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Jessie Lawrence Ellis, Jr.,  77, of Gaston, NC died on Monday, November 11, 2022, at his home.  

Jessie was born in Northampton County, NC. son of the late Jessie L. Ellis Sr. and Doma Clary Ellis. Jessie was also preceded in death by his wife Sharon Ellis and his brother William (Bill) Earl Ellis.

Jessie Retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service as a Master Sergeant. He also retired from Patch Rubber after 20 years of service. Jessie was an avid Nascar Fan and enjoyed watching and going to the races.

He is survived by his sons; Jeff Ellis of Gaston, NC, Jesse Ellis (Cathy) of Raleigh, NC, daughter; Jenny Burnette (Brian) of Gaston, NC, two grandchildren; Leanne Davis, Talon Ray Burnette, step grandchild; Beth Davis, six great grandchildren; and his brother Bob Ellis (Mary) of Roanoke Rapids.

The family will receive friends Friday, November 25, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Wrenn Funeral Home 1015 West 5th Street Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

Online condolence can be made to: www.wrennclarkehagan.com