Adam J. Ellison


Adam Jerome Ellison born on February 19, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio he was the last living of 12 children born to the late Lemon J. and Josephine Ellison.

He joined the U. S. Army at the age of 17 years old and fought in the Korean War, honorably discharged after 4 years of service. After the service he married Gloria (Anderson) Ellison together they raised three boys and four girls. He was a featherweight champ for Douglas before working at D.C.S.C where he later retired after 37 years of employment. He loved Church where he attended CRC.

Adam J (Mr. Ellison) was well known in Columbus and loved by many. He was a brilliant and fabulous husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend to anyone who came in contact with him. He had a heart of a giant, and it was Golden.

He was called home Saturday March 6, 2021 at the age of 89, at The Dayton VA Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Adam is proceeded in death by his parents, loving wife Gloria Ellison, sisters Pearl Martin and Ella May Phillips, brothers Elbert, Ernest, Freddie Lee, John, Clement, Arthur, William and Lemon Jr. Ellison, nephew Ernest Lee, youngest Son Rodney Ellison, granddaughter Chasmine Marie.

He leaves to cherish his memories sons Adam (Maki) Ellison, Stanley Ellison, daughters Gloria Jean, Cheryl (Kevin) Weaver, Jada Ellison and Constance Ellison, 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and host of relatives and friends.

Private Visitation 9:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, March 20, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.


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  1. Can you rest in peace my friend when we moved on the street you was the best neighbor we’ve ever had God be with you and your family you will be missed

  2. you rest in peace my friend when we moved on the street you was the best neighbor we’ve ever had God be with you and your family you will be missed

  3. Jo Ann Ellison

    My family and I are so sad to hear of my dear uncle Adam passing . I give my condolences to his immediate family and pray for them dearly May God be with them through their time of sorrow.

  4. Dorothy Spencer(MS DJ)

    Sad to hear of the passing of my friend Adam.
    You were such a good man full of joy and happiness.
    I am grateful for the good times we shared. You will always be remembered as ADAM J ELLISON( he would alway say his full name). Rest on! DJ

  5. So very sorry fo the loss of uncle Adam. Praying for my Ellison family. I won’t be able to be there because of work.

  6. So sorry for the loss of Uncle Adam. Praying for the Ellison family.

  7. Me and my family want to offer our deepest condolences Adam Ellison was good to me treated me like family and I loved him like family

  8. TeNiqka Hairston

    To the Ellison family, we offer our deepest and sincerest condolences. Losing someone who exuded love and kindness is truly the hardest part of living life. Their spirit is rare and touch our hearts at the core. Dottie made a lasting impression on our family and we celebrate his life and his legacy with you. To be absent from the body is to be present with Lord. May we find peace in The Word of God which is breath and life to us all.
    Love you all,
    The Hairston Family

  9. Elder Janice Phillips Thompson

    We the Phillips family was so sorry to hear of the passing of our uncle. You have our deepest condolences to his immediate family. Love to each one of you and may God continue to keep you Love The Phillips Family

  10. Calvin & Shalonda Upchurch

    Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Pops will be missed dearly.

  11. Yvonne Stevenson

    Yvonne Stevenson

    My family and I are sadden to hear of cousin Adam’s passing. We offer our deepest and sincere condolences to the Ellisons and may GOD bless and keep the Family during this your time of sorrow.
    May Adam’s spirit of Love, Kindness, Helpfulness continue to exist throughout this Ellison Family.

    Cousin Vonnie. (Deceased Aunt Loraine and uncle Bill’s daughter)

  12. Madgie Hairston

    Praying for peace and comfort to Jada & Connie in the passing of your father.

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