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Torrie Lyndale Ellis

June 2, 1980 ~ May 20, 2021 (age 40)


Torrie Lyndale Ellis was born on June 2, 1980 in Clarksdale, MS, a beloved son to Ms. Edna Ellis and Clarence Garner Jr.

Torrie was baptized and confessed his faith in the Lord at an early age.  Torrie later joined the Nation of Islam.  Tut, as we passionately called him, was educated in the Coahoma County School District.   Although he did not receive his diploma, he later received his GED while incarcerated.  Torrie did not let prison imprison his mind.  While incarcerated, he taught classes, served as an advocate for change, and also helped other with their appeals.  Torrie created a program that challenged one’s self on how to treat people no matter what their status was in life.

Torrie’s impact in prison was so powerful that his influence and proposals gained the attention of the state officials that he was in the process of implementing it in all state prisons.  Torrie was also active in the Muslim community.  He worked in the segregation unit, keeping the peace.  Tut was changing himself from that young boy who was first arrived at that prison to a grown man that was ready to reveal his new self to the world because he knew he couldn’t keep living his life of his dreadful past.  Torrie, by no means was a saint, but he was destined for change to live a better life.

Visitation will be Friday June 11, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Royal Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be Saturday June 12, 2021, 1:00 PM at Royal Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

Torrie’s eternal loves that preceded him in death, his loving mother, Edna Ellis; grandparents, Edna and George Ellis, Clarence Garner, Sr., and many other family members. 

Torrie leaves to cherish his memories his father, Clarence Garner Jr.; stepfather Chester Rosebur; sister Rhonda (Anthony) Ellis Joiner; brothers Zanders Ellis, Terrance McDaniel; grandmother Josephine Mosedy; his nieces and nephews he really adored and loved Kierston Ellis, A’mya Joiner, Ariel Joiner, Zyanna Ellis, A’jah Joiner; Terrance Wilson, Kamari Joiner Rucker.  Torrie also leaves (2) special people that raised him as their grandchild and whom he affectionately loved and called Grandma and Granddad, Ruben and Thelma “aka” Tina Maiden of Dublin, MS.  This caretaker bond added more special sisters and brothers, Nickdaniel (Nate) Clay, Elijah Clay, Earnest, Jarvis Clay, Franky Maiden, Tonya Clay, Sherwanda (Angel) Clay, Kimberly Hunter, Rosetta Strong, Deressa Hunter; a host of other special aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends which he loved dearly.

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June 11, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Royal Funeral Home, LLC
507 Ashton Ave
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Funeral Service
June 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Royal Funeral Home, LLC
507 Ashton Ave
Clarksdale, MS 38614

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