Albert Robinson Ellis, Jr. age of 87, a lifetime resident of Baton Rouge, was called home to the Kingdom of God by his Savior Jesus Christ and beloved wife, Mildred Ellis, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Albert was a devout child of Christ, a loving husband, a caring father, and a wonderful grandfather. He was an ordained Deacon in the Catholic Church and diligently served his Diaconate at St. George Catholic Church, his home parish. Albert is survived by his 5 children, Jan Ellis, Joni Luce and husband, Steve Luce, Robby Ellis, Andrew Ellis and Michael Ellis; his seven grandchildren, Derek Luce, Taylor Luce and his wife, Meagan Smith Luce, Drew, Lindsey and Lauren Ellis and Madelyn and Grant Ellis. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mildred Dugas Ellis. Visitation will be held at St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St George Dr, Baton Rouge, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10:00 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM, and celebrated by Reverend Mike Schatzle, Reverend Thomas Ranzino, Bishop Robert Muench, and numerous other Priests of the Baton Rouge Diocese. Interment to follow at St. George Catholic Cemetery. The family graciously requests that donations in Albert's name to be made to St. George Catholic Church. The family would like to thank the staff of the Hospice of Baton Rouge for their special care and support. Family and friends may sign our online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Please accept my condolences on your loss. May your memories comfort your heart; and God help your family during this time of sorrow. Isa.41:13
Robbie and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We didn't know your Dad but have always heard great things about him. He must have been a wonderful man...he raised you. It is so hard to loose a loved one even when you know their suffering is finished, we still miss them. He will always be in your heart.
Our prayers go out to you and your family.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Greg and Brenda Roberts
Greg and Brenda Robertsbaton rouge, LA
Jan, Joni and boys: mere words cannot wholly express the love, honor and respect I have in my heart for your father. He was a wonderful man, a great father and very devoted husband...The world truly needs more like him. His duties to our Lord, our church and parish were endless and i'm sure tireless yet he persevered through the toughest of times. What a credible example he was. He and Mildred were the best this family presented to this world. My deepest regrets and sympathy to you all.....With love and prayers..... cousin Judy
Judy Smith ConnorBaton Rouge, LA
I am so sorry I can't be with you to celebrate the life of such a great man! His friendship and support throughout my life at St George was tremendous. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed!
Sharon DucoteMontgomery, AL
One of my favorite people in the world! Deacon Ellis' homilies always touched me. I credit him as a major reason that I decided to become catholic over 25 years ago. He counseled me on many occasions & offered me support & guidance through many difficult times in my life. He holds a special place in my heart & I will be forever grateful to him. My condolences to all his family. Sending prayers of comfort🙏
Eva Harrison HartBaton Rouge, LA
Albert was an awesome man. Devoted to Mildred and his family, he also found time to make St. George his family. There were times that Albert held the parish together. He was a remarkable deacon, giving the best homilies. He was kind and gentle and a true Christian. What more can one hope to be?
Marvin BorgmeyerBaton Rouge, LA
My Dad was a Man of Christ and His life was God and family. I will forever remember the Christian values and morals that he taught me and I have tried to pass that down to my own children. I know that he is now in Heaven with Our Lord and the love of his life, my Mama. I will miss talking LSU sports with him but I know he will be cheering the Tigers on in Heaven. I love you Dad. I am proud to call you my Father. Love from your best son, Andrew
Andrew Ellis, LA
I couldn't have chosen a better father.Absolutely the best there ever was! I will miss him till I see him in Heaven!
Michael EllisBaton Rouge, LA
I have known Albert since 1971 when my family came to Baton Rouge and St. George. We attended Manresa for many years on the same weekend. Also, we were two of the first twenty Eucharistic Ministers called to serve by Fr. Brou in May 1976. Albert is one of the finest men I have ever known. I never heard him say anything negative about people or events. He was completely devoted to Mildred all their married life, especially when she was ill. Albert was many things to many people, and he is as close to a saint as anyone I have ever met. Albert, pray for me, a sinner.
GLENN BRYSONBATON ROUGE, LA