Shared by Trish Manahan on December 20, 2011


 A year has went by & still tears fall from my eyes. Word's & my emotions can't describe the pain that I feel inside. You are and always will be my best friend, my partner in crime, my right hand, my rock. It would of just been an honor to of been your friend. But I was truly blessed by God himself to of recieved you as my Big Brother. The love and affection that you showed me was next to none. I owe you so much, the time that me and you spent together was the best time in my life. Thank you for the love that you showed me and the time you spent on me shaping me into a man. You saved my life Skip, if I didn't meet you when I did. By now I would of done been dead or in jail. The world itself is just at a loss. It just seems so much colder and smaller with out you in it. I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I miss you ... Dam I miss you ... You used to always say to me " What you fat motha fucka? You can't tell me you love me? " ... Fats I love you so much. I'm not the type of person to air or show my feelings out for other mother fuckers to see, but I got to send this letter out to you. Just know that what ever Irish mountain or cloud that you are sitting on , smile n smoken that blunt with the Bottoms Crown. Know that what ever time I leave this earth, who ever is standing to your right bump em the fuck down one cause Bubba is coming. I love you forever & always. 

                                 Your lil Brother 

                                 That Honkey 


Almost A Year Ago ;

Shared by Hailey Speakman on December 5, 2011

 Almost a year ago ; 

this lovely father left us ;

left his two beautiful daughters with another on the way ;

left his fam[ily] ;

left his friends ;

uncle skip you was my idol . 

i looked up to you ;

i can't believe you left me in this fucked up world all alone ; 

the nights have gotten longer ; 

the days have gotten shorter ;

since you left ; 

Rest In Peace Uncle Skip ;

I Miss You Like Crazy



-- Hailey Nicole Speakman <3

Dear Skip ;

Shared by Hailey Speakman on March 19, 2011

Thanks for the beautiful day yesterday & today. You may be gone but never forgotten, you walk with jesus now & its his turn to love you. We all still love you. Everday i see something that reminds me of you. it makes me want to cry just remebering how everythin ended. i hate the way it ended , nobody wanted or thought it would end this way,  Everybody misses you, i know your right here i just can see you & we'll all see you somedaay , & you just need to rest take some stress off dont worry about your babies , they'll be okay & we all got everything under control ; SKiip - your forever missed i'll talk to you tomorrow rest up ;

goodnighttt ;

love yoou.

Shared by Niky Mabry Puckett on December 19, 2010

Many nights wasted playing some cutthroat and 9ball, dollars bills in the corner pockets. Everyone there always a bunch of diehard mother fers!!!! We'd be fighting in the front yard, the alleys and on the corners, we were some down ass mo fos....  Many times I remember rolling in the blue nova Skip and Greg in the front seat laughing singing chilling. I dont know how many times J.Puckett would be calling and we'd be laughing  (dude she aint here). Ha ha ha he had my back. Thanks Skippy. Man im going to miss you.  Sara wherever you are I miss you girl and im sorry. All the nights riding to campus Gibby always trying to get front seat.... Well Bubby your an angel now and its God's turn to love you but we'll continue to love you as well and we (all your true friends& family) will  do whatever we can to help Trina and those beautiful baby girls and of course Mom, the girls and Lil Rex.. Dont worry and rest awhile with Grandma take a load off your chest, I'm sure its well over do... Goodnight and Sweet dreams Kesley Ray Ellis. Skip, Skippy, Honk, Down Ass Honky, Friend, Cousin, Bubby, Brother,Father and Son.....  One love  Just me and my bitch!!!!  Honkeys 4 life!!!!  May God Rest Your Soul...      Much love to the family and God bless you all.       Always , Niky Mabry Puckett.                                    ,         

Shared by Skip Ellis on December 19, 2010

All the way up to the ohsix.
When you least expect it.
But if you love them, and they love you the same way, believe they got they're eyes on you right now.

Sail on across the sky I see you on the other side you helped me so much, I'm much obliged I never got to thank you.
Sail on across the sky I soldier up and dry my eyes I wish that I had got to hold you, but I'm just glad that I got to know you.

G hit me on the nextel chirp and he told me "big homie don't repeat these words but I just heard this 'bout the B-I-G and I can't get ahold of Jelly."
I'm the one that made them phone calls dreaden' havin' tah talk to my road dog.
I'm the one that went and beat on his front door.
The look on my face kinda described what I came for.
Tried to keep him focused when he was ready to go to war.
But then again, ain't that what friends are really for?
Biggie, I know we never was that close, but I can't describe the impact it had on Road.
I did a show with lil' dude just the other night, he made everybody in that bitch be quiet and have a moment of silence like real G's do.
Lighters up, in memory of you big homie.

I can still see us at the red light, homes.
Customized whips with the headlights on.
Boxes bangin' them old gangsta songs, everybody tryin' tah figure out what went wrong.
I done seen every one of my people hurt.
Been there when my homeboy was 'bout to go berserk.
Been that dude, myself.
I done carried the casket, had to look at my homeboy after he got blasted.
Nothin's guaranteed, take advantage of today, 'cause you never know when your life will be taken away.
And when I go, just let me slide across the sky.
Because you gotta know, baby, even bosses die.
Just imagine me on streets of gold, ridin' chrome.
Think of it like this: daddy called me home.
I ain't gone, I'm right here you just can't see me.
But we can still talk, why you think I made them CD's?

I'm as free as a bird, now.
And this bird you cannot change.

Who'd have thought you'd see me in ICU?
Prob'ly thought I'd see you in ICU.
You can't see me, but I see you.
Wish you could hear me sayin' "Baby, just be cool."
I know it's gon' be hard without me there.
You can make it, baby, just hold me down.
I'm on the other side, where it's all clearer.
Don't feel sorry for me, feel sorry for my pall bearer.
It's gon' take a dozen people just to tote your homie to the hole.
Quit all that cryin' and holdin' on, go on let me go.
This ain't the first time we done been through this together.
I know you didn't think I'll be here forever.
Tomorrow's not promised, I took advantage of the moment.
I never was happy here, yeah, and you know this.
I was discontent like an instrument that had no one to play it, you know what I'm sayin'?


R.I.H Big Homie!

Shared by Skip Ellis on December 19, 2010

One man is dead and another is under arrest Saturday morning after a traffic crash led to a shooting on the city’s West Side.

Columbus police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Schultz Avenue at 3:07 a.m. Saturday to a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found Kelsey R. Ellis, 34, lying on the street with a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Ellis was transported to Mount Carmel West Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 3:45 a.m.

Police arrested 45-year-old Marvin D. Clinton of Columbus.

Clinton was charged with murder.

According to police, Ellis and Clinton were involved in a minor traffic crash before the shooting.

Ellis' death was the city’s 103rd homicide of 2010.

Anyone with information was asked to call CPD's homicide squad at 614-645-4730.

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