November 18, 1968 ~ July 16, 2018

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mark Richard Ellis, 49, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018 at Mission Hospital following a brief battle with brain cancer. A native of Buncombe Co., Mark was a son of Richard and Marlene Dills Ellis. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruth and Maynard Ellis, and Clint and Bobbie Dills. Mark was a 1987 graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School and attended ABTech. He was a former resident of Greensboro where he worked as a self-employed paint contractor. In addition to his parents, Mark is survived by his son, Shawn Ellis (Ansley); granddaughter, Isabella Ellis; sister, Kimberly Ellis Burchfield; nephew, Ryan Burchfield; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Brooks-Sluder Family Cemetery in Candler. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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  1. Aunt Marlene, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m so sorry for the loss of Mark and you guys having to go through this. I pray that God gives you all strength, comfort and unmeasurable peace in this time. I love you guys more than y’all know! XOXO

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  2. The Ellis family, I was saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. I’m glad I got to see him recently after many years. He remembered it like yesterday, some things I hadn’t thought of in years. He and dad can catch up now! His vision is clear now, and in the arms of Jesus. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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  3. The Ellis family, I am so very sorry for your loss, Mark was a good friend and will be missed greatly, Your family are all in my thoughts and prayers, Mark may you find that peace you so much deserve and rest now in Peace, Love you my friend

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  4. Marlene,
    I am so sorry for your loss, I’m asking our Lord for peace, grace and strength for you and your family.

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss my family and I are going to keep you in our prayers. Mark was a really good friend to me growing up

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  6. My condolences to Mark’s family! I knew Mark in High School and have so many great memories of laughing and cutting up with him. He was a good friend…funny and outgoing. This news hits hard – he was way to young to leave us.
    Sending prayers to him and his family!

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  7. My condolences goes out to this family, he was a great friend of mine that I new over 16 years we work on a lot of job sites together he was the most outgoing and funniest guy there made working a lot more fun . I will miss you mark and think of all the good times and laughs that we had . I will see you one day again my friend

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  8. He was my friend, and always will be. I hope God gives the family comfort, and peace, I just found out two days ago, he had a tough job, but now, he has peace, he will be looked after. Your friend. Jim Cassell

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