Pastor William Ellis Funeral : Hundreds Pay Respect to Pastor and Founder of New Day Ministry


ELMIRA, N.Y. ( 18 NEWS) – Friday family, friends and a faith community honor and remember the life of an Elmira pastor who died last week in a car crash. 

Going home! Hundreds filed in to pay final respects to Pastor William Ellis, founder and pastor at New Day Ministry, killed last week in a tractor trailer accident. 

James Robert, Ellis’ godson, said, “he loved people, the impact he made on my life as far as teaching me, learning from him by watching him, the way he was with people taught me a lot on how to love people. See all the people he touched, so it is not hard to phantom.” 

Ellis’ family gather around his casket. Loving him, honoring him, praising him. The focus Friday afternoon not on how he died but how he lived. 

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