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Graveside Service

Forest Lawn Cemetery Pecks Mill
Thursday February 4th, 2021

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Billy Dayton Ellis

Billy D. Ellis of Logan WV passed away at Logan Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Born to Don and Mercy Ellis in Maysburg WV in 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years Sue Carol Ellis, 2 brothers Don Ellis Jr, and Larry Ellis, and 5 sisters. Marcella Ellis, Judy Amidon, Lois Conn, Donna Bragg, and Evelyn Ramey. 1 great-grandchild Devlin Dzikowski, and granddaughter in law Tiara Dzikowski.

 Billy leaves behind  2 sons William G. Ellis (Robin) of Logan WV. JohnPaul A. Ellis (Michelle) of Logan WV, and 2 daughters, Julia Dzikowski of Logan WV, and Leslie Danovich of Logan WV.
Also left to remember him is 1 sister Sandra Colley (Gary) of Omar WV. 12 grandchildren Alexander Dzikowski of Rocky Mount NC, Patrick Dzikowski of Westminster MD, Lauren Ellis (Josh Bailey) of Holden WV, Brittany Ellis (Austin Childers) of Man WV, Ryan Rose of Logan WV, Nikolas Alves (Sarah Rose)  of Logan WV, Hailey Starkey of Martinsburg WV, Nathalia Ellis of Logan WV, Nathan Starkey of Hagerstown MD, Rose Danovich of Logan WV, Jonathan “Jack” Danovich of Logan WV, and his special grandson whom he loved dearly, Aiden Ellis of Logan WV.
Billy also had 9 great-grandchildren. Dayton, Kira, Kingsley, Caden, Jase, Alexandria (Lexi), Ares, Lilianna, and Aalyiah.

Billy had bonus grandchildren Jesse Copley (Brie-Eyre) of Goldsboro NC, Phoenix Dotson (Ashla) of Killeen TX; as well bonus great-grandchildren Kayden, Quentin, Xavier.

Billy was a man full of life, and he was a hard worker. He worked as a motor electrician for over 40 years in Maryland and DC. He loved to garden and the outdoors. He was a die-hard West Virginia Mountaineer football fan, and he liked watching their basketball games as well. Nothing compares to his love of the Washington Redskins or as they are now called The Washington Football team. He didn’t care what they were called, they were his team. (HTTR) 
Billy had fun hobbies. Bigfoot hunting was one of his favorites. Anything paranormal was exciting to him. He loved to sit outside and enjoy nature. He liked to play practical jokes, he definitely was a prankster. His favorite thing to do was walk up behind someone and wait for them to turn around, and they would ultimately jump and scream. He would just laugh like it was the funniest thing in the world.
Billy was a very kind and humble man. He always looked for the good in people, no matter what, even if they did him wrong. He firmly believed in second chances, sometimes third or fourth chances. Just an all-around wonderful human being and he will be greatly missed. 

As Robert Frost said “Nothing gold can stay” and Billy was gold.

A graveside service will be Thursday, February 4th at 2 pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Everyone is welcome, but please remember to wear your mask.

Collins Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. Pastor Joaquin Ooten from #20 Whitman Church will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests donations be made to Collins Funeral Home to help with the remaining cost of the funeral.

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Nothing short than a great man, I had a father inhuman for the time I stayed in the US. He took me in, thaught me a lot what I know of being a good man e a real person! Dad I hope our last conversation was as good to you as it was for me being able to see you and laugh a bit with you!! Something I will alway carry in my heart was the pranks you alway caught me in and you laughing and saying neat youll be forever loved dad!!!

Alex Alves Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM