Dr. Malcolm Eugene Ellis, ED.D

  • Born: October 15, 1929
  • Died: January 12, 2019
  • Location: Pickens, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630

Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dr. Malcolm E. Ellis, 89, left his physical home for his eternal home on January 12, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Greer, SC on October 15, 1929, he was the son of the late Edward S. Ellis and Gertrude Bridwell Ellis. He was married to the late Virgie McCoy, Means, KY and the late Lois Sheridan, Allendale, MI. He was a retired professor emeritus of Bible and Philosophy, Indiana Wesleyan University. He also taught at Houghton College, Taylor University, and Southern Wesleyan University.

Dr. Ellis was a professional student and professor having earned degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University, Butler University, Temple University, Ball State University, and Indiana University. He was an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church and pastored in SC, NY, NJ, IN & KS. He served along with his first wife as missionaries in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Dr. Ellis was a devoted member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Central, SC.

He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Deborah J Perkins (Russell) of Pickens, SC and daughter-in-law, Carol Ellis (late Dr. David M. Ellis) of Champaign, IL; four grandchildren: Dr. Graham C. Ellis, MD (Katherine) of San Diego, CA., Taylor G. Ellis of Los Angeles, CA., Tessa C. Ellis and Javan I. Perkins of Pickens, SC; a sister: Joyce Ward (Larry) of Spartanburg, SC and a brother: Jimmy R. Fortenberry (Wanda) of Greer, SC.; and several nieces and nephews.

Receiving of friends will be from 1:00 – 2:00pm with funeral service immediately following on Tuesday January 15, 2019 located at Trinity Wesleyan Church, 700 Issaqueena Trail, Central, SC 29630. Entombment to follow at Memory Gardens, Clemson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Malcolm and Lois Ellis Scholarship Fund, Southern Wesleyan University, 907 Wesleyan Dr., Central, SC 29630.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.RobinsonFuneralHomes.com or in person at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dr Ellis was a man of God whos life touched many people. Certainly mine. I attended church with him at Trinity Wesleyan Church for several years. Not only did he teach Gods word sincerely, but he also had a Godly humor. I always looked foward to the day when I knew he was to teach. I have missed him since I no longer attend Trinity. Not only that good man, but many Saints of God that has gone to be with the Lord that made Trinity so special to me.

Posted by Jame Spearman - Seneca, SC   January 15, 2019

Our hearts will be with you all as you memorialize this great and godly man. Distance prevents us from attending but we are confident the Spirit of Life and Comfort with be in attendance. Dr. Ellis was a true servant of God and the People of God. His presence will be deeply missed in our Wesleyan gatherings. God bless you, his family.

Posted by Steve Stanley    January 14, 2019

Dear Debbie and others of the family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was very dear to you and to all of us who knew him. We respected and admired him for his scholarship and ministry and for his godly life. May God comfort you today and in the days ahead.

Posted by Julia Smith - Brooksville, FL - Friend   January 13, 2019

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