Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Josephine Ellis

03/04/1924 - 04/24/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, 10am, Monday, May 1, 2017 at Tabernacle of God Holiness Church. Services are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Monday, May 1, 2017
Tabernacle of God Holiness Church
234 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Luther Chapel Holiness Church Cemetery
10778 Church Street Castalia NC

Josephine Perry Ellis departed this life and entered Heaven’s gates at her home in Chesapeake, VA on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was 93 years old. Josephine was born to the union of the late Paul and Beulah Manning on March 4, 1924. She was the eldest of 9 children. Josephine was raised in Spring Hope, North Carolina and married the late Frank D. Perry also of Spring Hope. Frank and Josephine had nine children, five girls and four boys. Josephine was saved and became a member of Luther Chapel Holiness Church in Castalia, NC. After moving to Norfolk, VA, Josephine attended Tabernacle of God’s Holiness Church of Divine Healing and Tabernacle Voice of Deliverance Church. She was currently a member of Tabernacle of God’s Holiness Church in Norfolk, VA. In May 1972 Josephine married Willie James Ellis. They were married until his death. Josephine was an Elder and loved sharing the Word of God. She worked with the Outreach Ministry in her church and was affectionately known to all as “Mother Ellis.” She enjoyed quilting, baking cakes, and making sweet potatoe jacks. She loved her family and spent time keeping count of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Josephine leaves in her legacy five children: Delphine Claude (Frank), Norfolk, VA; Linda Bates (Garry), Woodbridge, VA; Fred Perry (Bonita), Spring Hope, NC; Josie Perry Smith (Joseph), Upper Marlboro, MD and Paul Perry (Melessa), Hampton, VA; three sisters, Doreatha Cooper, Spring Hope, NC, Donetha Wu, Silver Springs, MD, Rita Brown, Brooklyn, New York and one brother Jerry Manning, Spring Hope, NC; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other family and friends. She was proceeded in death by two daughters, Wille Jean Perry and Earnestine Hawkins and two sons, Frank Anthony Perry and Dwight Arnold Perry.

Carolyn Glover May our Lord grant comfort and peace as we face this difficult time.Aunt Josephine was married to my uncle Willie Ellis,she was a kind and goo hearted lady,she will be terribly missed,may the many happy memories we all shared with her bring peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Posted: 5/6/2017
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Bernadine Ward Aunt Josephine was married to my great Uncle, Willie James Ellis. She was so kind and always made us feel welcomed in their home. Rest in peace sweet lady.
Posted: 5/1/2017
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ELLA MOORE & FAMILY We are sorry will be unable to attend the service, because we are just learning of Aunt Josephine's death. We loved her dearly when she was married to our Uncle Willie. We will be praying for the family that God will give you strength in this hour of sorrow. She will truly be missed. Paul, please get in touch with us. Love, Bishop James & Esther Newton and family. (203-358-8301)
Posted: 4/30/2017
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Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/29/2017
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The Edmods Family We send you our deepest sympathy. Words cannot console when we have loss someone we love in death. One of the ways that God comfort those who mourn is through his Word, the Bible, according to Psalms 94:19. When I read Isaiah 41:10, it was a comforting thought that God was with me during my grieving and that He is still there. I hope these thoughts are able to bring you and your family some comfort also.
Posted: 4/27/2017
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Beverley Parker &. Family I'm so sorry I won't be able to attend, I'm out of town on some business. May the peace of God give you all comfort in Christ Jesus. I remember Elder Josephine well from the days of fellowship with Mt Zion Pentecostal Holiness, Pastor Queen Harris. Missionary Beverley & Family
Posted: 4/27/2017
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Susan Smith Delphine: My prayers are with you today. I am sorry to hear of your loss... Love you, Susan
Posted: 4/27/2017
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Nikki I'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort provide strength at this time, 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Posted: 4/26/2017
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Sister Ruth Head's Family Family, Condolences and Prayers to each of you. Thank you for allowing me to love and care for Mother Ellis. She loved the Lord and did not mind letting you know who was her keeper. Sincerely,Vanessa
Posted: 4/26/2017
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