Gregory A. Ellis

January 21, 1973 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old

Gregory Ellis Obituary


Gregory Al’Terik Ellis, (affectionately known as “Greg”, “Gee”, or “Jersey”), was born on January 21, 1973 in Newark, New Jersey to Henry T. Cosby and Irene Ellis. He was educated in the Newark Public School system. Gregory earned various Welding Certifications and was also a very skilled, independent barber.

Gregory married Rhoshon Sanders on May 24, 2013 and they later moved to Hornell, New York with their son, Zy’Aire. Gregory worked at McCourt during the day and during the night at ACS Cleaning Facility as a Detailing Technician. Gregory earned many awards and certificates in this position, which inspired him to start his own cleaning business named after his paternal grandfather, Smiley Cleaning Services LLC.

On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, Gregory departed this life at the age of fifty.

He was predeceased by his grandparents: Jeffrey (Jeff) Ellis, Henry (Smiley) Cosby, Mary-Jane (Nana) Ellis, and Alberta (Bert) Johnson; and his brother: Aaron Ellis.

Gregory Al’Terik Ellis leaves to cherish fond memories, his wife: Rhoshon Sanders; his parents: Henry (Lynn) Cosby, and Irene Ellis; his children: Shanaya Washington, Khatia Ellis, Accacia Wise, and Zy’Aire Ellis; his siblings: Kimberly Ellis, Jennifer Cosby, Jessica Cosby, Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Cosby, Bre’von Cosby, and Bryan Cosby; 6 grandchildren: Malena, Melanie, Treasure, Kahmari, Miella, and Egypt; 2 aunts: Cynthia Cosby-Woods and Cynthia Ellis; 2 brothers-in-law: Walter (Crystal) and Ty-Juan (Trene) Sanders; and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, and friends.

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December 16, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Roselle, NJ 07203

Celebration of Life
December 16, 2023

12:00 PM
The Family Funeral Home
146 East Second Street
Roselle, NJ 07203


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