Curtis Ellis Obituary, Death Cause – Curtis The love of life that Wayne Ellis had was not extinguished by his passing away. Wayne passed away on February 3, 2023, at the age of 88, and he was surrounded by loved ones who will commemorate his legacy by laughing as much as they can, serving God with reverence, and living their lives to the maximum possible extent.
On August 29, 1934, Wayne was born to his parents, John Henry Ellis and Mary Pearl Ellis, in the town of Hugo, Oklahoma. When Wayne was four years old, his parents uprooted their family and relocated to Palacios, Texas. They then settled down in Blessing, Texas, and reared Wayne and his five siblings there.
Early in his life, Wayne enlisted in the military and was honored with both a sharpshooter medal and a good conduct medal during his time there. The story that Wayne met Elvis Presley while he was in boot camp is one that his grandchildren remember hearing.
It is said that Elvis handed Wayne the recipe for his renowned peanut butter, marshmallow, and banana sandwich, which Wayne would frequently make for his “little monkies.” After serving in the military, Wayne began a profession that would last him more than 30 years driving an 18-wheeler for Permian Company.
In August of 1964, Wayne first laid eyes on the woman who would become the love of his life, Zana Rosalea Hanna. They met in a church in Van Vleck, Texas. Because they both had a deep love for God, this couple was destined to be together.
Both of them were aware of the significance of maintaining a light-hearted attitude while simultaneously devoting a lot of effort to providing for their family. It took them only one year to realize that they would be together for the rest of their lives, and on August 17, 1965, they got married.
Wayne and Zana raised their four children in the town of Blessing, Texas, where they made their home. The Lord and his family were always Wayne’s top priorities, and he was the epitome of a family guy. It was nothing out of the ordinary to see Wayne assisting with the cleanup after supper, folding the laundry that Zana had done, or constructing a new toy for the kids in his life to play with and take pleasure in.
He cherished his devoted wife and made the most of any opportunity to shower her with affection and attention, even if it was occasionally in his own endearingly goofy way. Wayne was an extremely involved member of both his church and his community; if someone in his neighborhood required assistance, Wayne was there to help.
If you were to ask anyone in the neighborhood to describe Mr. Wayne Ellis, they would tell you that he was one of the most hard-working and selfless guys they had ever come across. Both Wayne and Zana had a deep appreciation for choral and hymnal music.
Whether they were at home or singing together in their church choir, Zana would accompany them on the piano with the tunes, and they would sing their favorite hymns with all their heart. Following his retirement, Wayne joined his sons Michael Todd and Laddie in their work on the family farm and ranch, which is now known as Laddie Ellis Farm and Ranch.
He cherished life on the farm, but more than anything else, Wayne cherished the time he spent working alongside his sons. During the warm summer months, the lads would spend several hours harvesting sweet corn and then bring home armloads of their bounty.
It was a blessing for him to be able to pass on the practice of canning corn to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which caused the ritual to take on an even deeper sense of significance over the course of the many years it spanned in his family.
John Henry Ellis, Wayne’s father, died first, followed by his mother, Mary Pearl Ellis, sister Johnie Lucille Ellis, and brother Robert O’Neal Ellis. Wayne himself passed away before his parents. Wayne is survived by his devoted wife, Zana Rosalea Ellis; his son, Johnny Dwayne Ellis; his daughter, Paula Rene’ Piwonka; his son, Larry Paul “Laddie” Ellis (spouse, Sherri); his son, Michael Todd Ellis (spouse, Kim); his brothers, Lloyd and Leonard Ellis; and a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Anthony Pounders, Brad Finley, Coy Brannon, Scott Gilbert, Garrett Piwonka, and Kyle Giese will be carrying the casket at the funeral. Levi Piwonka will serve as the Honorary Pallbearer. Funeral services are scheduled to take place at First Baptist Church in Blessing, Texas on the 11th of February, 2023.
There will be a visitation from ten in the morning till eleven in the morning. The funeral will get under way at eleven in the morning. The following will take place at the Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery located in Van Vleck, Texas. The fellowship hall of the church is going to be the location of a luncheon that will take place just after the burial ceremonies.