Fellowman Ellis G. Simpson Jr. ascended to the after-life on March 16, 2018. Home going service for our Mighty Lion Chapter Charter Line member was held on March 26, 2018 at Bethel AME Church, 1154 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield (Hartford), CT.
He was born in Freehold New Jersey on March 6, 1950 to the late Ellis G. Simpson Sr. and Thelma Mae Simpson. The family relocated to Hartford Connecticut where Fellowman Ellis attended the Hartford Public School system. He graduated high school in 1968 in the top 10% of his class. He attended Lincoln University and became a charter member of the Mighty Lion undergraduate chapter in 1969 as a member of the Terminus Ten. Fellowman Ellis, affectionately know as Dr. Pain and King El, graduated from Lincoln University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting.
His professional career began shortly after graduation with Travelers Insurance Company. After forty years and numerous promotions, recognition and awards at Travelers, he retired in 2012. Fellowman Ellis’ professional career also included a successful real estate and property management consultant practice and contract accounting and bookkeeping service.
Ellis proudly served as the 74th Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of the Jurisdiction of Connecticut. Under his leadership as Grand Master, he administered and managed numerous community service projects including a statewide Child Identification program, a scholarship program, youth mentoring and coaching service, and a senior citizens visitation program. He also served as the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for his church, Bethel AME.
His hobbies consisted of playing golf, deep sea fishing and reading. He was a longtime sports fan in support of the Dallas Cowboys NFL team. He also held positions of responsibility on several Executive Boards of community based nonprofit organizations in the Hartford CT area.
Fellowman Ellis leaves many wonderful memories and is missed by family, friends, and Fellowmen.