Howard L. ’Sonny’ Ellis Jr., 47 of Bluffton and husband of Lisa Leanne Lloyd-Ellis passed away on November 8, 2017 at Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Island, SC.
Sonny was born in Savannah, GA on November 5, 1970 to the late Howard L. Ellis and Ann Martin Hart Ellis.
Sonny was a licensed boat captain who enjoyed fishing and boating on the Maye River. He was a mortgage broker. He was a member of the Bluffton Men’s Club. Sonny loved camping and traveling with his wife, Lisa.
Sonny is survived by his wife, his sister Anne M. ‘Punkin’ Ellis of Casselberry, FL; his uncle Richard Ellis (Barbara) and cousins Shannon Davis (Crissy) and Gene Davis.
In memory of Sonny please consider sending memorials to Save Sonny's Bluff, c/o United Community Bank, 52 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton, SC 29910.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends.
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Colleen Horne lit a candle for Howard L. 'Sonny' Ellis Jr.
Colleen Horne lit a candle on Nov 14 2017 09:27:20 AM
RIP my friend, you will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Lisa and family.
Submitted by Colleen Horne on Nov 14 2017 09:26:27 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless you with comfort as you recall all the beautiful scenes of Sonny you have in your hearts.
Submitted by Kenneth, Estelle, Mark, Michelle & Steve Ellis on Nov 12 2017 08:48:22 PM
Connie Harmon lit a candle for Howard L. 'Sonny' Ellis Jr.
Connie Harmon lit a candle on Nov 12 2017 05:06:10 PM
Will always Remember out time together my dear friend. RIP
Submitted by Merri on Nov 11 2017 04:51:55 PM
I am so saddened to hear about Sonny. I remember him as a boy with his sister visiting in the 80s with my mom and grandmother. My grandmother Margaret Brower’s mom, my great grandmother, was a Martin and a cousin to Sonny’s grandmother Emma Hart. I rememebr the good times with his parents later and seeing Sonny visit for a short time. Rest In Peace.
Submitted by Chuck Hogye on Nov 11 2017 04:28:49 PM
Lynn Judd lit a candle for Howard L. 'Sonny' Ellis Jr.
Lynn Judd lit a candle on Nov 11 2017 03:13:41 PM
Sonny was such a friendly, caring man who has left us much too soon. Sending prayers of healing to his family and friends.
Submitted by Melanie Belcher on Nov 11 2017 12:46:13 PM
Punkin, I'm so sorry for your loss. It sure has been a rough past couple years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Submitted by Marti (Ellis) Gwin on Nov 11 2017 12:42:03 PM
Lisa, this is Sonny's first cousin, Marti. Sonny's dad and my dad are brothers. I live in Oregon now and haven't seen Sonny for many years but we grew up around one another when we were younger. Also, my husband and I lived in Savannah for several years when we were first married and often spent time with the family in Bluffton. I visited Uncle Howard and Aunt Anne about a year before Howard died but unfortunately didn't get a chance to see you and Sonny while we were passing through. I'm sorry we have never met. I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. What a shock this has been, Sonny will be missed.
Submitted by Marti Gwin on Nov 11 2017 12:38:33 PM
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