Mother Jessye B Littles-Ellis

February 10, 2021


Mother Jessye B. Littles-Ellis 83, of Piscataway, NJ formerly of Whiteville NC transitioned with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 with her loving family by her side.

Mother Ellis was the daughter of the late Mr. Thomas & Mary Littles of Wadesboro, NC, and the wife of the late Bishop Carl Ellis, Sr. of Whiteville NC.

Mother Jessye B. Ellis was preceded in death by her dear husband and best friend Bishop Carl Ellis, Sr., her daughters Evangelist Samantha R. Faison, Jacqueline Lane and her dear friend and loving son in law, (her handyman, joking partner and movie watching buddy), Bishop Samuel Dunbar. 


She leaves to cherish and mourn her passing, her dear children; Pastor Cynthia J. Dunbar, Elder Carl Ellis, Jr.(Faye), Greta McKenney (Elder Charles),Veronica A. Edwards (Deacon Samuel), Kenneth (Jacque), Caroline, Joseph (Robin), Steven,  Jessye A. Davis (Herbert), Sherifa.  She also leaves to remember and cherish her legacy 24 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren.  She also leaves to cherish her memories, her dear sisters, Pastor Margaret Duren, Alean Ingram, and sister in law Iwilla Ellis.  Mother leaves a host of nieces and nephews, God children and dear God child and friend Ruby Baskerville.

Home going services will be conducted on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 4:00 from A Better Life Ministry, 129 Linden Ave, Jersey City, NJ. 

McCriskin-Gustafson Family of Funeral Homes, South Plainfield, NJ are handling services in New Jersey.

Mother Jessye Littles-Ellis Viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 10 until 11 am in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

A Private graveside service will follow.

Facial coverings are required for both viewing and graveside service.

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February 17, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home Inc.
306 S JK Powell Blvd
Whiteville, NC 28472

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