Archie Ellis Roach
Archie Ellis Roach, 95, of Stanardsville, VA went
into the presence of the King of Kings and Lord of
Lords with his family lovingly surrounding him at
his home on Monday, December 22, 2014.
Ellis was born on November 14, 1919 in Rockingham
County. He was the son of the late John Wesley Roach
and Edith Gentry Roach.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in
death by his loving wife of 70 years, Georgia L.
Roach; ten brothers, Luther, Charlie, Benny,
Gilbert, Ashby, Russell, Manis, Wilmer and Ernest
and two sisters, Drucella and Rosie.
Ellis is survived by daughters, Carolyn Shifflett
of Stanardsville, Doris Deane of Stanardsville,
Joyce Sherrill of Ruckersville, Janice Lamb and
husband, Wendell of Stanardsville, and son Lebert
Roach and wife, Janet of Elkton; seven
grandchildren, Tammy Smith of Stanardsville, Brandy
Johnson and husband, Kevin of Ruckersville, Jeanette
Lamb and husband, Eric of Stanardsville, Phillip
Lamb and wife, Josephine of Barboursville, Amanda
Bennett and husband, Mark of Stanardsville, Sandy
Madison and husband, Michael of Charlottesville and
Joey Sherrill of Ruckersville; two step
grandchildren, Anthony Lamb and wife, Carolyn of
Texas and Jeffery Lamb of Florida; fourteen great
grandchildren, Jessica Smith and boyfriend, Michael
Taylor, Amber Johnson, Holden Johnson, Kaitlin
Bennett, Taylor Bennett, Allyssa Bennett, Melanie
Bennett, Elizabeth Lamb, Rachel Lamb, Elliott Lamb,
Morgan Kowaleski and husband, Chris, Jerry Madison
and friend, Dana, Emily Lamb, Christopher Lamb and
Thomas Lamb; eight step great grandchildren, Sharon,
Andrew, Jared, Rebecca, Jonathan, Bethany, Nathaniel
and Steven; three great-great grandchildren,
Christopher Johnson, Niko Kowaleski and Jordan
Madison ; three half-sisters, Geraldine Black, Edith
Mills and Elizabeth Roach.
Ellis faithfully served the Lord for over 60
years and he pastored Nortonsville Pentecostal
Holiness Church for over 40 years. Ellis and his
wife, Georgia lived their faith with their Servants
Hearts. They visited the sick night or day. They
traveled many miles in their van over the years
taking people to church. Now he has gone the last
mile of the way.
His Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good
and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a
few things, I will make thee ruler over many things:
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
The family will receive friends on Saturday,
December 27, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ryan
Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA
A funeral service will be held on Sunday,
December 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at
Nortonsville Pentecostal Holiness Church,
Map with Pastors Frank
Chapman and Rodney Olinger officiating.
Interment will follow in
Holly Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Bro. Lee Lawson, Bro. Jerry
Bandy, Bro. Phillip Knight, Bro. Gary Walker, Bro.
Gary Wilson and Bro. Stephen Olinger.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling