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Crossroads Presbyterian's Pastor Ellis Dies

The viewing for Rev. Elward Ellis is scheduled for today at Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur.

Rev. Elward Ellis, pastor of on Redan Road in Stone Mountain, has died.

According to an article in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Ellis died May 12 in an automobile accident.

Ellis, who is from Newark, N.J., leaves behind his wife, Dr. Dawn Swaby-Ellis, his wife, and his Jonathan, the article reported. It also said Ellis InterVarsity’s first Director of Black Campus Ministries for seven years.

According to that story and information in the Prebytery of Greater Atlanta, there will be a viewing for Rev. Ellis today, Wednesday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at , 4347 Flat Shoals Parkway, in Decatur, with a special prayer and reflection time from 6-9 p.m.

The reports said the pastor's funeral will be Saturday, May 19, in Newark, and a local memorial service will be held for him at a later date.

Do you have memories of Rev. Elward Ellis? Share them in the comments below.

Tony Hall May 16, 2012 at 09:00 AM
I thought the world of Rev. Edward Ellis. As a student at Morehouse College, he often stopped by my dormitory to encourage me in my spiritual walk. I was among the first college student he met as he began his seven years tenure as Director of Black Campus Ministries for Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship, Rev. Ellis was an outstanding spiritual leader among college students because he knew how to relate to students as well as how to encourage them. After continuing my education at Tuskegee University, Rev. Ellis and I again was re-acquainted as he began to help developed the Christian fellowship at Tuskegee University. The word of his death is just shocking as I consider the great work this dynamic leader of God has made to my life and the thousands of other lives in which he touched. The tremendous contribution he made to my life will forever be remembered. May his family members be encouraged to know that this man touched many lives and made this world a better place because he lived. We will forever remember you Edward Ellis.. Tony Hall
Leslie Johnson May 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Tony, thank you for commenting and please accept my condolences. What a great loss for his family, the church and the community.

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