Reflection of Life
“I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses… And He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me I am His own.”
Mr. Lorenzo Elleby, Jr. was born on December 30, 1937 to the late Mr. Lorenzo Elleby, Sr. and Mrs. Cecile Johnson Elleby. He went from labor to reward on September 30, 2021.
Having given his life to Christ at an early age, he became a member of the Historic Frist Bryan Baptist Church, where he served on the Usher’s Ministry. Educated in the public schools of Savannah-Chatham County, he was a 1956 graduate of Alfred Ely Beach High School, where he excelled in Football. Relocating to New York City after graduation, he married Dorothy Elleby. From this union two sons were born: Lorenzo, III and Larry.
He later married Lucille Kelly and from this union three children were born: Kevin, Karen and Tonia.
Upon his return to Savannah, Lorenzo affectionately known as “Petey”, began working as a Longshoreman and became a member of Local 1414. In 2003, he retired after more than 30 years of service. Petey enjoyed fellowshipping with his co-retirees at the Hall playing cards and checkers. He loved his Longshoreman family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Larry Elleby, two brothers, Charles and Leon Elleby, sister, Betty Elleby Sams.
He leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, Lorenzo (Dawn) Elleby, III of Hopewell Junction, NY and Kevin (Rhonda) Elleby of Savannah, GA, two daughters, Karen Denise Elleby and Tonia Michelle Elleby both of Savannah, GA, one sister, Carmelita Hudson of Savannah, GA, nine grandchildren, Canda’ce, Sojourner, Tranese, Travon, Zaire, Ti-Naya, Isaiah, Keith and Jackie, one Godson, Gideon Brown, lifelong friend/sister, Rose Campbell, a loving cousin, Cecile Burke and a host of nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.
Public viewing will be held 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 8, 2021 in the chapel of Campbell & Sons Funeral Home, 124 West Park Ave., Savannah, GA. 31401. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Historic First Bryan Baptist Church, 575 West Bryan Street, Savannah, GA. 31401. Interment ~ Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery, 1336 Dean Forest Road, Savannah, GA. 31405.
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