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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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
Herb, Flo and Stacie Tolar lit a candle for Howard L. 'Sonny' Ellis Jr.
Herb, Flo and Stacie Tolar lit a candle on Nov 11 2017 12:16:18 PM
May our Lord comfort and keep your family in his loving embrace always....rest in peace, Sonny
Submitted by Herbie, Florence and Stacie Tolar on Nov 11 2017 12:14:41 PM
As your neighbors for almost 6 years, it's like family and we both are so heartbroken to learn of Sonnys sudden death. Both Anne & I will be thinking of Lisa during this difficult period for the entire family. May Peace and understanding guide you in the days to come. -Anne & Charlie
Submitted by Charlie & Anne Tooley on Nov 11 2017 08:58:20 AM
It was such honor and privilege to care for Sonny during his stay in the ICU after heart surgery. I'm so sorry to hear of his untimely passing. I offer my thoughts and prayers to the family. May God give you peace during your time of loss.
Bryce Neely, ICU RN
Submitted by Bryce Neely on Nov 10 2017 11:00:39 PM
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Bryce Neely, ICU RN lit a candle on Nov 10 2017 10:51:17 PM
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