ELLIS, LaVern  -
ELLIS, LaVern, 71, of Dayton, ended her earthly journey on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Born April 14, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Amanda L. Hudson and Marion L. Hudson. She was a devoted Christian mother, sister, aunt, and friend, who retired from General Motors after 30 years of service, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, decorating and volunteering. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Hudson, Sr., son-in-law, Michael Ward, and brother-in-law, Mark Philmore. LaVern is survived by her daughter, Tracy Ellis-Ward, son, Theron (MaShonda), and stepdaughter, Teresa; seven grandchildren, Gabrielle, Langston, Theron, Jr., Tobias, Trevon, Tevin and Jamie, and one great-grandchild, Jayna; sisters, Margaret, June, Linda, Anita (Harold) and Vivianne, and brothers, Clarence (Wanda), Mark and Ronald; in addition to a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and other relatives. Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 9, at H.H. Roberts Mortuary. Family & friends visitation will commence one hour prior to service at 10:00 AM. Interment Willow View Cemetery.