Ellis Wills Jr., was born April 2, 1938, in Cotton Valley to Ellis Wills Sr. and Lula Wills Darton. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, John Darton. He committed his life to Christ at an early age.
Mr. Wills served 12 years in the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged, he went on to attend Grambling State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He was employed by Texaco and Star Enterprise until his retirement in 1995.
He married Dorothy L. Monson in 1963. They had two daughters, Shawna and Erica. Ellis was an avid golfer, who taught youth golf clinics in the New Orleans area and hosted numerous golf events for charities in the area. Also, he loved gardening and provided friends and neighbors with a wide array of fresh vegetables over the years.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 51 years, Dorothy; his daughters, Shawna Wills (Michigan) and Erica Ervin (Paul) of Austin, Texas; one sister, Betty Calloway (Claude) of Minden; brother, Johnnie Wills (Shirley) of Farmington Hills, Mich.; brother, Charles Wills of Minden; and a hosts of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.