Jeffrey Keith Ellis
November 29, 1956
September 7,2017
Visitation: Monday, September 11, 2017 from 6-9 pm at
Mounts Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Mounts Funeral Home Chapel
Jeffrey Keith Ellis, age 60, of South Point, Ohio, formerly of Gilbert, WV passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. He was born November 29, 1956 to the late Jack and Delilah (Cline) Ellis. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alex and Hazel(Smith) Ellis and his maternal grandparents Ott and Allie(Hatfield) Cline. Keith was a 1975 graduate of Gilbert High School, a 1977 graduate of Ohio State School of Cosmetology, a 1985 graduate of Columbus Technical Institute, and a 2001 graduate of Marshall University. He owned and operated Nu-Image Hair Salon of Justice, WV before he entered the medical field as a Medical Laboratory Technologist for 20 years at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Huntington, WV. He then worked at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, WV. At the time of his death, he was employed by HIMG of Huntington, WV. Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Jonathan “Kim” (Connie) Ellis of Gilbert, WV, nieces Rebekah (Anson) Cline of Hurricane, WV; Candice (Ronnie) Stacy of Gilbert, WV; great nieces Jaclyn Stacy and Kiara Cline; and great nephew Isaac Cline. Keith (also known as Jeff by his dear coworkers and friends) left a lasting impression on anyone that was fortunate to know him. He was a very gracious and loving man that enjoyed giving to others. He extended that love to all. He took much pleasure sitting on the back deck seeing the river while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. Most recently he took great pleasure in painting with dear friends. Over the years, he adopted many pets. At times, he would have only dogs, then, he would switch to cats. He adored his cats Stormy, Bella and Cali. He loved spending time with his friends by shopping for those things “he just had to have” whether it be clothes or household items. Then he would take those household items and decorate his house. He had an impeccable taste when it came decorating. Keith will always be remembered for his positive attitude, bright smile, embracing hugs, contagious laugh, his quirky quotes and being a friend to all - CAN YA DIG IT? Friends may gather with the family Monday, September 11, 2017, from 6 to 9 pm at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert, WV. Funeral services will commence at 1:00 pm Tuesday with Bishop Anthony Hudgins officiating. Burial will follow at the Ellis Family Cemetery in Gilbert, WV. Keith will be carried to his final resting place by family and friends. Honorary pallbearers are Debbie Genito, Heather Hensley, Deb Johnson, Tina McClure, Angie McComis, Dee Arnett Thomas, and Kellie Thomas.

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