Elbert Ellis Sr. was born on December 29, 1949 to the late John Austin Ellis and Bessie Mae Robinson Beasley in Waldo, Arkansas. He attended Rosston High School. He was employed at Smith and Blair for 47 years. He retired in 2016.
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Elbert was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and his wife Melba Dean Ellis of 47 years.
Elbert was the comedian of the family.
He leaves to cherish his memories; 2 sons, Gregory Charles Ellis (Keisha), Elbert Ellis Jr. (Sharkira), 3 daughters, Audra Dixon (Marvin), Victoria Gray (Kelton), Brianna Lewis (Kevin), 4 brothers, Earl Ellis (Lettye), Clarence Ellis (Louise), Bobby Joe Kimball (Teresa), Micheal Beasley, 3 sisters, Emma Frazier (George), Patsy Ellis, Nellie Paden (Johnny), 24 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.