James “Jim” Monroe Ellis, Jr., 80 of LaFayette, passed away peacefully, Thursday, November 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife of 54 years and their five children. Jim was born in Summerville, Ga. to the late, Monroe and Mary Ellis, and was raised in Valley Head, Al. He graduated from Jacksonville State University and then served in the United States Army for more than six years. He moved to the north Georgia area over 40 years ago and was a member of First Baptist Church in LaFayette, where he was an active member of Dannis Hood Men’s Sunday School Class. He served as a personnel manager for several large corporations before starting his own business in 1980, “Lost & Found Baggage” which he operated with his wife Linda for more than 35 years, before passing it on to their son Jay. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be truly missed by all who knew him.
He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy and Georgia Shelton.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 54 years, Linda Ellis; children, Tracey and Josh Mounts, Sherri Porter, Kelley and Randy Bull, Haley Saks and Jay and Amber Ellis; brother, Richard and Myra Ellis; 12 grandchildren, Brendan, Colin, Mary Mounts, William, Miller, Mary Lowry Porter, Raley, Alex, Nic Bull, Ella, Sally Saks and Lucy Ellis; nieces, Sandra and Bunt Helton and Tabitha and Dennis Hamby and nephew, Frederick and Janine Shelton and numerous extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4 in the LaFayette Chapel with Bro. Richard Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in the LaFayette City Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. Sunday and prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.
Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette Chapel, LaFayette.