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Frank L. Johnson
65, Indianapolis, passed away on October 1, 2017
He was a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church,
2525 W. 11th St. where services will be held at 12:00 noon,
Saturday, October 7, 2017 with visitation there from 10:00a.m.
Frank was employed with Ed Tutwiler Cadillac, American Can Company,
and Dollar General. Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Charlene Price.
He is survived by his brother, Johnnie (Dorothy) Price, III; sister, Carolyn
(Gary) Price-Coleman. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Final
arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Mortuary.

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Karmen Franklin October 8th, 2017 10:11:04 AM

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Karmen Franklin October 4th, 2017 11:20:42 PM

Image:Carol Renee (Mills) JonesCarol Renee (Mills) Jones affectionately known as Ne-Ne was born on December 13, 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Hezzie J. Mills and Linda J. Brand.  Carol graduated Arsenal Technical High School in 1992 and then went on to receive her Masters of Business Administration Degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Carol was an extremely dedicated employee of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank from 1994 until her passing.  She worked dutifully in several job roles during her career.  She always excelled in every position and was known for her strong effective communication, analytics, and leadership skills.
Carol and her family joined Lamb of God Assembly Apostolic Church in 2009.  Under the leadership of  Bishop Robert A. Hornberger she began to grow more in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Her church family meant a lot to her and she considered them her extended family.
Carol was united in holy matrimony to the love of her life Willard I. Jones on June 27, 2010 in Maui, Hawaii.  Will was not only her life partner but her world travelling buddy. Due to their bi-annual birthdates, you could find them on a cruise, an exquisite restaurant, lying on a beach or all of the above every year faithfully in June and December.
To know Carol was to know that she was a “first class” lady and everything around her she made extravagant.  Carol enjoyed the finer things in life; this was evidenced by her great love of fine cuisine she would drive for miles and miles to dine at the restaurant of choosing.  She truly enjoyed travelling; her passport was fully stamped with travels that included England and Aruba and a myriad of other countries in between.  Carol also enjoyed being a trend setter, she had an eye for fashion; Coach, Michael Kors, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton was her favorite designers just to name a few.  
Most of all Carol enjoyed being with her family. Carol would do any and everything possible to give her children the world. Once her children were grown she passed on that love and devotion to her nieces and nephews. Carol was truly a devoted sister and friend; she would do anything in her power to uplift or support her loved ones.
Carol was very proud of Asia joining the U.S. Navy.  She believed this was God’s plan for Asia’s life.  Once Asia graduated Navy boot camp in March 2016 Carol knew that Asia would make an excellent Construction Electrician.  Carol proudly wore her “Navy Mom” attire and she enjoyed talking about her daughter the Seabee!
Carol departed this earthly life on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:59am at the age of 43.  Carol was preceded in death by her father Hezzie J. Mills, her grandmother Margaret E. Grady, her son Kenneth J. Mills-Tucker, and her niece Tana Tyler.
Carol leaves behind to cherish her beloved memory: her loving husband Willard I. Jones, her beautiful daughter Asia A. Tucker; her step-children Tajee Jones, Donovan Blackmon, Jaaz Jones, and Willard Jones Jr., her mother and step-father Linda and Henry Brand; her grandfather Hugh Matthew Grady Jr., her three sisters LaDonna Mills, Kelly E. Williams (Elijah), Ashley M. Brand-Jones; her three nephews Tyrone Mills, Elijah L. Williams II, Kaleb J. Brand-Pearson; her niece Olivia E. Williams; her great-nieces Aaliyah S.Tyler and Cherish Mills; her great-nephew Chace L. Tyler and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.  She will be deeply missed.

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Karmen Franklin August 25th, 2017 05:20:09 PM

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Brittany Shontona Mitchell was born June 6, 2000 in Indianapolis,
Indiana at Wishard Memorial Hospital to Rosemary Mitchell and
the late Bobby Leroy Smith.
Brittany was christened at birth at Riley Hospital and became a
member of Mount Bethel Apostolic Church in 2002. Brittany
received her primary education at Indianapolis Public Schools –
John Marshall.
Brittany loved music and riding around the city. She was
fascinated with decorating her room. She had a fun personality and
was a joyful, happy child. Brittany touched many people’s lives.
She was a fighter, a gift from God for seventeen years.
Brittany departed this life August 5, 2017. Brittany was proceeded
in death by her Father, Bobby Leroy Smith and Sister Myesha Cherie Cobbins.
She leaves to cherish her memory, mother, Rosemary Mitchell; sister, Ieicia Taylor; great-aunt,
Katherine Hugley; god-mother, Rosalyn Barnett; niece, Aireya Taylor; nephews, Ronte Jones
and Khalil Massey; thirteen brothers and sisters; and an uncle in Mississippi; and a host of aunts, uncle, cousins and friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at Mt Bethel Apostolic Church with visitation there from

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Ellis Mortuary August 12th, 2017 01:19:22 AM

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Elder John E. Randolph,
80, Indianapolis, went to sleep in Jesus on July 21, 2017.
John Randolph was self employed as a Appliance Repairman and
was the Assistant Pastor at Faith Tabernacle Church for
many years. He retired from the United States Navy in 1965.  
Homegoing Celebration will be at 12:00 noon, Friday, July 28, 2017 at Bethesda
Temple Apostolic Church, 2147 W. 63rd St. with visitation from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
He is survived by sons, Michael Randolph, Peter Randolph; daughters, Jeanette Britten,
Nedra Moore, Deborah Cooley, Meagan Washington; brother, Isaac Randolph;
sisters, Crissie Davis, Anne Wilburn, Ruby Jones, Yvonne Mitchell. Interment will
be at Floral Park. Final arrangements entrusted to Ellis Mortuary


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Ellis Mortuary July 27th, 2017 11:43:49 PM

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Hattie W. Green

Hattie W. Green the daughter of John Webb and Beatrice Webb was born on June 30, 1921 in Lexington, Kentucky, where she attended elementary and High school. Hattie was the eldest of seven children.

She was a member of Bethany Apostolic Church under the leadership of the late Elder Roger Tobey, Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church, under the leadership of the late, Bishop Edwin Vaughn and Christ Church Apostolic under the leadership of the late Bishop James E. Tyson.

Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:00pm in Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church, with visitation there from 11:00am until service time. Burial will be at Washington Park North Cemetery. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Mortuary.  

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Robert (Fay) Green, James Lee (Anna) Green; three grandchildren, Ray Green, Sherri' (Michael) Anthony, Anitra (James) Morrison, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends.

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Ellis Mortuary July 20th, 2017 07:13:16 AM

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Lucheryl Celeste Hampton

57, daughter of John and Martha Jean (deceased), was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 17. 2017. Born in Barberton, Ohio, she was raised in Akron, Ohio where she attended Schumacher Elementary School and Buchtel High School.  She graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1978. She completed three years of business studies at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis before attending and graduating from House of James Beauty College after which she immediately obtained her cosmetology license.

Lucheryl Celeste was a gifted cosmetologist for over 40 years. Her love of children also led her to become a day care teacher on several occasions, most recently at Promisetown Childcare & Preschool Ministry.

After years of service in a variety of capacities in the church, the Lord called Lucheryl Celeste to the teaching and preaching ministry. She graduated with honors from the J. Laverne & Linda Tyson Ordination Course (an affiliate of New Beginning Ministries International) and was licensed as an ordained minister. Among the dynamic ministry that God gave her, she served many years with the New Hope Great Banquet, as an exhorter, teacher, and prayer warrior.

Lucheryl Celeste was preceded in death by her mother Martha Jean Hampton, and is survived by her father, John Hampton, stepmother, Anna, , sisters Kathy Valentine, Johnna Hampton, Allison Hampton, nephew Tyler Valentine, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, an extended family, and many beloved friends.

Viewing will be Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Apostolic Church, and the Celebration of Life beginning at 1 p.m., followed by interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by Ellis Mortuary.

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Ellis Mortuary June 22nd, 2017 10:34:06 AM

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David A. Rice Sr.
68, Indianapolis, passed away on April 20, 2017.
He retired from Hoosier Glass Co and the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of Calvary Community Church, Columbus, IN.
He is survived his loving wife, Sharon E. White Rice; 3 daughters, Shawne N. Mathis, Valerie J. Franklin, Toiannette R. Norris; 2 sons, Steven E. Rice Sr., David Rice Jr.;
sisters, Jane A. Sims, Margaret E. Scott, Beatrice A. Franklin, Josephine L. Dunson; brothers, William B. Rice III, Vincent D. Rice, Timothy I. Rice, Mark A. Rice; 24 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren.
Services will be at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at New Wineskin Ministries with visitation there from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Entombment:Crown Hill Cemetery. Final arrangements entrusted to Ellis Mortuary.

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Ellis Mortuary April 24th, 2017 07:27:04 PM

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Lewis Nathaniel Jones was born on January 31, 1919 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Luke Jones and Mary Whitehead Jones. Lewis was taken to Poplar Bluff, Missouri at the age of two, where he was reared by his mother and grandparents. While living in Poplar Bluff, Lewis attended Wheatley grade school. He graduated from Wheatley High School which was located in the same building (upstairs).

Elder Lewis Nathaniel Jones departed this earthly life at the age of 98 years and two months. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Patricia Smith Jones with whom he shared 52 years of marriage, one sister, Gladys Dow; children, Sharon Ukaha, Lewis (Jean) Jones Jr., Micah (Nickie) Twyman, Stanley Jones, Reginald (Joyce) Jones, Nathaniel Jones, Nathan Jones, Elmer Jones; stepchildren, Sylvia Mitchell, Gail Smith, Karen Jones, Gloria Alexander; 26 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren, other family members and beloved friends.  

Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00am at Christ Church Apostolic, 6601 N. Grandview Drive with visitation there from 9:00am until 11:00am. Entombment will be held in Washington Park North. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Mortuary.

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Ellis Mortuary April 6th, 2017 07:54:07 AM

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Jack Owens
81, Indianapolis, IN passed away on February 9, 2017
He retired after 43 years of service with the Indiana State Teachers
Association.  Celebration services will be held on Friday, February 11, 2017
at 12:00p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 1301 N. Goodlet Ave
with visitation there from 10:00 until service time. He is survived by his loving wife,
Mary Owens; sons, James, Adrian, Jack; daughters, Jackie, Beverly, Linda,
Sheila, Katrina; 1 sister, Mary Everett and a host of grandchildren.  Burial
will be in Sutherland Park Cemetery. Final arrangements have been entrusted
to Ellis Mortuary

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Ellis Mortuary Staff February 14th, 2017 10:20:51 PM