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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
10:00a.m. 

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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

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Elder William Otto Rivers was born on September 10, 1948 in Indianapolis, IN at the home of his parents Burl T. and Sarah J. Cheatham-Rivers. He was the second son of 12 children. He attended Paterson Elementary school #26, and obtained in GED from Thomas Carr Howe High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Burl T. Rivers, and one brother, Stanley D. Rivers. Elder William Rivers departed this earthly life on January 30, 2017

Those left to cherish his memories are his mother, Sarah J. Rivers. wife, Kim Graves-Rivers. six children; William O. Rivers Jr., Brian M. Rivers, Alisha D. Garrett (David), Courtney S. Rivers, Candace C. Rivers and Austin G. Rivers. ten siblings, Daniel A Rivers, Rhonda B. Rivers, Cathy E. Porter, Gregory B. Rivers, Lois E. Whitthorne (Terry),  Johnathon S. Rivers (Pamela)  Penelope S. Rivers-Gaines (Joseph), Rachael A. Rivers, Rebecca J, Rivers and Timothy R. Rivers. 24 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and tons of friends.  

Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:00p.m. in Christ Church Apostolic, 6601 N. Grandview Drive, with visitation there from 11:00a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Sutherland Park Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Mortuary.

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Ellis Mortuary Staff February 13th, 2017 08:45:32 PM

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Evang. Norma G. Washington-Potts

Was born December 30, 1948 to her parents the late Lawrence and Gladys Washington in Georgetown, Kentucky. Evang. Potts received her Bachelor of Science in General Studies, IUPUI.
She began her worship experience at Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church in 1972 under the leadership of the late Bishop Edwin Vaughn. She was an excellent cook and delighted in preparing meals and holiday feast. Evang. Potts was employed with, Dr. Leonard Scott, the Post Office, Bethesda Daycare and IPS School system.
She leaves to cherish her memories: sons, David West, Aaron Smith, Jonathan Smith, Eric Smith; daughters, Shachar (Genine) Yirmyah, Shena Gordon, Rachel Smith, Monique Smith; sisters Burma Fox, Myra Quisenberry, Winnifred Washington, Sharon Washington; brothers, Frank Washington, Lawrence Washington, Jr.; 30 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church, 6205 N. Michigan Rd at 11:00a.m. with visitation there from 10:00a.m.
Burial will be held in Washington Park North. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Mortuary

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Ellis Mortuary Staff January 13th, 2017 08:25:11 AM



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Thomas Lebron Jackson
62, Indianapolis, went to sleep in Jesus on January
2, 2017. He received his bachelors degree from Morehouse College and  retired from American United Life. He was employed with GE Solutions until his death. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, January 7, 2017 with a viewing
from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. and service at 11:00a.m.
at Mt Zion Apostolic Church, 4900 E. 38th St.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kenover A. Jackson; daughters, Victoria (Brian) Dinkins, Jocelyn Jackson; two granddaughters, Olivia and Addison Dinkins; brother,
Herman Jackson; sisters, Ada Pearl Patterson, and Romell Dawson. Entombment
will be in Washington Park North. Final arrangements have been entrusted to
Ellis Mortuary.

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Ellis Mortuary Staff January 13th, 2017 08:22:51 AM