OCHOS RIOS, Jamaica — James Lawrence Ellis III, age 37, of Gulfport, Miss., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

He was born Feb. 10, 1980, in Lewiston. He was a 1998 graduate of Leavitt Area High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was currently employed as a small-arms weapons specialist instructor with Linxx Global Solutions Inc.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Norman Marquis; paternal grandmother, Shirley Ellis; and uncles Daniel Marquis and Larry Ellis.

James is survived by his loving wife, Victoria Bishop Ellis; one daughter, Jamison Ellis, of Greene; father, James L. Ellis Jr.; mother, Susan Marquis Conroy, and her husband, Joseph; maternal grandmother, Theresa Marquis; paternal grandfather, James L. Ellis Sr.; aunts Donna Bates, Nancy Brown, Gayle Hall and Sara Ellis; and uncles Ronald Marquis, Michael Marquis and David Ellis.

James enjoyed living life to the fullest. He was happiest when spending time with his lovely wife and beautiful daughter.

James L. Ellis III

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