Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Leonard "Lennie" Ellis

Leonard "Lennie" C. Ellis Jr., 74, of Glen Allen, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 12, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Esther Ellis; brothers, Brady, and Tommy Ellis. He is survived by his wife, Cindy E. Ellis; and his children, Dee Ellis Miller (Jerry), Clay Ellis III (Kelley), Dennis Ellis; and their mother, Bonnie Dorsey Lee; children, Michael Ellis (Jeanine), Mark Ellis (Amber), Danny Ellis (Sharon); and their mother, Shirley Ellis; stepdaughter, Katie Phillips; grandchildren, Casey and Chris Rudolph, Stephanie, Chris and Samantha Miller, Clay IV, Chad, Catie and Corey (Lindsey) Ellis, Jonathan Ellis, Kevin (Michelle), Brooke and Sarah Ellis, Allen and Cutch Ellis, Brendan, Brian, Morgan, Madison, and Sumerlyn Ellis; great-grandchildren, Autumn Midget, James and Garrett Miller, Neleah, Haven, and Laken Ellis; sister, Beverly Fowler; brother, Stewart Ellis; and beloved dog, Baby.

Lennie was a local businessman and entrepreneur. He was also a musician and pilot. He was the owner of Able Equipment Company, Ellis Financial Corporation. and Ellis Warehouse Mini Storage. He was past chairman of the Aviation Board of Virginia, member of Glen Allen #131 Masonic Lodge and ACCA Temple.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ashland, Va. He loved to travel, especially to Key West where he had a second home. Lennie was generous and kind and never met a stranger.

Visitation and funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church, 800 Thompson Street, Ashland, Va. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Funeral services 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Interment will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park.

Because of his passion and love for the sport of rodeo and PBR (Professional Bull Riders), contributions may be made to Riders Relief Fund, 101 West River Walk, Pueblo, Colorado 81003 or www.riderrelief.org.