James Larry Ellington
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 8, 1951
  • Date of passing: Mar 13, 2015
Let the memory of James be with us forever

James Larry Ellington, 64, passed from this life unexpectedly on March 13, 2015. Larry was a lifelong resident of Granville County. He was a kind, gentle, and giving person who was loved by many. He enjoyed “tinkering” on cars and tractors, working in the yard, and helping others whenever he was given the opportunity.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Hilda and Clement Ellington, his sister Hilda Rose, and his nephew Ralph Ellington, Jr. He is survived by his life partner of forty plus years, Ann Hart, brothers Jackie, Howard, Fred (Barbara), Ralph (Judy), and Donnie as well as one sister Diane White (Ricky). He was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and, although he had no children, Larry and Ann shared a special relationship with their niece, Kimberly Stovall.

The family will receive friends at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford, NC on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Eakes Funeral Home followed by internment at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Berea, NC with the Reverend Keith Williams presiding. Pallbearers will include Donald Denny, Richard Baird, Shelton Englebright, Charlie Norwood, David Adcock, and Kenny Cox. Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Larry’s name.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by S Hill on 21st March 2015

"Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. May the comforting promises from God ease your pain during this difficult time.  One of which is found at Isaiah 25:8. There it says "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

Again, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss."

This tribute was added by Betty Morris on 17th March 2015

"Words can't express what I am feeling. Just know that I am here for you if you need me. Larry was a precious soul and I will miss him. My whole family gives you their condolences. May God be with you in the days ahead to help make sense of your loss. May he comfort you and guide you always.  "Love you"

This tribute was added by Alaya K on 17th March 2015

"I would like to send my condolences to the family of Mr. Ellington. I hope you find comfort in the many memories you have shared with Mr. Ellington. I'm sure he will be missed by many. There is something I would like to share. It is in the Bible at Acts 24:15 "There is going to be a resurrection..." and at Job 14:15 "You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands." In the future Jehovah God will resurrect all those sleeping in death by calling them out of the grave. Jehovah yearns to do this because he hates death and views it as a enemy and He can't wait to resurrect and reunite those now sleeping in death with their families. If you would to find more comforting words please go to www.jw.org"

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