Willis Ellison

Hamilton County

, Jr., Willis N. "Lil Walt" Ellison, Jr., 67, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away in Detroit, Mich., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.He is preceded in death by his father, Willis Sr.; mother, Mattie Pearl; brother, David; sisters, Mildred and Patricia.He is survived by seven daughters; one son; several grandchildren of Detroit, Mich.; brothers, Robert (Barbara) Ellison; Kenneth (Heidi) Ellison; Charles Charleston; sisters; Mary (Orlando) Williams; Pearlie (Rufus) Jones; Janice (James) Ballard; Angie (Michael) Armour; Cheryl (Ted) Ellison; and Yolanda Garrett; all of Chattanooga, Tenn.; A host of nieces and nephews.Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment - Highland Memorial Gardens.The body will lie in state from Noon 6 p.m. today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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