Sunday, March 31, 2019

John Michael “Mike” Ellis

Mr. John Michael “Mike” Ellis, 82, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at his home in
Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, April 1st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs and Mr. Charles Bond officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mike was born August 18, 1936, in Louisville, MS. He was a graduate of Louisville High School, and retired after 45 years as head of Research and Development for Taylor Machine Works. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp, and was a long-time volunteer with the Louisville Fire Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Libby Ellis; his parents, Rose Lee and John Henry Ellis; and a sister, Rosemary Woodward.

Mike is survived by his daughter, Patri Ellis of Louisville; his son, Michael, (Sheila) Ellis of Grenada, MS; and two grandchildren, Craven Ellis and Anaizabel Goodin Ellis.

Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, P. O. Box 1426, Louisville, MS, 39339; or the charity of your choice.