August 21, 1947 - December 28, 2021
The family of Mr. Larry Ellis, age 74, wishes to announce his passing which occurred on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, from complications of stage four lung cancer, at Carver Living Center, 303 E Carver Street, Durham, North Carolina 27704. Larry was born in Wake County, North Carolina on August 21, 1947. Larry was the tenth of eleven children born to the late John Henry Ellis and Etta T. Curtis Ellis. As a proud product of the Washington Terrace neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina, Larry spent many happy years there as he attended Lucille Hunter Elementary School and J.W. Ligon Junior Senior High School. At an early age, Larry married Betty Harp. From that union, three children were born: Timothy, Broderick and Janelle Ellis. All are blessed with resilience, determination and admirable productivity. Larry was regarded as the life of any party. He loved playing cards and was adept at playing chess also. Larry was a "talker" and as such, it was often commented that he could "talk the horns off a billy goat". When others in the family struggled to learn sign language, it came easy to him. In addition, Larry believed in God and the power of prayer. Preceding Larry in death are his parents, two sisters, Bernice Hunter and Jessie Dunn and two brothers, John Henry Ellis and Curtis Ellis. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Janelle Holloway (Ivan); sons, Timothy Ellis and Broderick Ellis (Nicole); sisters, Daisy Ellis, Elsie Ellis-Gaston, Barbara Carr and Linda Ellis; brothers, Ronald Ellis (Dorothy) and Dr. Walter Ellis (Helaine); five grandchildren, Terris Kyle, Bryan and Jasmine Rouse, Broderick and Nia Ellis; four great grandchildren, Jay, Isaiah and Jaquavious Kyle; and a host of extended family members and friends. A memorial service to honor the life of Mr. Larry Ellis will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 12:00 noon, at Scarborough & Hargett Celebration of Life Center, Inc., 309 N Queen Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701.
The family of Mr. Larry Ellis, age 74, wishes to announce his passing which occurred on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, from complications of stage four lung cancer, at Carver Living Center, 303 E Carver Street, Durham, North Carolina 27704. Larry... View Obituary & Service Information
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