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6631 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
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Joseph Ellzey

Joseph Eugene Ellzey

Friday January 24, 1941 - Thursday December 24, 2020
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Joseph "Eugene" Ellzey, Jr., 79, of Biloxi, Mississippi, passed away on December 24, 2020. Eugene was born on January 24, 1941, to Joseph Eugene Ellzey, Sr. and Gertrude Ellzey and preceded in death by them. Mr. Ellzey was involved in several local associations and was instrumental in each. His love for Mardi Gras brought him to become a lifetime member, trustee and board member of the North Bay Mardi Gras Association. He served as Mardi Gras King in 2009 and committee chairman for the King and Queen float. He was the past president and a member of the Fleur De Lis Society of Biloxi, MS. He has served as President of the Board and member of the Biloxi Fire Museum. He was a member of the Biloxi Elks Lodge 606, and Nativity BVM Catholic Church. During his earlier years, he served in United States Navy for four years. Eugene looked forward to Blessing of the Fleet, Fais Do-Do, and South Mississippi St. Jude classic as well as Cruisin' the Coast. He volunteered his time cooking at the Biloxi Fire Museum and traveling with the museum to cook for disaster victims.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Ellzey, two sons; Eugene Ellzey III and Jimmy Ellzey; his brother Sam (Cathy) Ellzey; his sister Jane of California; stepdaughters; Lisa (Craig) Landry and Jennifer Woodward; stepson, Jay (Jayme) Giametta. His grandchildren: Joseph (Blake) Ellzey, Nicole (JP) May, Ray Woodward, Ricky Woodward, Sara Woodward, Rylee Landry, Baylee Landry, Gavin Giametta, Landon Giametta, Gabby Giametta, and Trystan Giametta. His great grandchildren are Taylor May, Gabriel May, Amelia Woodward, and Elenor Singlton. Mr. Ellzey is survived by his brother in laws; Johnny (Wendy) Fayard, and Mark (Shelly) Fayard, along with nieces and nephews; Misty (Bishop) Chastain, Presley Chastian, Melissa (Davey) Quave, Emma Grace, Ella Kate Quave, Angela Ellzey, Sammy Ellzey, Casey Fayard, Chase Fayard and all his friends that he loved dearly.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Eugene's memory to Fleur De Lis Scholarship Fund, 182 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday December 30, 2020 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday December 30, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    Southern Mississippi Funeral Services
    6631 Washington Avenue
    Ocean Springs, MS 39564
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    Southern Mississippi Funeral Services
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    Father Dennis Carver


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Richard Cantrell

Posted at 03:59pm
You will be deeply The French Club will not seem the same epically cooking. Mary and I were blessed and honored to have known you and call you FRIND! Rest in PEACE my friend.

Dick and Mary Cantrell

Martin Bengochea

Posted at 11:42am
Condolences to Eugene's family . We will keep you all in our prayers and as a member of the French club , He will be dearly missed.

Richard James JR

Posted at 09:22pm
Condolences to Eugene's family and friends. May the peace of Christ be with you. I will offer a Mass for the repose of his soul. It seems like eons ago that we were members of Point Cadet's Boy Scout Troop 217. Rest in Peace Eugene.
Your cousin,
Richard James

Alicia Smith

Posted at 10:53am
My deepest sympathy to your family. We miss him so much with his jolly laugh and beautiful smile!
My dad got his best friend back. I am so sorry! Please let Craig and I know if we can do anything.

Patricia Skrnich

Posted at 08:11am
Condolences to the family of a fine, kind gentleman! Eugene will be missed by many in our community!

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