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The Rev. Lee Ester Ellison

Services for the Rev. Lee Ester Ellison of Brookhaven are 11a.m. Thursday at Hopewell M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. with a family hourfrom 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Rev. Ellison, 75, died June 4, 2005, at his residence. Hewas born in Lincoln County on Jan. 18, 1930, to the late Edgar LeeEllison and Myrtis Warren Ellison.

He was retired. He was a member of Hopewell M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Jessica MaeEllison; son, Johnny Lee Ellison; and sister Mary NellCrawford.

Survivors are his son, Lawrence Smith of Jackson; daughter, MaeJoyce Smith of Brookhaven; brother, Willie B. Ellison of Gulfport;sister, Willie Mae Perraquez of Dallas; eight grandchildren; fourgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a specialcompanion, Linda May of Brookhaven; and a host of nieces, nephewsand other relatives and friends.