Ellis Davis was born June 20, 1928, in El Dorado to Willie Davis and Lena Woods. He passed on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was a member of Zion Watch Baptist Church where he served as the President of the Usher Board and later Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served as President of the Usher Board.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Earnestine Davis; step-children; Joanne of El Dorado, Annette, Barbara, and Veronica all of Little Rock; Eshom, Herman, Robert, Rick, and Jaymes Thomas. Ellis Davis had sixteen children, Glynn E. Davis (Gale) and Betty Kemp-Billingly (J.B.) of El Dorado; Scelestine Creer of Las Vegas, Nevada and Carolyn Hunter (Ed) of Arkadelphia, Johnny Davis (Diane) of El Dorado, Edward Davis of Shreveport, Ellis Charles Davis of Smackover, Billy J. Davis of El Dorado, Felicia Davis of Smackover and Antonio Davis (Lakia) of El Dorado; sister, Willie Jean Davis of Milwaukee, WI; 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren.
Public visitation will be from noon until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at Sims Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Zion Watch Baptist Church. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com.