Michael Lawrence Ellison Jr.,

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Michael Lawrence Ellison, Jr. was born on October 11, 1984 to Dianna Lynn Brice and Michael Ellison Sr. He came with a head full of hair and the longest prettiest eyelashes, which became his calling card even into adulthood. As a child, Mike was kind and always ready to smile, laugh and play. His playful nature garnered him the nickname “Woodie.” As a youth he played little league with the Mt. Vernon Tigers, he was a Maryland pool regular and a part of one of best youth league basketball teams Beatty Recreation Center produced. With his lifelong friends in tow he became a drummer with African Beginnings Children’s Dance Ensemble. Michael attended East High School and graduated in 2003 as a Section leader of the Funk Mob drumline for the East High School Marching Tigers under Ms. Martha Hal and Marcel Reeder.
Michael knew early that he had a free spirit and working for “the man” wasn’t his path. He entered The Ohio State University Barber School and found his niche.’ After graduation Michael began providing services at a small shop on the westside called “Righteous Cuts,” it was then, Mike cut into the barber world! Due to his special talent of connecting to people, listening actively and finding silver linings, he built up a clientele that would follow him for the next 15 years. Here, co-workers became mentors and brothers, and clients became best friends. Mike’s professional journey had turned into a place of love, growth and wisdom.

In 2010, Mike became a dad. Beaming with pride, his legacy would carry on with the birth of his first son, Michael Ellison III. Family had always been important to him, but this started a new and important chapter in his life. Family dinners and activities were top of the list of ways to enjoy life. Traveling to celebrate family and friends also became important as trips to hang with the St. Louis family on down to Alabama could never be missed, if he could help it. He just recently returned from Jamaica celebrating his favorite guy, his brother, D’von. Michael was thrilled at the opportunity to become a dad again when his Fiancé’ Shyann Graham announced she was expecting. In October, the Ellison clan welcomed its last princess with Milanna Lynn Ellison. Mike spent many days just cooking and playing with his children, Michael, Mi’Air, Kristionna and Michael Lee Taylor and Milanna Lynn, who he nicknamed “Poodie Woodie.”

Michael was patient and understanding. Anyone could talk to him about their problems, situation or difficulties and he would listen, offer advice and tell you when to just “let it go.” He found joy and laughter in troublesome times and could bring a smile across your face with ease. He had compassion for all, no matter where their life had taken them.

His grandmother instilled kindness, Aunt Julie was his inspiration, Aunt Robin was his protector and Uncle Ed and Jay were his mentors along with being his babysitter. He loved all and was loved by all. And for this, he leaves behind a true example of what humanity is all about….honor one another.

He was preceded in death by great grandparents, Lemon and Marion Ellison and Geraldine Stevens. Grandparents, Julius and Annie Brice and Michael Stevens and Tarry Ellison (Waxie Gordon). Uncle Robert Ellison, Great Aunts and Uncles; Gwen Johnson, Brenda and Marvin Stevens, Ethel Pauding, Robert Dudley, James Bolden, David Triplett and his special cousin, Tatum L. Brice.

Those who remain with great memories of Michael Lawerence Ellison, Jr.; Children, Michael, Mi’Air, Milianni Ellison and bonus children, Kristionna Conner and Michael Taylor. His parents, Dianna Conner, Michael Ellison Sr. Brother, D’von (Chacere); Sisters, Tamia, Mykeisha and Brianna. Grandmother, Lou Stevens; Aunts and Uncles; Robin (Joseph) Gammon, Edward (Lynette), Julie Brice, Julius (Brittany) Brice, Tiffany, Terrance, Dejuan, Troy Stevens and Jeanine (Gary) Mullins. Special niece, Honestee and Aunt Darcella Smoot. Special friends, Larry, Donte, C-low, Cowboy, Ike Belcher and Kevin Seals. To his beloved cousins who’s bond is unbreakable through the best and hardest of
times. Remember, he is always with you…

Visitation 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, March 29, 2024.

Visitation 9:00 AM Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Gospel Lighthouse, 600 Frebis Ave. 43206.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. latonda R Dukes

    Lynn, I really do not know what to say but Mike will be fine like he always have FLY HIGH
    and you are so GOOD now.

    Love you Forever

  2. kyisha steward

    STILL in disbelief that you are no longer with us!! my birthday twin I going to miss you so much!! I’m praying hard for whoever knew you and loved you just like I did! Every year on 1011 I’m make sure your name is on my cake! FLY HIGH MIKE LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER EBOO…..

  3. Mercedes Williams

    To:Michael , Lynn and family, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time in the loss of your
    son. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. May God
    Wrap his loving arms tightly around each one of you in those days too come and give you peace
    like only he can. GBU All❤️ Will be keeping the family our Mercedes Williams
    and family!! Jeannine’s (Mother)

  4. Mercedes Williams

    To:Michael,Lynn and family Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time in the loss of your Son. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers.❤️May God Wrap his loving arms tightly around each one of you in those days too come and give you the peace like only he can give. GBU ALL, Will be keeping the family in our hearts and prayers ❤️ Mercedes Williams (Jeannine’s) Mother!❤️

  5. My sympathies Lynn. I will miss the celebration of his life Saturday but will be thinking of you.
    A life taken way too soon.

  6. Victoria conner

    I am sorry for Mike passing you got my condolences and keep your head up I luv you he is just resting peacefully

  7. Michelle Malone

    My condolences to the family . Praying for a healing heart

  8. Antoinette M White

    Condolences to Lyn and her family may the lord be with you at this hard time

  9. Marcella Conner

    Sorry for your Loss Lynn, Keeping the family in prayer God Bless!

  10. Danesha Lunsford

    Lynn… I am not sure of any words of comfort My head and heart are heavy for your loss… I am praying for all of you for your spirit for your mind for your heartache.. know that you have a family a village a community that you all can lean on. Dee and Oliver

  11. Mike will be truly missed!! He was a funny wonderful loving spirit. God said his job was complete so he had to return!! We must remember those of us who are in Christ that death is not the end for us!!!

  12. This is just so sad.

    Rest peacefully Mike, you will be missed.

  13. My heart goes out to the entire family of Michael and we are sending our deepest condolences and pray that each and every one of you will hold strong through this storm and even though he is no longer physically with you he will always remain in your heart

  14. Daniel and Cereda Rispress

    We are praying for you all as you press your way through grief. We trust you will be carried through by the mighty loving hands of The Lord Jesus Christ.
    The Royal Kingdom Ministries Church family. Daniel and Cereda Rispress, Apostles- Mary Turner, Evangelist-Shelly Martin, Teacher-Brenda Dudley, Pastor.

  15. Monica Mitchell & Mildred Cook

    To Lynn and Family:

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy and may God that knows your aching heart and sees each tear that is shed put his arms around you and keep you in his care…

  16. I love you my brother

  17. Maurice Ferguson

    I know there are no words that can ease your pain. But Mike was a great dude, he will be truly missed. Rip bro!

  18. Ashley R. Taylor-Woods

    Praying for the family, his children and most importantly his sisters Bri and Mykeisha who I know love and adored him so very much. Please know that you are with me in prayer and know that it takes one day at a time and I’m here for you guys with whatever I can help with during this time love you guys.

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