Tommie Ellis (May 25, 1959 - May 15, 2019)

Tommie Ellis (May 25, 1959 - May 15, 2019)



Tommie “Slick” Ellis, born in Lynwood, CA, has taken his last ride here on earth and now rides with his brothers that have gone before him in heaven. Preceded in death by his mother, Mary Rose Franklin, son Justin Brown, sister Linda Robinson, and other family. He is survived by the love of his life, Patti Inman of St Joseph, MI, sons Tommy Brown of Garland, TX, and Zachary Inman of Hartford, MI, daughter Angel (Joe) Truelove of Hartford, MI, sister Deb Morrison of Watervliet, MI, seven grandchildren - Gabriel, Alexus, Xavier, Kolton, Payton, Lux, and Zayden, and countless Avengers MC brothers and other riding companions. He is reunited with his baby dogs - Scooter, Ladybug, Haille, and Yenko - who have been there waiting with wagging tails for their belly rubs and treats.



Slick was a connoisseur of certain things, but he truly was a simple man - he simply liked you...or he didn’t. He loved being on two wheels with a Harley motor between his legs, classic American muscle (Chevy, not Ford), and his little baby dog, Remington. He lived his life to the fullest and fastest. Although he was dealt many blows, his heart and determination drove him to continue chasing the dream. He was a tattoo enthusiast, proud advocate of the second amendment, and was never afraid to voice his opinion about these topics - or anything else for that matter. To know to him was to love him and more than anything else, he deeply loved his family and friends. He would go to great lengths for any one of them at any time. He will be greatly missed, but we know every time we hear an engine rev, we’ll smile a little because we know he’s up there telling them to give that engine hell and show him what it’s got. His memory will go on forever. We take solace in the knowledge that he is at peace and will be waiting with that big grin of his for all of us to be called to be with him.



The family will hold a memorial service at a later date and details will be provided to his loved ones. His family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any no-kill animal shelter in his name as per his wishes. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, St. Joseph. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. 




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