July 15, 1954 – January 17, 2021
On January 17, 2021, Edward Paul Ellis, caring husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away at the age of sixty-six. Paul, as he was known to most was born on July 15, 1954, in Opelousas, LA to Bennie and Henry (Jr) Ellis. He worked for Dupre Transport for thirty-six years and just recently retired. He married Brinda on May 22, 1991. They raised seven children. Five sons and two daughters together. Paul had a passion for fishing, camping, riding his motorcycle and riding horses. He enjoyed working on vehicles and building cabinetry. He had so much knowledge that he was always willing to share. He loved spending time with his family and planning for future vacations with his wife, sister (Wanda) and brother in law (Randy). He was known for his gentle bullying of the people he loved the most. Even when he was picking on family and friends, everyone knew where they stood with him and that he would do anything to help anyone at any time. Paul was preceded in death by his Father, Henry (JR), and his mother, Bennie. Also, two of his siblings Charles Wayne Ellis and Glenda Downs. He is survived by his wife, Brinda Ryder Ellis, his seven children and their spouses; Michael (Tracy), Travis (Suzette), Paul Jr. (Deanne), Chris (Maggie), Ashley (Jeremy), Kimberly (Nick) and Joshua (Dystiny). He is also survived by his nine remaining siblings and their spouses, Wanda & Randy Lanclos, Brenda Johnson, Norma Jean & Jeff Broussard, Glenn ”Doc” Ellis, Jimmy & Julie Ellis, Billy & Debbie Ellis, Leroy & Jami Ellis, John Lee & Jodi Ellis, Nolan Wayne & Terrie Ellis. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and his favorites of all, his 23 Grandkids and 1 Great Grandchild. Thank you to all the Doctors and nurses at Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge, LA, for all they did to help and be with him over his last days. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, between 1-4 pm at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, Louisiana.