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Janie R. Miller Ellis, 74

June 09, 2024

Janie Ruth Ellis, 74, of Lancaster, PA passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024. She was the wife of Deacon Andrew Ellis; they shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Washington, DC, Janie was the second daughter of the late Frank L. Reeves and Janie B. White Reeves.

Janie spent most of her employment years working in Early Childhood Education which includes IU-13, Community Action Program, Lancaster YWCA, and eventually retiring from Lancaster Day Care Center. She was a member of Bright Side Baptist Church and served on many committees and auxiliaries. She especially enjoyed serving the Youth Department, Kitchen Committee, and attending Saturday SWAG services.

Janie is survived by her sister, Patricia Reeves of Forestville, MD; her daughters Ella L. Gunn (Derwin Faulkner) of Cheltenham, MD; Lillie Reeves Farmer, Tabitha Yvonne Miller, Aicia Christina Alston of Lancaster; and Ebony Ellis of Philadelphia; her son John Wesley Miller of Lancaster, and Andrew Ellis, Jr. of Philadelphia; 30 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss her lovingly. Janie was preceded in death by her brother Henri Reeves, her sister Franklin Yvonne Fant, and her daughter Glenda Frazier (Cortez).

Janie’s homegoing service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Bright Side Baptist Church, 515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603. The family will receive guests beginning at 12 PM. Rev. John A. Knight will officiate the services and Rev. Louis A. Butcher, Jr. will give the eulogy. Interment will follow at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

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Condolences to the Family

June 15, 2024

To Ella, Lillie and Reeves Ellis Family.
We send our condolences. May God bless you and your family through these hours of sorrow.

June 14, 2024

Our deepest condolences to the Ellis Family. Sister Janie was so kind and gracious to us when we relocated to the Lancaster area. Her gentle smile and kind words were an encouragement to us.
Preston and Sharon Kay

June 14, 2024

My condolences to Ella Hammond and the Reeves family. Praying, that the Lord keep you in this time of bereavement.
Derrick Hammond

June 14, 2024

Sending condolences, prayers and love to Tabitha, Aicia and family. Your mother was a wonderful and caring woman. God bless her 🕊️✝️🙏🏾❤️
Wanda Dawkins

June 14, 2024

Jami sending love and condolences to you and your Lancaster family from your Cincinnati family.  Take care during this time.  
Angelia Rankin

June 14, 2024

Sending my condolences to your family. 
Angnette Swinton

June 14, 2024

Condolences, prayers, and comfort to the family. 
Carl L. Brown

June 13, 2024

Sending my sincere prayers and condolences to you all love Barbara Dupree Murray 

June 13, 2024

Our deepest condolences to the family, prayers heading your way 🙏🏽                         Contonya Rosario

June 13, 2024

🙌🏽 Condolences, Prayers of comfort and strength for the family, those who loved her and were loved by her 🙌🏽Venia Brown-McFadden

June 13, 2024

John i am so sorry for your family’s loss . Your mom was a influence in my life . Madison st . 
kp

June 13, 2024

Sending Condolences to you, Tabitha and family. Words just aren’t enough for a grand loss such as your mother. May you find peace and comfort during this tough time.
Christina Aguirri

June 13, 2024

Lillie I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.   May God Bless you and your family.   Cindy Geib

June 13, 2024

My condolences goes to you Tabitha and your family. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Charmaine Lockwood-Anderson

June 13, 2024

Condolences to the family. Praying the memories with her and her love give you comfort and peace. Hugs!

June 13, 2024

Ms.Tabbie,and Mr Lamar, You both are in my thoughts and prayers, our condolences and prayers for comfort for the family, with love Mr Thomas and MS Ruth.

June 13, 2024

My sincere condolences and prayers to the family!

June 13, 2024

Sending my condolences to the family. I will keep the family in my prayers 💐

June 13, 2024

Sending our prayers and condolences to the family. So sorry to hear about sister Ellis, what a Woman of God and God’s Servant. Always working @ church. God Bless you 

June 13, 2024

Condolences and prayers from Wayne and me.
Deb Thornton

June 13, 2024

Prayers to the entire family!
Herb Watson Jr

June 13, 2024

Prays and Condolences to the family.
Evelyn Faulkner

June 13, 2024

I will surely miss seeing her at the doctor’s office, she was such a sweet woman with a sweet spirit and will be truly missed. My condolences to the family.
Natalie Bates

June 13, 2024

My Condolences To You and Family 
Iris Negron

June 13, 2024

Sending prayers, hugs, and condolences to the entire family of Ms. Janie. I love y’all🙏🏾🙏🏾
Erika Hargrove

June 13, 2024

Sending condolences from our family to yours. 
Shaniqua and Anthony Ford

June 12, 2024

I am so sorry to hear this praying for your family May GOD give you the strength you need at this may he continue to bless you love you all 
Helen Howard

June 12, 2024

To the entire family you guys have my Sincere Condolences and Prayers 🙏🏾 May God continue to keep each and everyone of you. God Bless🕊️ from Deborah & Kendra ❤️ 

June 12, 2024

My Prayers and condolences to the entire family, may God comfort you in your time of need!
Reuben G. Mack

June 12, 2024

Tabby and LaMar and family, you have my deepest condolences. She was a beautiful lady always had a smile on her beautiful face. Your family are in my prayers. God give them the strength they in this time sorrow.                Marvel (peaches)Parker

June 12, 2024

Ur forever in my heart aunt Janie tell my gran gran I miss and love her too.😘
Alysha Skrine

June 12, 2024

“With love and remembrance, we share in your sorrow.”  
Deborah Myrick

Visitation
Saturday, June 15, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bright Side Baptist Church
515 Hershey Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
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1:00 PM
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515 Hershey Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
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