David Ellis


Sep 28, 1979  Aug 6, 2018

Asheville – David Jonathan Ellis passed away on August 6, 2018.

David was born on September 28, 1979 and grew up and attended school in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. He was on the Lacrosse Team from seventh grade through high school.

David moved to Asheville in 2011. He loved Asheville and spent the last seven years of his life working with people in the recovery community. He worked as a case manager, an admissions counselor and a substance abuse counselor. He was also completing his degree. David deeply cared about people and had so many wonderful friends. He was a generous and kind man and a loving son with a fun sense of humor.

He is survived by me, his mother, Candee Blanchard; his uncle, Clyde Smith and his cousin, Jason Smith. I know he would be so very sorry that he has left all of us behind. I couldn’t be prouder of all of his many accomplishments. I will miss you forever, my son. May you rest in peace and know how much you were loved and how much you will be missed.

A memorial and celebration of David’s life will be held in September.