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Donnis Ellis II '77 March 1, 2024 12:17 PM updated: March 1, 2024 12:27 PM

Donnis Parvin Ellis, II 

January 31, 1955 - February 24, 2024 

Donnis Parvin Ellis, II was born January 31, 1955. He unexpectedly left us on February 24, 2024.

Donnis was raised in Danbury, TX and attended Danbury High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Jo Lynn Sebesta in 1977. He was a Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 1977, where he proudly served in the Corps of Cadets as the Executive Officer (XO) in Company B-1. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science, Animal Science degree and remained a loyal member of the 12th Man throughout his life. After graduation, he worked at the Farms of Texas and this was the beginning of his lifelong dream of having his own livestock operation. The only bigger dream was raising his children with his wife Jo Lynn.

Jodi and Kody gave him the opportunity to expand his livestock dreams into the show circuit. Long after his children exited the show ring, you could still find him at any livestock show, leaning on a fence, watching the show and mentoring the next generation of future Ag leaders.

He spent 25 years as an operator and fire safety at the Chocolate Bayou Chemical Plants. His friendships that he made there have lasted his lifetime. He retired in 2015 to be able to fully focus on his livestock operation. He spent his final 9 years expanding into the Brahman breed community and received several awards. Prior to his passing, he was awarded by the American Brahman Breeders Association, recognizing him for an outstanding achievement of renown status within his herd.

Most importantly was his relationship with Christ. He rededicated his life through Baptism in 2011. He shared his daily devotionals to his loved ones, and he walked with Christ every day.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donnis Parvin Ellis and Patsy Anne Steck. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Jo Lynn Sebesta Ellis, his daughter Jodi and her husband Shawn Mann from Bridgeport, TX, his son Donnis Kody Ellis and wife, Kara from Magnolia, TX. His grandchildren, Brady and Karly Mann from Bridgeport, TX. His brothers Bo Ellis from Angleton, TX, Rocky Ellis and his wife Kay from Alvin, TX, and his sister, Theresa Ellis from Angleton, TX, as well as his extended family, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Community Baptist Church in Danbury, Texas 6114 5th Street Danbury, Texas 77534. Services will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. Donnis will be laid to rest in Danbury Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Donnis’ name to Community Baptist Church 6114 5th Street Danbury, Texas 77534

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy to the family of Donnis Parvin Ellis, II may be shared at

Arrangements lovingly fulfilled by Palms Funeral Home located at 2300 East Mulberry Angleton, Texas. 


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