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Jean A. Ellis


Sunrise: October 31, 1946

Sunset: March 7, 2020

Minister Jean Auver Ellis, 73, took her wings to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2020. She is predeceased by her (husband) Dexter Ellis, (mother) Marian Preston Griffin and (grandson) Jamel Griffin.

Jean earned her bachelor’s degree in business management through Norfolk State University in 1985. With the call to work for God, she was employed as a prayer counselor for CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) in Virginia Beach, VA. She was a longtime member and minister at St. Mark Deliverance Center. She was a devoted wife, mother and a true woman of God.

Survivors include her daughters Joanell Reid, Jamie Jones and Roberta Griffin, (father) Rev. Joseph E. Griffin, (6 siblings) Robert Griffin, Joan Newman, Jaqueline Knight, Gloria Brown Aaron Griffin and Odessa Ward, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Viewing Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service Monday, March 16, 2020 9:00am St. Mark Deliverance Center 3801 Turnpike Road Portsmouth, VA 23701 Interment Albert G. Horton Jr. Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Sheryll Drake Lundy says

    Rest In Peace, Jean. A friend and neighbor for more than 70 years. I can truly say that she loved the Lord.

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    Ellen White says

    Deepest Sympathy to You, and your Family on the Loss of your love one.
    May she forever rest.
    The work she done will Last.
    Jackie neighbor.
    Ellen Leo, and Al.
    March 15, 2020

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    Cherri Stinson says

    We extend our sincere sympathy to the Griffin and Ellis family.
    From,
    David & Cherri Stinson Family

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    Princess Charles Llanos says

    In this difficult time, may GOD hold close to his heart where he can feel your deepest loss, and feel you with his
    His deepest LOVE….
    With prayers and love from, Princess Charles, Llanos and family 💗 bff

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    Princess Charles, Llanos says

    In this difficult time, may GOD hold you all close to his heart where he can feel your deepest loss, and feel you with his
    His deepest LOVE….
    With prayers and love from, Princess Charles, Llanos and family 💗 bff

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    Sandra Powell says

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family today and always

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