternal rest be granted to his soul and perpetual light shine upon him.
Dr. Greg Domecq
December 23, 2012
I met Mike when he came into my office, The Attorney Conference Center in the Hale Boggs Building, about 6 years ago. I was immediately drawn to his gentle ways and killer smile. He was always so upbeat and positive, I found it hard to believe it when he confided in me the battles he had fought with cancer. He was a true inspiration to all who knew him. His kindnesses will always be remembered. I am glad he came into my life. Mike, my friend, I will miss you!

Camille
Camille Zeller
December 22, 2012
What an inspiration! He was a loving, giving, genuine man.I pray for his all of his family that they find peace & comfort knowing he is at rest with our Heavenly Father.
Laurie Matulich
River Ridge, La
December 22, 2012
Mr. Ellis was always a very kind man. I lived across the street from he and his family growing up. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to babysit for his children. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lisa Puyau Manuel
December 22, 2012
I've known Mike from when we were toddlers. Since we were little kids, he has always been the nicest guy and truest friend I've known. Throughout his ordeal, he was always positive, and always concerned about everyone else. I admired him greatly, and I will miss him very much. My prayers will now be for his family.
Ed McGinty
December 22, 2012
God rest you Mike. I remember the days we fought crime together. You were a great prosecutor & friend. May your soul and the souls of all the Faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. My heartfelt sympathy to the Ellis family. Harold
Harold Patin
December 22, 2012
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Mike. Donna and Russell Klein
December 22, 2012
What a great person Mike is! I am thankful that I was blessed to have met him when Shannon was born and became his "nanny", We watched each other grow and he treated me like a daughter. I will miss him so much and know I share a heavy heart with his family. My prayers are with you all.
Lydia Rome Steele
December 22, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Neil Navarro
December 22, 2012
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