Warren Darnell Ellis

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Warren passed away peacefully on December 29, 2019, after a gradual decline in health. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family and caregivers during the last days of his transition. 

Warren was born in Cartersville, Georgia. In 1964, he decided to enlist into the United States Army and serve his country as an Infantry Direct Fire Crewman (11H20). His tour of duty includes: Fort Gordon, GA (Basic Training); Fort Stewart, GA (Advanced Training); Fort Bragg, NC (Special School) and the 36th Infantry Brigade, Friedberg, Germany. He was awarded the Expert Infantry Badge (EIB). Upon completion of his obligation of duty, he received an Honorable discharge in 1969, as a Specialist (E4-T). After Warren served his nation abroad, he came back to Cartersville, GA, where he worked at McDonalds and as a Veterinarian. Shortly afterwards he secured a job working at Union Carbide, where he eventually retired after 30 plus years. 

He remained in Cartersville upon retirement and was a pillar of the community, in which he was recognized by the Bartow County Emancipation Proclamation Committee for outstanding humanitarian acts to the citizens of Bartow County in 2009.

Warren is survived by three children and an (ex-spouse): Desmond, Dorian and Danielle (Merisa); two daughters-in-law: Temekka and Charlene; six grandchildren: Aramis, Micara, Zuri, Amaka, Leah and Life; one great-grandchild: Camron; three brothers: Elmer, Willie, and Braynard; one sister: Elsie Pruitt; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife: Linell Winford-Ellis; one brother: Clifford; and one sister: JoAnn Sullivan.