Michael Ray Ellis lost a long and courageous battle with cancer on March 28, 2013 leaving behind his wife Sande and three sons Brett(fiancee Audra), Kevin and Sean (Anna),and siblings his twin brother David Ellis (Sandi)of Howell, MI, Dr John Ellis (Helen) of Virginia, Norma Jean Olive of Caddo Mills, Texas and Mary Jane Ellis -Wedding (William) of Newburgh,IN.’ Grandchildren: Jason Ellis, Joshua Ellis, Cole Ellis and Paige Ellis, his best friend Charles Van Vorst (June) of Champaign, Il.mother in law Marguerite Foster of Fort Myers, Fl and sister in law Suzanne Foster of Brookfield, WI, incredible friends: Sister Sue Mc Caslin, Jay and Conniie Barnett, Rod and Rita Ruder and Don and Rena Cain, many nephews and nieces.
After graduation from the University of Evansville Michael pursued a career with Eagle Stores in Iowa and Illinois transferring to Florida Kash n Karry. He later joined the family business, The Ellis Team at RE/MAX Realty Group.
It was his goal to have a good day no matter how he felt.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents Anna Derrington Ellis and John Wesley Ellis and a son Eric.
The family invites you to a celebration of Michael’s life:
Visitation, Monday April 1 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82 . Funeral Mass at St Cecilia’s Catholic Church Tuesday, April 2 at 9:00 am followed by Interment at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope Lodge
Michael will be missed by so many. Mike loved to tell stories. We invite everyone to tell their favorite story of Mike at the visitation Monday evening at Hodges Funeral home.