Gerald Jerry Ellis

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March 1, 1948 ~ September 21, 2022

Born in: Fort Worth, Tx
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Gerald “Jerry” Owens Ellis was born in Fort Worth on March 1, 1948, to M.L. and Juanita Ellis.

Jerry married Sabra Crow on September 20, 1975, in Fort Worth after graduating with a degree in mathematics from Texas Wesleyan College. He was raised in Mansfield and has resided in Arlington for the past 50 years. He was a faithful servant of his home church, Woodland West Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon.

Jerry retired from Southwestern Bell as a technical planner in 2001. He spent his second career as a facilities manager at his church. He loved to play golf and travel with his wife, exploring more than 40 countries across five continents. He was devoted to God and his family, who knew him as Big Daddy.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lynn & Bob. He is survived by his wife, Sabra Ellis; son, Marcus Ellis & wife Rebecca; daughters, Amanda Gibson & Michael, and Mallory Fluty & Taylor; grandchildren, Hadley, Owen, Lucy and Spencer Ellis, Sutton and Reese Fluty; brother, Don Ellis and wife Marianna; sister, Barbara Wright and husband Weldon; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 27 from 6-8 pm at Woodland West Church of Christ. The funeral service for Jerry Ellis will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 28, at Woodland West Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Instead of flowers, donations may be directed to Hearts and Hands Ministry c/o Woodland West Church of Christ.


Funeral Service: September 28, 2022 1:00 pm

Woodland West Church of Christ
3101 W. Park Row Drive
Arlington, TX 76013

Public Viewing: September 27, 2022 6:00 pm

Woodland West Church of Christ
3101 W. Park Row Drive
Arlington, TX 76013

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  1. Sabra, I am in total shock and disbelief. I am so sad and heartbroken over this. I join your many friends in expressing my sorrow. This is going to take a while to fully absorb this sad happening. Jerry was a shining light and will be terribly missed. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my love, Celia

  2. Hugs and much love to all left behind whose lives have now changed forever. We have more memories than we can even begin to count. Many fun times with your entire family as well as fun travel time with you and Jerry, Sabra. Jerry was special and truly one of a kind–deeply dedicated to his family. He loved you all BIG. He has been in our prayers as he has struggled with declining health for much too long.
    Yes, he is in the arms of Jesus now, but I know he was loved by so many and will be missed. We continue to pray for God’s healing of your broken hearts. May God grant you all peace with the comfort from treasured memories–his touch and all those little daily things you have stored up in your hearts that can never be taken from you. He is leaving a rich family legacy.
    We sooo regret we will be unable to be with all of you and his Woodland West family as you celebrate his life and rejoice as Big Daddy is welcomed HOME!
    Sabra, I have asked God to be with you in your very quiet reflective difficult hours! May you truly feel the comfort that only He can give as you seek to learn a totally new walk. He will see you through!
    We love you. Betty and Larry

  3. Sabra, Ron and I are both heartbroken at the news of Jerry’s passing. I pray God gives you and the entire family peace as you begin this journey without him. When he looked at you, his kids and grandkids the love just radiated on his face. You have lots of wonderful memories.
    We love you, Lady.

  4. Sabra
    Although I never met Jerry I know he was a great man and your love for him was so strong. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  5. All of my love an prayers to you all. My heart is saddened for your loss, yet rejoices he is free an walking the beautiful hills of heaven.

  6. Sabra, I’m so sorry for your loss. My memories of Jerry are all happy ones and my prayers are with you and all your family.

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