Mr. Kenneth Ellis known as “Kenny” was born on May 15, 1962 in Tuskegee, Alabama to T.C. Ellis and Pauline Burton Ellis. Kenny was a caring father to Kendra Ellis, Kenneth Lee Ellis, Kourtney Lewis, and Karmello Ellis. Kenny and his twin Kent were the eighth and nineth oldest of their eight siblings.
Kenny was raised in Waugh, Alabama around his close and loving family. On March 16, 1986 he married Zelma Wright in Alexander City, Alabama. Together they shared 18 years of marriage and became parents to Kendra, Kenethia, and Lee Ellis. In 2000 the family relocated to Columbus, Ohio.
Kenny was a hard worker owning and managing a landscaping and mechanic business. Truly a jack of all trades. He whole heartedly loved all of his children and was always willing to give a helping hand to others.
He was full of life and a gigantic laugh to go along with his many jokes. Kenny’s sense of humor kept everyone smiling and laughing. Kenny was truly loved & will be missed by family & friends. He passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at his home at 5:34pm surround by his loved ones.
Kenny was preceded in death by his father T.C. Ellis; mother Pauline Burton Ellis; daughter Kenethia Ellis, sister Jennifer Jenkins, brother Earl Ellis, and nephew, Thomas Ellis, Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving daughter Kendra Ellis, son Lee(Abigayle)Ellis, daughter Kourtney Lewis, son Karmello Ellis, sisters Yvonne Lewis, Lorraine Harris, Deborah Woodson, Paulette Long, Cherly Dixon, and Matilda Mays; brothers Kent Ellis, Thomas Ellis, Wendell Ellis; Four grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. A Gathering will take place on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 5464 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214.
The services will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/OhioCremationMemorialSociety/
Wayne Morris, Minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses, officiating
Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave an online condolence.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
And I’m Not Here To See, If The Sun
Should Rise And Find Your Eyes All
Filled With Tears For Me. I Wish So
Much You Wouldn’t Cry The Way
You Did Today, While Thinking Of
The Many Things We Didn’t Get To Say.
I Know How Much You Love Me ~
As Much As I Love You. And Each
Time You Think Of Me, I Know
You Miss Me Too. So When Tomorrow
Starts Without Me, Don’t Think
We’re Far Apart. For Every Time
You Think Of Me ~
I’m Right Here In Your Heart.