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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

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Lelia Thomas Beaman

79, Indianapolis, passed away November 20, 2016.
Lelia retired from General Motors as a Assembly line worker
after serving 25 years.

Family and friends will gather from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016 with services at 12:00p.m. in Christ Temple Apostolic Church 430 W. Fall Creek Parkway.

She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, William (Annie) Beaman, Danny (Jane) Beaman, Robert (Norma) Beaman; daughters, Linda Jackson, Brenda (Anthony) Mozee; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Burial: Floral Park Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ellis Mortuary. View live services online and condolences may be shared
with the family to:www.ellismortuary.com    

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Ellis Mortuary Staff November 22nd, 2016 08:21:29 PM

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Jessie J. Dozier Jones
64, Indianapolis went to sleep in Jesus on
October 24, 2016. She served faithfully as the Church Administrator for
Agape Apostolic Faith Assembly, until her health began to fail.
She is survived by her loving husband, Michael R. Jones; sons,
Michael Jones, III, Christopher Jones; daughters, Michelle Starks,
Joyce Bell, Melissa Officer, Courtney Demery; brothers, George Dozier,
Christopher Dozier, Daniel Dozier; sisters, Anna Hall, Emma Keys; 15
grandchildren. Services will be at 1:00pm, Friday, October 28, 2016 at
Agape Apostolic Faith Assembly, 6240 Georgetown Rd, with visitation there from 11:00a.m. until service time. Interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery. Final
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Mortuary. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.ellismortuary.com

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Ellis Mortuary Staff October 24th, 2016 09:56:05 PM


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Wesley L. Clark


Celebration of life services for Wesley L. Clark will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12:00pm in Christ Church Apostolic, 6601 N. Grandview Dr. with visitation there from 10:00am until time of service. Wesley served the community as an Insurance agent for many years. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Patricia J. Ellis-Clark; children, Dawone (Mandy) Spencer, Shalonda (James) Cheatham, Latrice Clark, Finae (Jagga) Rent; 14 grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws, and extended family members. Burial will be held in Washington Park North. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Mortuary. View live services at www.ellismortuary.com

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Ellis Mortuary September 28th, 2016 02:25:21 AM

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Juanita Bowman
93, Indianapolis, passed away on September 18, 2016.
She was employed with RCA later retiring from Indiana University. She was a member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church for over 60 years.

 She is survived by, Jose’ E. (Susan) Nieves, Sr.; grandchildren, Jose’ E. (Bea) Nieves, Jr.; Orlinda (Iran) Coleman; greatgrandchildren, Andre, Tamara McNary,
Antoine Unser, Makhella, Makhi, Lei Aloha Nieves; greatgrandchildren,
Aa’Ryah McNary, Empress Linton.

Services will be at 11:00a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Christ Temple Apostolic Church 430 W. Fall Creek Parkway with visitation from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Final arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis
Mortuary.

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Ellis Mortuary Staff September 20th, 2016 12:06:37 AM