Berry Highland West

9913 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN


Charles Edward Ellis

October 19, 1956June 2, 2019

Charles E. Ellis, born October 19, 1956 in Detroit, MI, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Knoxville, TN after a long battle with cancer. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1976. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Lou and Robert Ellis, grandma, Della Bush; sisters, Alma Qualls, Della Barber, and Brenda Geller. He is survived by sons, Charles R. Ellis and Derek Ellis; brothers, Steven and Robert George Ellis Jr.; sisters, Patricia Ann Miller and Polly Milligan; 5 grandchildren, Abigail, Austin, Kyler, Kenzie, and Konner; special niece, Christina Branam as well as several nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. Special thank you to Dr. Brad Flaming and staff and U.T. Hospice. Charles family will have a memorial service Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:00pm at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville, TN.


  • Graveside Service Friday, June 14, 2019


Charles Edward Ellis

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Tina Vincent

June 6, 2019

He was a kind man, and through his sickness he keeped a positive attitude . It was a joy to get to be one of his nurses. He would make us laugh and cry, but he shared to us he was ready to go home. Our prays are with his family.

Paige Patterson

June 6, 2019

My heart broke when I found out that Charles passed away. He meant the world to me. He always had kind words to say. I could only hope that I helped him feel that he was cared for in the time I knew him. I dearly Loved him. I know that he is no longer suffering and that I will see him again one day but it doesn't ease the pain in my heart right now.

Forever your friend and nurse

Stacey Henderlight

June 5, 2019

My heart broke when Charles told me about the diagnosis and time he had left. He was honestly my best friend...I was blessed to have him in my life. He brought me such joy..had the best advice..listened to me and allowed me to cry on his shoulder. I loved that special man and truly feel he cared for me also. To the family: you guys are in my thought and prayers. Much love

Scott Brady

June 5, 2019

Eddie you was a great friend and will be missed go rest high on the mountain ya work here is done we will got it from here my friend GOD BLESS LOVE YOU my friend tell. We meet again in heaven

D. Evans, Sr. and Judy Evans

June 4, 2019

Eddie, we’ll always remember the good times. You were a wonderful brother and friend. Rest now, always loved...
Darrell, Judy, Scot, and Cody Evans

pauline milligan

June 4, 2019

he was the a genuine, loving , caring person. he would help anyone also donated to toys for tots, ST judes, and wounded warriors. i
he will be greatly missed.