June 16, 1943 – March 12, 2021
Clarence Ellzey, 77, was born June 16, 1943, in Walthall County, to the union of the late Sidney and Velma Ellzey. He died March 12, 2021, while in long-term acute care in Marrero, LA, before leaving his home in Tylertown, in November 2020, after suffering a stroke.
Services were March 27, 2021, at Craft-Ginn Funeral Chapel with burial in Pink Craft Cemetery.
Ellzey attended services at Springhill Church of Christ Holiness. He loved writing songs, comedy, and laughing as often as he could, even as some commercials. He attended Alcorn State University. After his departure from Alcorn State University, he headed to Champaign, IL and Chicago, IL, where he applied his carpentry skills, painting to work at Navy Pier as a Long Shoreman.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Sidney and Velma Ellzey of Tylertown, and one brother, Melton Ellzey of New Orleans.
Clarence was blessed with his firstborn, Ella Lee Martin-McComb (Mary). He later married Ella Louise Whitaker of Champaign, IL, and to this union, three children were born, Anita Denette Ellzey of Springfield, IL, Antonio Clarence Ellzey, Sr. (Michele) of Flossmoor, IL, and Zandra Yvette Ellzey-Urbana, IL.
Survivors are his daughters, Ella Lee Martin-McComb, Anita Denette Ellzey-Springfield, IL, Zandra Yvette Ellzey-Urbana, IL, and one son, Antonio Clarence Ellzey, Sr.-Flossmoor, IL; one sister, Audessa (Elder Excel Robinson) of Oklahoma City, OK, and brothers, Elton Ellzey, Sr. of Chicago, IL, and Joseph (Bessie Mae) Ellzey, Sr. of Chicago, IL; 19 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren; his long-term companion of over 15 years, Annie G. Conerly-Tylertown.
Craft-Ginn Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.