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Jake Ellis

July 1, 1945 - May 1, 2018

Virginia Beach – Jake Ellis, 72, quietly and peacefully departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

He was born in Pensacola, Florida on July 1, 1945.  He moved to Norfolk, VA in the 1960’s where he met the love of his life, Susan and she became his bride in 1965.  Jake owned and operated Ellis Flooring Contractor, Inc. for 38 years. He was a hard working, loyal, generous, compassionate and loving man.  He never hesitated to lend a helping hand to his family, friends and even strangers. After retirement, his happiest days were those spent with his three girls Susan, Michelle, Rae and his granddog, Captain Jack.  He left such an impact on everyone he met and he will never be forgotten.

Jake was preceded in death by his father, Jake Ellis; stepfather, Joseph Beauchesne; his beloved mother, Ellen Beauchesne and his brother, Hubert “Ed” Ellis, Sr.

He is survived by his wife and soulmate of 53 years, Susan J. Ellis; a son, James D. Ellis; a daughter, Michelle Ellis-Tancredi (Kenneth R. Tancredi).  Two granddaughters, Jamie C. Ellis and Susan “Rae” Tancredi; a sister, Faye Foran and a brother, Harold Beachesne. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.  

Being the humble and private man that he was his final wishes were that no services were to be held.  He simply wanted those who knew and loved him to think of him fondly and have a beer in his honor

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