Marvin Ellis Williams

February 19, 1942March 8, 2018

Marvin Ellis Williams, 76, of Charlotte, NC went to his heavenly home on March 8, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ellis is survived by his devoted wife, Brenda, his loving daughter, Tamara (Kozlow), her husband, Jon and their three children, Eva, Sophia and Tristan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Melvia, and his brother, Dixon. Ellis was born February 19, 1942 in Autryville, NC. He excelled in school and sports, particularly baseball and basketball, and worked hard helping on the family farm. He was clever, with a quick wit and could tell a great story. A patriotic man, Ellis proudly served his country in Vietnam as part of the 1st Air Cavalry Division of the United States Army and went on to graduate from East Carolina University in 1971. He had a successful career as a partner in a local CPA firm until his retirement in 2011. He had many loyal clients that he served diligently and generously. Ellis was a humble man of utmost integrity and had a passion for helping people through difficult financial times. Ellis loved God first and was a loyal member of Carmel Baptist Church for 40 years. He cherished his wife of more than 53 years, Brenda. His soul mate, Ellis loved Brenda faithfully and unconditionally, for a lifetime. He was a patient and tenderhearted father to Tamara whom he taught so much - how to drive (a little fast) and hit a golf ball - and who will always be his little girl. Ellis was a proud Papa to his three adoring grandchildren who think he hung the moon, and he treasured his son-in-law, Jon and Jon’s parents, Paul and Marie. Words cannot express how much Ellis loved and was loved by his extended family and friends, and he had some of the best in the world. Many of his happiest times were on the golf course with his buddies, on their annual golf trip or just eating country ham and biscuits with them…before golf. We know he is teeing it up in heaven, hitting it long and definitely straight. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews, NC 28105. Memorial donations made to the Levine Cancer Center are appreciated,


  • Memorial Service Sunday, March 11, 2018

Marvin Ellis Williams

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March 11, 2018

Sorry For Your Loss!


March 10, 2018

Accept my deepest condolences in your loss. As you cope during this difficult time, find strength in the words: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those.....will hear his voice and come out.”