To the family, you are in my prayers. Brother Ellison was aan anointed man of God. He was such a wonderful Sunday school teacher. I know the Overlook Look Hills church miss him dearly.
Sharron Morgan Ganjei posted a Condolence
| July 18, 2009
I am one of many who sat in Mr. Roland's Sunday School class. I was only a teenager when I began attending his class with my parents. It was an adult class; but, it fulfilled my hunger for Truth and The Word.
Mr. Roland was a close friend to my father, especially once my father was diagnosed with cancer. In fact, Mr. Roland was one of my father's pallbearers.
I have never forgotten Mr. Roland. His humor, his kindness, and his wisdom meant more to me than I could ever explain. The world is just a little bit darker without his great light. However, I know I will see him again one day in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Mrs. Lee E. Johnson-Underwood posted a Condolence
| July 17, 2009
My heartfelt condolences goes out to the family of my friend Roland.
When I worked at the Selma Times (first the newsroom, later the business office) with Roland and Betty, Morris Veach, Bub Debray and others back in the 80s. We put together quite a few newspapers, including the one from Marion. Those guys from the composing room were my guardian angels back then and when I moved on I often stopped in just to say hello to my friends. I have such wonderful and warm memories from those years.
I'm so sorry for your loss and am praying that The Lord gives you the strength and peace you need to cope with it.
God Bless and Keep You.
Bruce Morrison posted a Condolence
| July 17, 2009
My sincere condolences. I have sent a private message.
My heartfelt condolences go out to Connie, Butch and the remainder of the family.
Roland is a person Iâve always had the utmost respect for. It takes a special person to work with and manage family members in the workplace. He did it very well.
Like Morris Veach and Bob Phillips, I grew up at The Selma Times-Journal. I believe each of us was influenced in some form or fashion by Roland Ellison the newspaper man and Roland Ellison the person â an honest, fair and God loving individual.
Iâm sorry that I could not be at the funeral service for Roland. I am out of town this week. Know though that my thoughts were with you today.