Michael “Mike” Thompson Ellis died Saturday, February 6, 2021 after a battle with cancer. Mike, a resident of Mobile and then Fairhope, was happiest paddling his kayak on Mobile Bay, ballroom dancing with his wife, BevAnn, and competing in mud runs.
He was a graduate of Shaw High School and attended the University of South Alabama where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He coached peewee football and little league baseball at Mims Park for more than eight years. He taught children’s Sunday School for five years at Springhill Baptist Church, and was an active member of First Baptist Church Fairhope. He served on the board of the Moonlight Chassé Ballroom Dance Society. He worked at Uncle Joe’s Body Shop and then at Auto Craft Collision in Fairhope with co-workers that he loved.
He is preceded in death by his father, Robert “Bob” Ellis; mother, Edie McInnis; stepfather, Pat McInnis; grandson, Mynes Pettey; and other family members.
He is survived by his loving wife, BevAnn Ellis; daughter, Michelle Ellis Pettey (Greg); son, Tyler Ellis (Pam); stepchildren, Rhonda Harrell and Wayne Waters; brothers, Rob Ellis (Laura), and Greg Ellis (Beth); sister, Anni Ellis; grandchildren, Ann Thompson and Adele Pettey; Jack, Grayson, and Wesley Ellis; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, February 13, 2021 with socially distanced visitation beginning at 9:00 AM followed by the service at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church Fairhope, 300 South Section Street, Fairhope. Hughes Funeral Home, Daphne, is assisting the family.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.