Jeff Ellis

Published 10:26 am Monday, January 24, 2022

Jeff Ellis, 59, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Friday, January 21, 2022.

The memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Connection Church with Pastor Ken Davidson officiating.

The family received friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Connection Church. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to Connection Church, PO Box 1314, Bainbridge, GA 39818.

Jeffrey Vernon Ellis was born June 12, 1962, in Columbus, Ga., the son of Vernon & Sandra Watkins Ellis. He was a graduate of Jordan High School. Jeff worked at the public library while in Columbus. After moving to Decatur County thirty-some-odd years ago, Jeff worked at Georgia Factory for the Blind and as a DJ for WMGR. He was a member of Connection Church.

Music was definitely Jeff’s vibe. He loved playing the drums and all sorts of electronics. He was constantly fiddling with something to make it sound a little better. Working at the radio station meant Jeff got to do what he loved all day long, and he enjoyed every minute of it. He had quite a sense of humor and tickled himself so much that he would call folks just to share his latest joke.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Shelia Jones Ellis; his parents, Vernon Jack & Martha Ann Ellis of Columbus; his siblings, Lafawn Nelson and Michelle Ellis, also of Columbus; and a host of extended family. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra W. Strickland; and his sister, Rhonda Gentry.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)