Ellis D. Means

By Orleans Hub Posted 3 October 2019 at 3:40 pm

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Ellis D. Means, also known as “Heavy,” 85, of Albion, died Sept. 27, 2019 in The Villages of Orleans Health & Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. He was born March 9, 1934 in Spartanburg, S.C. and had lived in this area since the early 1960s.

Ellis was a United States Army veteran who was honorably discharged from the service on Dec. 7, 1955. He worked for many years at Duffy Mott Company in Holley, and he was also an accomplished barber. Ellis was a lover of music and would often be seen in his wheelchair singing a song. He also knew how to play the guitar. According to friends, Ellis was a community-minded person who was an advocate for helping people who were less fortunate than himself.

No immediate family survives him, but he leaves behind a godson, Jason Ellis; close friend, Theresa Smith; as well as many other friends, acquaintances, personal advocates and caregivers.

Anyone who wishes is invited to attend a memorial service for Ellis on Wed., Oct. 9  at 12 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion. Military honors will be conducted by the combined members of the Albion-Holley American Legion, the VFW and the Brockport Navy Club. Interment will be held at a later date in Pembroke National Cemetery.

To share a special memory of Ellis, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.