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Rev. Willie M. "Bill" Ellison Jr.

March 3, 1952 - March 26, 2014 <-

North Augusta, SC—Graveside Services for Reverend Willie M. “Bill” Ellison, 62, of North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest March 26, 2014, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Sunset Memory Gardens. Rev. Terry Rainwater officiating.

Reverend Ellison was a native of North Augusta, reared in Albany, GA and has made North Augusta his home again for the past 14 years. He was called into the ministry, served in six churches throughout Alabama and Georgia and over the years helped changed many lives. Reverend Ellison was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, preacher and friend to many. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam Era. Reverend Ellison loved his family, sports, fishing and making everyone laugh. He will be remembered fondly by his daughters for playing his guitar and singing for them when they were young. Reverend Ellison was preceded in death by his father and mother, Willie M. Ellison, Sr. and Emmie K. Ellison and a sister, Linda Newman. “Your painful days are over, your restless nights have passed, God took you in His arms, and whispered: Peace at last.”
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Linda Phillips Ellison; three daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Joe Wright, Grovetown, GA, Christina and Rodney Burris, Trabuco Canyon, CA, Cindy and Duwayne Johnson, Columbus, GA; a brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Don and Candy Ellison, LaGrange, GA; a sister Becky Munoz, North Augusta, SC; six grandchildren, Dory Wright, Burt Wright, Belle Wright, Juwon Johnson, Dante Johnson and Vin Burris.

Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry at www.poseycares.com



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